Nevada Day, Inc., in partnership with greenUP!, announces reusable stainless steel cups are available for purchase ahead of the Nevada Day celebration.
The collector cups, made by Klean Kanteen, feature both Nevada Day and greenUP! logos and sell for $15 each. Many bars and restaurants offer the holder $1 off select drinks during the event. The list of vendors will be available on the Nevada Day website and in the parade program.
“We are always looking for ways to reduce waste and have a cleaner event,” says Brooke Santina, executive director of Nevada Day. “Tumblers are functional, save people money and make great souvenirs, plus they’re better for the environment.”
According to Upstream, an association that studies environmental impact, a reusable stainless steel cup used 300 times creates 166 times less carbon pollution and 36 times less waste than a single-use plastic cup.
“It’s a small thing, but it makes a big difference,” says Donna Walden, president of greenUP! Plank. “This is our 3rd year partnering with Nevada Day in this effort. It makes a huge difference to the environment and ultimately the community when we use reusable cups.”
The mugs are available for purchase at the Nevada Day Store and participating businesses including Arby’s, Cactus Jacks, Cucino Lupo, Great Basin Brewing Company and So Juicy. A small number of cups will be sold outside the Adams Hub during the Nevada Day Parade.
Previous years’ cuts will be honored for Nevada’s Award Day, which is celebrated Saturday, Oct. 29, in Carson City.
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, greenUP! provides environmental education to businesses that help Nevada reduce waste, reduce consumption of valuable resources, and combat climate change in an environmentally safe and cost-effective way. For more information about greenUP! Visit www.greenupnow.biz
Nevada Day, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit that exists to ensure that the celebration of our statehood continues each year with a parade held the last week of October in the capital, Carson City, Nevada. See www.nevadaday.com for more information.