Author Archives: GREENUP

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News Coverage of Reusable Takeout Containers in Carson City Restaurants

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Kolo8 covered greenUP! and the Union in a feature about the Reusable Takeout Container Program now available in four Carson City restaurants: So Juicy, Squeeze In, Scoups Ice Cream and Soup Bar, and the Union. Customers can pay a one time subscription fee and check out boxes one box at a time with unlimited returns and check-ins. More information is available on the Website. Link to the Kolo feature:

https://www.kolotv.com/2022/03/15/pilot-program-carson-city-features-reusable-takeout-containers/


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greenUP! receives Community Fund Grant

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greenUP! received a $12,500 Community Fund grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada. greenUP! is using the Community Fund grant to provide green business support for Nevada rural business communities and Nevada tribal communities on environmental best practices that will save them money, help bring about economic prosperity and address environmental justice in these under-served communities. 


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Complete Survey for Free Takeout Container

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greenUP! asks for feedback on their reusable takeout container program. Fill in a 3-minute survey and receive a free token good for the duration of the program. For more details visit: https://greenupnow.biz/reusable-takeout-container-pilot/.


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Welcome Andrew Azar

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Andrew Azar is the newest member of the greeenUP! Green Dining District Team! He will be working on the reusable takeout container pilot, work with restaurants on the upcoming banner promotions, and conduct waste audits.

Andrew recently graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a bachelor’s degree in Geography. He focused on environmental policy and management with a minor in writing. In the fall he will begin his master’s degree in City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah; focusing on transportation and land use. Andrew’s interests in transportation comes from his fondness for cycling.

In his free time, Andrew enjoys cross-country mountain biking and cyclocross, climbing, baking, and playing the bass guitar. In the long term, he hopes to create accessible, enjoyable, human-scale communities that encourage sustainability through compactness.


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Kolo-8 Coverage of So Juicy

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Ed Pearce, Senior Reporter for Kolo 8 NewsNow, did a feature piece on the Nevada Green Business Program and featured So Juicy as a small to medium business that has become green certified. Here’s the link:  https://www.kolotv.com/2022/01/27/local-businesses-go-green-helping-save-planet-some-money/


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NV Green Business Network

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Last November, greenUP! and WNC announced the Nevada Green Business Network and website. (NVGBN) is a coalition of organizations that came together to offer a statewide green business certification program.  Partners include greenUP!, Western Nevada College, Envirolution, GreenACTnv, GRN Vision, Incline Village General Improvement District, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, and Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.

Together, we work with small to medium-sized businesses to offer free assistance and recognize efforts that save energy and water, reduce waste, prevent pollution and stormwater impacts, and encourage better commute options.


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Support Your Green Dining District Restaurants

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Due to COVID-19 measures, restaurants have shifted their focus from in-house dining services to offer more takeout options. While these to-go programs allow customers to enjoy local foods from the comfort and safety of their own home, the packaging waste of these take away meals has been adding up. We encourage customers to refuse plastic-ware when ordering pickup and look for alternatives to Styrofoam packaging.

We ask that the community continues to support restaurants that are operating at only partial capacity. See video from greenUP! on the value of the green dining district to our community and ways to support restaurants during COVID: