Wednesday, April 5, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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Lovelady Brewing Company
20 S Water Street
Henderson, NV 89015

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Donna Walden 


Erica Gallegos will provide an overview of the Nevada Green Business Program, discuss what it takes to become Green Certified, and highlight the contents of the Brewery Checklist. 

Erica serves as the Program Coordinator for Western Nevada College. She manages the GreenBizTracker database for the network and works directly with green businesses throughout the state. She graduated with honors from the University of Nevada, Reno with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a minor in Renewable Energy.

“Anyone can claim to be green. But a Nevada Green Business Certification not only exemplifies a company’s efforts to conserve resources, reduce waste, protect the environment, and prioritize future generations—it also shows that those efforts were verified by a legitimate third party.”


This event is made possible with grant funding provided from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Sustainable Brewery Summit - April 5, 2023 (9am to 11:45am)

Learn about sustainable brewing practices and how to become Green Certified in the state of Nevada. Hear from fellow craft brewers about successful pollution prevention and sustainability projects. Network with fellow craft brewers.

Meet the Speakers

Ben Jarvis - Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

Ben has worked with a number of craft Brewers in Boise Idaho. He will talk about productive maintenance on a can line, energy efficiency savings, centrifugal systems to increase product yield, supply chain sustainability and using reclaimed wastewater in the brewing process.

  Ben Jarvis has worked as the Pollution Prevention Projects Coordinator at the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality since 2011. In this capacity, he has worked to develop and refine numerous P2 initiatives, including Idaho's Clean Air Zone Program, Pollution Prevention Champions awards, and a Lean Six Sigma Green the Green Belt training for manufacturers.

Ben has a bachelors degree in International Political Economy and History from The College of Idaho, and a masters degree in Public Administration from Boise State University. He lives in Boise with his wife and daughter.

Linda Lovelady, Nevada Craft Brewers Association

Linda sits on the board of the Nevada Craft Brewers Association as the Legislative Chairperson.

“We promote and support Nevada’s breweries and brewpubs, create an open line of communication between brewers and associated members, give back to our communities and be an advocate for more modern beer laws in the State of Nevada.”

Kirk Anderson, Core Cans

Core Cans is a family owned and operated beverage packaging company started by brothers Kirk and Christian Anderson. The Core Cans mission statement, “For the Planet, For the Community, For the Craft” summarizes their goals of catering to craft beverage makers to provide the most eco-friendly packaging available while also giving back to the community.

 In addition to his role as co-owner at Core Cans, Kirk has a BS in Biology and is a practicing part-time urologist in his hometown of Sacramento, CA. A passion for service, sustainable living, community, family, and beer has led him to where he is today. Having a chance to talk about beer and sustainability with craft brewers is truly a dream come true!

Lance Rainwater - Green C02 Systems

Lance will discuss the CO2 supply, why there are shortages and the differences in various CO2 storage vessels and sustainability and environmental friendliness of the storate vessels.
Lance has worked with Green CO2 Systems for 5 years, actively selling in the Vegas Valley for the last four years.  Prior to Green CO2, Lance spent 22 years with a technical school in Wyoming.