Free Pollution Prevention Workshop, Nevada Auto Repair & Body Shop Trade Show | News from Carson City, Nevada
October 22, 2021 (All day)
CARSON CITY – GreenUP! and Western Nevada College have teamed up to offer a free workshop for auto repair and body shops in Nevada on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Western Nevada College in the EL Cord Automotive Technology Center. The workshop is made possible through funding from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Topics covered will be Environmental Management Best Practices (BMPs), alternatives to harmful cleaners and solvents, electric vehicles, and how to get green certification in the state of Nevada. Suppliers will be in attendance to demonstrate healthy alternatives for solvents and coatings, cleaning and sanding equipment, and best recycling practices.
The workshop will be held in Carson City and will be broadcast live so that auto stores, high schools and community colleges statewide can participate. Virtual links will be provided after registration and before the workshop date of October 22.
“There are many best practices that auto stores can adopt to reduce their environmental impact,” said Donna Walden, president of greenUP! Plank. “This is one of the many areas that can help Nevada meet its environmental and climate action goals. Since nearly all adults drive, they’ll be happy to know their neighborhood auto store is taking action to make Nevada cleaner and healthier.
Dr. Kyle Dalpe, Provost & Senior Vice President of Finance will deliver the keynote address. “Western Nevada College has state-of-the-art auto body and auto repair training facilities and qualified instructors on our campus,” he said. “In addition to our workforce development goals, we also work to teach environmental sustainability to our students and the wider Nevada community. ”
8:30 am – Registration. Vendors on display.
9h00 – Auto repair and prevention of automobile pollution
10:10 am – Break
10:20 – Auto Repair Shop and Auto Body Shops present on “Why P2 / Why Green Business”
10:50 – How Auto Stores Can Get Nevada Green Business Certification
11:05 AM – Western Nevada College Aqueous Coin Washer Case Study.
Demonstration of the method of cleaning dry floors. Introduce the show’s vendors.
11:30 am – Presentation on electric vehicles in Nevada and implications for auto shops
12:00 p.m. – Presentation of the show’s vendors
12:30 p.m. – Lunch. Supplier consultations.
1:30 p.m. – Adjournment