The 6th Annual North Lake Tahoe Earth Day Festival is being held from 10am-6pm on April 26 at Squaw Valley USA. The event is free and includes entertainment, a children's activity area, and educational booths featuring non-profit organizations, green businesses and local, state and federal agency representatives.
Earth Day 08 is a zero waste event, so there are no traditional trash receptacles, and all food vendors are required to use biodegradable containers. Food and trash will be collected, composed and then returned to the Sierra Nevada College's demonstration garden located in Incline Village, NV.
The North Lake Tahoe shuttle system (TART) is providing free transportation to and from the festival.
There will be a "Push, Pull or Pedal Parade" for kids of all ages with registration starting at 9:30am and the parade commencing at the main stage at 10:30am. Participants are encouraged to develop a non-motorized craft, such as a wagon or bike, made from recycled materials which will be judged during the procession. The grand prize will be a Squaw Valley Kid's Season Pass.
Artists from Nevada City are featured in the Haute Trash Fashion Show which features clothing made from trash.
The annual event is kicked off with a film festival at 7pm on Friday April 25 at the Olympic Village Lodge featuring ten films chosen from among the hundreds originally screened at the Patagonia Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival in Nevada City last January. The cost is $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
Visit www.tahoetruckeeearthday.org for more information.