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Greening Nevada Video Series

Greening Nevada is a video series featuring businesses and manufacturers with good environmental practices that reduce waste and minimize pollution. The purpose for the show is to demonstrate how sustainable communities will increase economic prosperity and help Nevada transition to a thriving, green economy. Donna Walden from greenUP! and Erica Gallegos from Western Nevada College are the series hosts. As part of this show, we will feature businesses from a variety of fields. We will showcase the Nevada Green business program and partners who are committed to working with businesses to improve the environmental performance of their operations. We will also feature experts and visionaries in the field of sustainability. Our hope is that this show inspires everyone to take positive action to preserve our planet.

Greening Nevada #1: The Nevada Green Business Network

Panelists:

Donna Walden, President of GreenUP!.

 

 

The Nevada Green Business Network is a coalition of organizations that came together to offer a statewide green business certification program. This segment introduces the network, who the partners are and why greening business operations is good for our state.

Greening Nevada #2: Sustainability in Nevada: Interview with Lynne Barker

Panelists:

Donna Walden, President of GreenUP!,

Lynne Barker, Sustainability Consultant.

 

Donna Walden, President of greenUP! speaks about the need for sustainability in Nevada. Walden interviews Sustainability Consultant, Lynne Barker, who has more than 20 years-experience in green building, urban sustainability and climate protection.

Greening Nevada #3: NV Green Business: Extremely Emollient

Panelists:

Erica Gallegos, GreenBiztracker Manager,

Brian Morris, founder of Extremely Emollient.

 

Erica Gallegos, GreenBiztracker Manager for Western Nevada College helps facilitate the Green Business Program in Northern Nevada. She interviews Brian Morris, founder of Extremely Emollient, a small manufacturer in Reno that handcrafts organic, vegan, and cruelty free personal care products

Greening Nevada #4: Green Dining District with Cucino Lupo & So Juicy

Panelists:

James Vandegrift, General Manager of Cucina Lupo,

Mark Estee and Kacie DeCruz co-owner of So Juicy.

 

In this episode, we speak with two restaurant owners that are part of the Carson City Green Dining District, a program that works with restaurants to reduce their waste. James Vandegrift, General Manager of Cucina Lupo, an Italian restaurant by Chef Mark Estee and Kacie DeCruz co-owner of So Juicy, a restaurant focused on health, quality and integrity are interviewed about environmental practices at their establishments.

Greening Nevada #5 NV: Brand Geek

Panelists:

Erica Gallegos, GreenBiztracker Manager,

Lara Pearson,

Brand Geek.

 

Erica Gallegos, GreenBiztracker Manager for Western Nevada College helps facilitate the Green Business Program in Northern Nevada. She interviews Lara Pearson who discusses her sustainability practices and her law firm, Brand Geek, which is the first office space to be green certified up in Incline Village.

Greening Nevada #6 : Patty Moen - Recycling in Nevada

Panelists:

Donna Walden, President of GreenUP!.

Patricia Moen, Northern Nevada Recycling Program.

 

 

As part of Greening Nevada, Donna Walden interviewed recycling expert, Patricia Moen, who runs the Northern Nevada Recycling Program for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Sustainable Materials Management Group. Patty talks about the recycling rate in Nevada, some innovative programs designed to increase recycling across the state and her vision for the future of sustainability in Nevada.

Greening Nevada #7: Merchology Interview, Brian Tarte

Panelists:

Erica Gallegos, GreenBiztracker Manager,

Brian Tarte, Operations Manager for the Manufacturing company Merchology.

 

Erica Gallegos, GreenBiztracker Manager for Western Nevada College, helps facilitate the Green Business Program in Northern Nevada. She interviews Brian Tarte, the operations manager for the manufacturing company Merchology, about the process of becoming green certified at the Innovator Tier.

Greening Nevada #8: Nevada Roots Interview, Jenelle Stathes

Panelists:

Erica Gallegos, GreenBiztracker Manager,

Jenelle Stathes.

 

 

Erica Gallegos, GreenBiztracker Manager for Western Nevada College, helps facilitate the Green Business Program in Northern Nevada. She interviews Jenelle Stathes about her family’s tree service business, Nevada Roots, and why they chose to pursue green business certification at the Innovator Tier.

Greening Nevada #9: Full Circle Soils & Compost

Panelists:

Donna Walden, President of GreenUP!,

Cody Witt, owners for Full Circle Compost.

 

Donna Walden interviews Cody Witt, one of the owners for Full Circle Compost based in Carson City and operating across the state of Nevada and Northern California. Full Circle Soils & Compost has been fine-tuning its recipe for enviro-friendly, all-natural Nevada compost for 20+ years. They are part of Nevada’s circular economy and so much more.

Greening Nevada #10: 2020 Golden Pinecone Awards

Panelists:

City of Reno Sustainability and Climate Action Plan.

 

 

The Golden Pinecone Awards is a legacy event and tradition within the environmental community since 1988 that recognizes the hardworking businesses, organizations, and individuals that make our community healthier, safer, and more sustainable. The 2020 awards were inspired by the City of Reno Sustainability and Climate Action Plan. The eleven (11) 2020 award winners are featured.

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