Giant steps towards smaller footprints. The 2016 Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival is slated for Saturday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Village at Squaw Valley.
This all ages, community-sponsored event gives participants an opportunity to learn about recycling, composting, alternative energy, sustainability, watershed and forest health, and reducing ecological footprints via a diverse array of agency representatives and earth-friendly vendors.
Earth Day is a Zero Waste event. Typical trash receptacles will not be available in an effort to drastically minimize waste. Booth participants are requested to minimize handouts and implement other forms of waste reduction. All food vendors will be using biodegradable take-out containers made of either paper or PLA. Food and biodegradable waste will be collected by volunteers and IVGID Waste Not and composted by Full Circle Compost in Minden, Nevada.
T.A.R.T. will be offering free transportation from the event back to North Lake Tahoe, Incline Village and Truckee.
April 16th from 11am to 5pm at the Village at Squaw valley
- 11:00am: Main Event in the Village at Squaw Begins. Educational Booths on display all day
- 11:00am-5:00pm: Discovery Zone hosted by the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum – First Street
- 11:30am-1:30pm: Joaquin & The Love Lights – Events Plaza Stage
- 2:00-2:15pm: Asha Dancers – Events Plaza Stage
- 2:15-3:00pm: Trashion Show – Events Plaza Stage
- 3:25pm: Raffle winners announced
- 3:30-5:00pm: The Kitchen Dwellers – Events Plaza Stage
- 5:00pm: See you next year!
Envirolution Trashion Show
Back by popular demand this year is the Envirolution Trashion Show. The Truckee High School Envirolution Club “Trashion” show is a recycling fashion show displaying artsy outfits that students have made themselves out of materials that do not biodegrade easily. Each outfit has a commentary that is both funny and educational, sending a message of positive action; that everyone can consciously work at reducing, reusing, and recycling, and that the time to start is now. The youth involved in Bright Futures provide specific actions that reduce energy use and waste at school sites, homes and businesses by involving more students in making a positive difference.
More info available at www.tahoetruckeeearthday.org.