Granlibakken is proud to host the 1st Tahoe Truckee Green Lodging Event. Granlibakken's owner Ron Parson will be giving a tour of the properties green business practices at Granlibakken during the event. Granlibakken was the first business in Tahoe to become certified green by Sierra Business Council in November of 2019. read more

Rescheduled for September 15th, 2002

LAKE TAHOE, CA & NV – greenUP!, Incline Village General Improvement District, Sierra Business Council, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, and Western Nevada College partner to offer a FREE Green Lodging Workshop for small to medium hotels, lodges and the hospitality industry.

While the organizers are targeting small to medium hotels and lodges around the Lake Tahoe region and vicinity, any hospitality establishment or industry professional may attend the event to learn best practices for operating at the highest environmental operational efficiency. Best practices covered in the workshop include energy efficiency, food and waste management, customer engagement, and sustainable transportation.

“Sustainability experts from across the Lake Tahoe Region will be presenting at the Tahoe Truckee Green Lodging Workshop on May 20,” said Donna Walden, President of the greenUP! Board. “The vision is to help businesses preserve Lake Tahoe for future generations.”

As part of the workshop, hotels and lodges are encouraged to join the California or the Nevada Green Business Networks” said Kristin York from the Sierra Small Business Development Center. “This is not a requirement to attend, but will help facilitate easier adoption of actions necessary to become a green establishment.”

“For over 50 years, agencies and organizations in the Lake Tahoe Region have taken actions to enhance our beautiful lake and surrounding regions,” said Devin Middlebrook, sustainability program manager for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. “Hotels and the hospitality industry play a large role in making Tahoe more sustainable.”

“Tourists and hotel guests and their destination decisions play a huge part in the sustainability of our region,” said Madonna Dunbar, Resource Conservationist, Incline Village GID and Executive Director of the Tahoe Water Suppliers Association. “Tahoe guests can become environmental stewards and contribute towards making Tahoe a clean destination for this millennium and the next.”

“Western Nevada College hosts the green business program for the state of Nevada,” said Dr. Georgia White, Professional and Applied Technology Division Director. “The hospitality industry is a significant sector in our state. The opportunity to learn from industry leaders and implement best practices will improve the environmental scorecard for our state.”

Space for the workshop is limited. To register, visit:


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. See

The Incline Village General Improvement District, commonly referred to as IVGID, is a quasi- public agency established under Nevada Revised Statute, Chapter 318 and chartered to provide water, sewer, trash and recreation services for the communities of Incline Village and Crystal Bay, Nevada. It is governed by an elected Board of Trustees which, acting on behalf of the electorate, sets policy and determines strategies for the accomplishing its charter. Both Incline Village and Crystal Bay, Nevada are located within Washoe County, the entity that had the authority to create IVGID, and they are both unincorporated areas within Washoe County. For more information, visit

The Sierra Business Council pioneers and demonstrates innovative approaches and solutions to increase community vitality, economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social fairness in the Sierra Nevada. We act as steward leaders of the region, taking responsibility for the care and responsible management of our place, guided by the triple bottom line that considers the economy, environment, and community simultaneously. See

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency leads the cooperative effort to preserve, restore, and enhance the unique natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region, while improving local communities, and people’s interactions with our irreplaceable environment. See:

Since 1971, Western Nevada College has helped students embark on the road to success by preparing them for a variety of careers through associate and bachelor degrees, industry certifications and workforce training. WNC offers exemplary academics, affordability and student satisfaction. Many Western grads become leaders in their communities and excel in their professions. Through its multiple campuses, resource and learning centers, cohorts and expanding online offerings, Western is able to meet many students’ needs, whether they are residing in remote parts of Nevada or trying to fit in their education while raising a family. For more information, visit: