Happy 2021 Earth Week!
Lake Tahoe is celebrating Earth Day with daily activities to reduce our carbon footprint and protect our climate all week (April 19-24, 2021). Join in on the fun and post your pictures and tag #earthweektahoe.
Mother Nature Monday: 4/19/21
- Enter Tahoe Institute of Natural Science’s Wildlife Photo Contest by posting a picture of Tahoe’s wildlife (or bird) to social media with the tag #earthweektahoe or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Download the Tahoe Nature Activity Book for a month worth of nature activities
- Join the dark sky movement and turn off outside lights at night to protect wildlife and save energy
- Download the Citizen Science Tahoe app, to share your observations of Lake Tahoe with scientists to help researchers better understand conditions around the lake
What to Wear: Animal print or animal-themed shirt
Climate Action Tuesday: 4/20/21
What to Wear: White for clean clouds
Clean Water Wednesday: 4/21/21
- Fill your reusable water bottle with Tahoe Tap and help eliminate microplastics from polluting our waterways
- Pick up dog poop on your neighborhood walk to help protect water clarity
- Take the Tahoe Keeper Quiz to learn how to clean, drain and dry your boat and gear to keep Aquatic Invasive Species out of Lake Tahoe
- Complete Keep Tahoe Blue’s Preserve a Plant activity
What to Wear: Blue for clean water
Trash Free Thursday: 4/22/21
What to Wear: Green for Earth Day!
Healthy Forest Friday: 4/23/21
- Learn how to grow your own garden by signing up for a free class
- Explore Washoe history and learn Washoe animal and plant names
- Prepare for fire by getting prepared, informed and involved with Living with Fire
- Rake pine needles for defensible space – be sure to keep any trash out of your green waste so that it can be composted! Drop off here.
- Watch this video to learn about the benefits of prescribed fires to forest health. Visit here for more information.
- Stay up to date on the latest fire regulations!
What to Wear: Red to prevent wildfire
Send It Sustainably Saturday: 4/24/21
What to Wear: Colors of the rainbow
Please Share Your Story!
Participants in these Earth Week Activities are encouraged to share their experiences online using the hashtag #earthweektahoe on your preferred social platform or send your pictures to email@example.com.
This originally appeared on TakeCareTahoe.org