greenUP!, the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce of Commerce, and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful are hosting a Green Dining Establishment training for Chamber member restaurants. The free training will take place on Tuesday, October 11, from 8:00am to 11:30am, and participants can expect to learn best practices to reduce waste, how to engage customers in waste reduction efforts, and ways to save money on operational costs. Participants will also learn about the benefits of becoming a certified green business for the state of Nevada.
greenUP! and the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce announced the Green Dining Establishment partnership earlier this year. The first wave of Green Chamber Members includes Squeeze In, Great Basin, Great Full Gardens, and Buenos Grill. Together they represent 10 restaurants throughout Reno and Sparks.
Ann Silver, CEO of the Chamber, said, “The Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce is one of our communities’ leading advocates for the transition to a clean energy economy. We support green business practices in every sector and restaurants have much to offer in terms of reducing food and other waste that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. We know that green certified restaurants will draw more environmentally conscious customers and create greater efficiencies in their daily operations”.
Donna Walden, President of greenUP! said, “We feel that the greater Reno community is ready to see improvement across the industry in terms of reducing food waste and plastic pollution. We desire to make Reno a more sustainable community and this green business effort contributes towards helping Nevada reach its climate action goals.”
Chamber members interested in attending the free training may register through the link on the Chamber’s website: https://web.thechambernv.org/events/Green-Dining-Training-3768/details
greenUP! is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides environmental education for businesses helping Nevada cut down on waste, reduce valuable resource consumption and fight climate change in an environmentally safe and cost-effective manner. The Carson Street Green Dining district is a greenUP! project. See https://greenupnow.biz .
Incorporated in 1919, the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in northern Nevada. The Chamber advocates, informs and educates its members, and connects them to one another and thousands of consumers. See https://www.thechambernv.org .
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