Earth Day Festival Returns to Squaw Village April 22
North Tahoe/Truckee's largest eco-event, the Tahoe-Truckee Earth Day Festival, returns to the Village at Squaw Valley on April 22nd, inviting the local community to celebrate regional environmental initiatives and to participate in the National March for Science.
The 2017 Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival, one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the region, returns to The Village at Squaw Valley on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. The free community event takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and provides kids and adults with an opportunity to learn about recycling, composting, alternative energy, and sustainability through hands-on activities the whole family can enjoy. A diverse array of booths welcome hands-on participation, with a special focus on climate science education at this year’s event: get dirty in the compost zone, understand your carbon footprint, explore sea level rise and check out The Discovery Zone hosted by the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum. The event also boasts Tahoe’s very own, and highly acclaimed Trashion Show, climate change short films, dancing and live music from the Serina Dawn Band and Sol Horizon.
New for Earth Day 2017:
Tahoe Truckee Earth Day will include sign-making and two opportunities to participate in the national March for Science, joining a nationwide movement to demonstrate a passion for science and call for support and safeguarding of the scientific community. A series of climate change short films will be screened at the Base Camp conference room from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The films will run on a 26-minute loop and are family-friendly, with the goal of educating on the science of climate change, identifying the urgency of action and what specific things we can do about it. Also new this year, a scientist photo booth will have fun costumes and props including the faces of famous scientists for kids and families to take photos.
Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival schedule of events:
9 – 11 a.m.: Morning March for Science, organized by Indivisible Citizens of Congressional District 4, will assemble at Squaw Valley Park (101 Squaw Valley Road), and march up the bike path to The Village at Squaw Valley. The length of the route is 2.1 miles. Click here for more information.
11:00 a.m.: Main Event in The Village at Squaw Valley begins. Educational Booths on display all day
11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Discovery Zone hosted by the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum – First Street
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Climate Change Short Films – Base Camp Conference Room.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Serina Dawn Band – Events Plaza Stage
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.: Children’s “Guide to Planet Earth” Presentation – First Street Stage
12:45 – 3:00 p.m.: Burrito Bingo – Patagonia Store, with ingredients from Tahoe Food Hub and Patagonia Provisions
2:00-2:15 p.m.: Asha Dancers – Events Plaza Stage
2:15-3:00 p.m.: Envirolution Trashion Show – Events Plaza Stage
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Community March for Science will begin at the Events Plaza Stage with a route around the Village at Squaw Valley. Click here for more information.
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Après with Patagonia Provisions & Raffle Drawing – Patagonia Store
3:25 p.m.: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Foundation Earth Day 50/50 Raffle winner announced – Events Plaza Stage. Enter to win a 2017-18 Mighty Mite/Alpine Ranger Team Program registration. Tickets available for purchase here.
3:30-5:00 p.m.: Sol Horizon – Events Plaza Stage
Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival is free to the public and Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART) will be offering free return bus services from the festival to North Lake Tahoe, Incline Village and Truckee.
The Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival is a "zero-waste" event. Food and biodegradable waste will be collected by volunteers, Waste Free Earth and Incline Village General Improvement District's (IVGID) Waste Not Program, to be composted by Full Circle Compost. In addition, all food vendors will utilize biodegradable take-out containers when possible.
For more information on the Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival and a full schedule of events, visit www.tahoetruckeeearthday.com.