April 22 marks the 53rd Anniversary for Earth Day, a day created to inspire everyone to protect our planet. Earth Day was founded in 1970 and is now observed by over 190 countries and more than one billion people. Today, Earth Day is more important than ever! Read along to find ways you can celebrate Earth Day globally, locally, and all year long!
Follow along with the global Earth Day and join Earth Week Live. “The Earth Day 2023 theme is focused on engaging the more than 1 billion people, governments, institutions, and businesses who participate in Earth Day to recognize our collective responsibility and to help accelerate the transition to an equitable, prosperous green economy for all. Whether you are taking actions virtually or in person – you can join the largest environmental movement on Earth!” – EarthDay.org.
Take Care Tahoe’s Earth Week – Take Care Tahoe will host the annual Tahoe Earth Week Challenge, featuring daily activities from Monday, April 17 through Saturday, April 22. Organized in collaboration with environmental and educational organizations around Tahoe and Truckee, activities are designed to be fun and informative for both kids and adults.
To participate in the Tahoe Earth Week Challenge, take photos or videos throughout the week aligned to the themes below and share the experiences with friends, family, teachers, or on social media using #EarthWeekTahoe.
For more details and to get involved in Take Care Tahoe’s Earth Week activities, visit https://takecaretahoe.org/earthweek2023 and tag @takecaretahoe and #EarthWeekTahoe on Instagram and Facebook.
North Lake Tahoe’s 28th Annual Clean Up Days will take place on Saturday, June 3 + Saturday, September 30, 9am – 1pm, RAIN OR SHINE in Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay and Crystal Bay. Over 100 volunteers will take to the streets to pick up trash. Last year, over 2,500 pounds of trash was collected. Learn more HERE
NTBA is seeking artists (age 12 and under) to create a poster for the 28th Annual Community Clean Up Days. We are looking for colorful pictures that highlight the spirit of keeping our community clean and beautiful! Submit your drawings to: firstname.lastname@example.org by April 21. The winning drawing will be featured on our website and printed on posters. Learn more HERE
The North Tahoe Business Association offers a variety of volunteer opportunities in a supportive, fun, and friendly environment. Community and business members are encouraged to serve on a committee and/or help with annual NTBA produced events.
Here in North Lake Tahoe we are lucky to have some of the most impactful environmental non profit organizations that work hard to protect the Lake Tahoe Basin, promote environmental stewardship and education.
Check out the change makers below and see how you can get involved!
The League to Save Lake Tahoe- Keep Tahoe Blue
- Download the Citizen Science Tahoe Web App– Share your environmental observations using the free web app and protect while you play.
- Join a Tahoe Blue Crew– Adopt your Tahoe happy place to keep it clean and litter-free.
- Become an Eyes on the Lake Volunteer- Report sightings of aquatic invasive species. Help survey streams and lakes for potential threats.
- Become a Pipe Keeper Volunteer- Monitor water quality and maintain infrastructure to protect Lake Tahoe from stormwater pollution.
Mountain Area Preservation (MAP)
Mountain Area Preservation is grateful for more than 34 years of community support. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and enjoy protecting our local environment and community. MAP is always looking for volunteers with diverse skills and interests to help support our mission and work.
- If you want to get involved, fill out our volunteer form HERE.
Tahoe Rim Trail Association
Share your passion for the trails and sign up to volunteer with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. With the trails covered in snow, volunteers and staff are planning and prepping for the next field season.
Sierra State Parks Foundation
Volunteers for Sierra State Parks Foundation get to be a part of unique events and projects, receive park passes (minimum 40 hours per year of service), and have the knowledge of making a lasting impact. Because the Lake Tahoe-Donner region receives an increasing number of visitors each year, the parks need support from a dedicated team of volunteers now more than ever!
- Learn more + register to be a volunteer HERE