President of the greenUP! Board

Donna Walden

Walden has 25 years’ experience in global marketing and managing not-for-profit organizations. Ms. Walden was responsible for launching the green business program for Nevada, developing needed partnerships, supervising staff and implementing the certification model and portal in Nevada. Ms. Walden started Nevada’s first green dining district in 2019 and helps lead the Green Dining Nevada effort for the state. Walden supports the Green Business Engagement National Network, helping them to structure their organization, strategic planning, and organization of their bi-annual Summit.

For 5 years, Walden was the Regional Coordinator for the Western Sustainability & Pollution Prevention Network, where she managed EPA grants, provided educational and resources for technical assistance for EPA Region 9 (Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada). As Executive Director for Sierra Green Building Association (2009-2010), she launched their 1st annual Tahoe greenFEST expo and ran the organization for 2 years. Walden received national recognition in 2013 as the Pollution Prevention Volunteer of the Year 2013 by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable. In 2022, Walden was recognized P2 Champion by her peers at the P2 West Conference in October in Portland Oregon.