Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tahoe area Earth Day Celebrations

Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.  This was a time when the Vietnam war was in full swing, big American cars gulped leaded gas, and industry could pollute rivers and streams without even fearing so much as some bad press.  Earth Day is about raising environmental concerns to protect or improve the environment.
Tahoe Truckee Earth Day will be celebrated at the Village in Squaw Valley on April 21.  This is a volunteer run festival with live music and entertainment.   Information booths will help you learn how to preserve and protect our local and global natural resources.
South Tahoe Earth Day will be celebrated at Bijou Community Park on April 28.  Their mission is educate the public about local environmental issues, and to teach ways to counteract global climate change through recycling, composting, alternative energy, and water conservation.
Reno Picnic for the Planet Earth Day in McKinley Park (downtown on the Truckee River) is on April 21.  This event is put on to provide the community an opportunity to celebrate Earth Day and to connect with the outdoors and conservation through food, music and education.
Reno Earth Day will be celebrated in Idlewild Park on April 22.  Educational booths and activities for all ages and backgrounds will be in place.  Food selections, artwork, and live music will help create a festival atmosphere.  No pets are allowed

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