Spring has sprung and it’s time to celebrate Tahoe Truckee Earth Day 2017 at The Village at Squaw Valley. The free, family friendly event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.
The festival is a volunteer-run, nonprofit event to recognize and promote the region’s unique beauty. Enjoy live music and entertainment and learn how to preserve and protect our local and global natural resources.
Check out a multitude of educational booths on the topics of watershed health, forest health, pollution prevention, alternative energy, waste management, local art and more.
The Earth Day Network sums up what the celebration has meant for the last 47 years: “On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate on behalf of a healthy, sustainable environment. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Agency, the passage of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.
“In 1990, Earth Day went global, with 200 million people from 141 nations participating. Earth Day is now widely celebrated around the world as a collective expression of public will to create a sustainable society and inspires changes that bring ongoing benefits to the community.”
Tahoe Truckee Earth Day strives to be a zero-waste event, and efforts are being supported by Incline Village’s Waste Not program. TART will offer free transportation from the event back to Truckee, North Lake Tahoe and Incline Village. The festival is hosted primarily by volunteers of the Tahoe Earth Day Foundation, a nonprofit group.
Blues and reggae music will be the order of the day. The Serina Dawn Band will entertain from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Serina’s soulful, signature voice calls out to her audience. Inspired by the likes of Susan Tedeschi, Bill Withers, Jonny Lang and Amy Winehouse, she captivates with a growly, bluesy style uniquely her own.
Sebastopol’s Sol Horizon will deliver some roots/reggae music from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sol is reknowned for energetic live performances and its lyrical content, which centers on themes peace. community, sustainability and the revitalizing power of nature. The band moves feet and inspires minds.
From 2:15 to 3 p.m., the Truckee High School Envirolution Club will present a “Trashion Show,” with featured clothing items made from recyclable materials. For younger Earth-lovers, the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum will host a Kids Zone with crafts, demonstrations and opportunities for self-exploration.
Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows is donating a Mighty Mite/Alpine Ranger team fee for the 2017-2018 season with a value of $2,799. One hundred raffle tickets will be sold at $50 apiece.
- Tahoe Truckee Earth Day
Saturday, April 22, at The Village at Squaw Valley
11 a.m. — Event begins
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Nevada Discovery Museum demonstrations in Kids Zone
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Serina Dawn Band
11:30 to 2 p.m. — Climate Change short films in the Base Camp Conference Room
2 to 2:15 p.m. — Asha Dancers
2:15 to 3 p.m. — Trashion Show
3 to 3:25 p.m. — March for Science
3:25 p.m. — Raffle winners announced
3:30 to 5 p.m. — Sol Horizon music