Tuesday, 14 September 2021 16:00

Free Trade Show Scheduled for Nevada Auto Body and Repair Shops


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GreenUP! and Western Nevada College partnered to offer a free workshop for auto repair and auto body shops in Nevada on Oct. 22 at Western Nevada College in the E.L. Cord Automotive Technology Center.

The workshop is made possible with funding provided from the Environmental Protection Agency.


Topics covered will be environmental best management practices (BMPs), alternatives to harmful cleaners and solvents, electric vehicles and how to become green certified in the state of Nevada.


Vendors will be present to demonstrate healthy alternatives for solvents and coating, cleaning and sanding equipment, and recycling best practices.


The workshop will be held in Carson City and live-streamed so auto body shops, high schools and community colleges across the state can participate. Virtual links will be provided after enrollment and before the Oct. 22 workshop date.


“There are many best practices that auto shops can engage to reduce their environmental impact,” said Donna Walden, president of the greenUP! board. “This is one of many sectors that can help Nevada achieve its environmental and climate action goals. Since almost every adult drives, they will be glad to know that their neighborhood auto shop is taking action to make Nevada cleaner and healthier.”


Dr. Kyle Dalpe, provost and senior vice president of finance, will give the opening remarks.


“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 are also working to...

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