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  • Writer's pictureLeah Wz

PRESS RELEASE: Shop hosts third annual #GreenFriday event

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Owner - Leah Wzientek


Local Gear Shop turns “Black Friday...GREEN” with Urban Clean Up Event

Join Gear Hut and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful in turning “Black Friday” into #GreenFriday again this Thanksgiving weekend.

The local used gear shop and non-profit organization are teaming up to host their third annual Neighborhood Clean-Up in the Wells Avenue District on Friday, November 25th. Instead of shopping at big box retailers on the Friday after Thanksgiving, get outside with the family, scope out local businesses to support on Small Business Saturday, and help beautify the neighborhoods of Wells Ave.

While there are multiple trail clean ups organized every year, we all tend to ignore the trash in our own back (and front) yards. We walk by the garbage that builds up in our alleyways, collects in the street gutters and gets stuck in fences. Yet, this is the trash that eventually makes its way into many urban habitats, including the river, ditches and fields. When winter snows start to fall, trash gets buried, plowed into piles and can block up drains that lead directly into the Truckee. Gear Hut and KTMB want to help protect our urban habitats and environments by removing the trash at the source, from the city streets.

The cleanup will start at 11:00 am at Gear Hut, at their new location: 318 Broadway Blvd. Participants will get geared up with supplies provided by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful and will be grouped to take on various streets and areas. Check out Gear Hut’s Facebook Event “#GreenFriday Neighborhood Clean Up” for more info and to RSVP.


Where - Meet at Gear Hut (318 Broadway Blvd)

When - Friday, November 25th @ 11AM-1PM

Clean Up Partners: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (Providing all supplies) BaseCamp Climbing Gym (Two-For-One Passes to all participants) Sierra Climbing Team (Accepting gear donations during the event for their Gear Hut fundraising consignment account and hosting a bake sale).

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is supplying Gear Hut with all the supplies needed for participants to pick up trash; bags, gloves, etc. KTMB has been helping host clean ups all over the Truckee Meadows area - if your business or group would like help hosting a clean up - contact: Matt @

Sierra Climbing Team is Gear Hut’s November featured Non-Profit Organization! Any donations dropped off during the event will be added to their consignment account to support climbing scholorships! They will also be selling some SWEET TREATS! So bring a couple dollars for their bake sale.


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