GreenUP!, an environmental education non-profit working with Nevada businesses to implement sustainable best practices, announced the creation of the Baker Green Dining District. Baker now joins Carson City, Reno and Sparks in terms of a public commitment to dining sustainably. Baker is the first rural green dining district in the Green Dining Nevada program.
Baker, a census-designated place in southeastern White Pine County, Nevada, is located 5 miles east of the main entrance of Great Basin National Park. All of the six restaurants in the region have been designated green dining establishments. Baker restaurants and establishments include the Great Basin Café; Sugar, Salt and Malt; Sandra’s Mexican Food; 487 Grill; Border Inn Casino; and Bristlecone General Store.
To become a green dining district, each of the dining establishments had to participate in a waste audit to measure their waste stream. There are several other sustainability measures practiced in the town of Baker, such as diverting food waste as compost or to feed chickens, goats or other animals; using compostable or recycled takeout containers; and water and energy saving measures.
Elizabeth Woolsey, owner of Bristlecone General Store, said “Being in a rural community, the more we can reduce waste and packaging, the more beautiful we keep our landscape and park. Baker businesses and local residents are passionate about practices that will keep our community clean.”
Tabitha Phillips, co-owner of Sugar, Salt and Malt restaurants said: “As a business, it is responsible to reduce as much waste as possible. This is the beginning of going in the right direction in terms of waste management for Baker.”
Donna Walden, President of greenUP! and Director for the Nevada Green Business Network said, “By joining the Green Dining Nevada initiative, we know that restaurants will do their part to keep our Nevada communities pristine. One cannot find a more committed community than Baker or friendlier people to work with on sustainability practices.”
Look for Green Dining Nevada plaques at each of the Baker establishments. Other restaurants interested in joining, may contact our Green Dining Coordinator: email@example.com.
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. For more information: https://greenupnv.org
Green Dining Nevada is a consortia of businesses and organizations committed to reducing waste at restaurants and in our community. See https://www.greendiningnv.com .