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Northern Colorado Council Meeting
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM MDT
Category: Recycle Colorado Event

Northern Colorado Council Presents a Spotlight Presentation

A virtual panel discussion on Going Green! Come learn about Northern Colorado Cannabis Businesses who have replaced single-use plastic products with durable packaging. Learn how these private businesses use the triple-bottom line to find sustainable solutions to disposable plastic packaging.

Panel Speakers
Nikole Bari, Owner, The Source Zero No Co
Melinda Kadinger, COO/CFO, Smokey’s Cannabis Company
Shawn Naughton, Founder, Green For Green

About the Speakers

Nikole BariNikole Bari is the owner of the Source Zero No Co. The Source Zero provides a soap refill shop and zero waste boutique. As well as alternatives to plastics for your daily living. Located in Berthoud, CO. 




Melinda KadingerMelinda Kadinger is the COO and CFO of Smokey’s Cannabis Company- an Adult Use and Medical Store and Grow in Garden City and Fort Collins, CO. Melinda has always had a passion for the environment. She has used her personal beliefs to develop and implement productive, sustainable business practices currently in place in their business. Over the past four years Smokey’s has moved towards compostable packaging for self-packaged products as part of the Smokey’s goal of Zero Waste certification. Smokey’s has converted to a full living soil and all-natural growing practices and customer recycle programs resulting in a profitable and responsible model for the cannabis industry.


Smokey’s Mission: Smokey’s aims to be a leader in the cannabis space, championing our community, our environment, and our people in all things that we do.

 ShawnShawn Naughton is the founder of Green For Green and has been affiliated with the cannabis industry since 2016. His key focus is on providing sustainable products and services to the cannabis industry.

Business Description: Green For Green provides sustainable products and services to the cannabis industry. Green For Green has created a closed loop recycling/reuse system for different types of cannabis packaging in the state of Colorado. Please see our website for more information at







Chair: Becca Walkinshaw, Republic Services Fort Collins

Vice Chair: Melinda Kadinger, Smokeys

Vice Chair: Maureen McCarthy, FoCo Trash Mob

Recorder: Kim Miller, Recycle Colorado Member

Board Liaison: Charles Kamenides, City of Longmont

Staff Lead: Ally Byzewski, Recycle Colorado Office Manager