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greenUP! is seeking AmeriCorps applicants for a green dining district position. Please apply through Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) website.
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:
greenUP! received a $20,000 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.
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/.
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/
greenUP! seeks a part-time employee to assist with Reno Green Dining beginning July 2022. Candidate must be willing to work in Reno and sometimes Carson City to perform job responsibilities. Ideal candidate would have an education in Environmental Science or environmental work experience. College students will be considered.
Job Time-frame – July 1, 2022 through December 31st, 2022
Approximately 750 hours at $20/hr. (flexible schedule)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in filling the position.
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.
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:
Have you ever wondered where your plastic waste goes once it gets picked up on curbside collection day? We were curious too! For Plastic Free July, we did some research to create this local guide that tracks plastic waste from our homes and businesses in Carson City on their journey. Browse the infographic below!