3rd annual climate change march slated for Saturday in South Lake Tahoe
The third annual Earth Day Climate March returns to South Lake Tahoe on Saturday, April 27.
Marchers will meet at Lakeview Commons at 9:30 a.m. before beginning the march at 10 a.m. to Bijou Community Park.
The march, now in its third year, will celebrate the second anniversary of South Lake Tahoe City Council’s unanimous passage of a resolution committing to a goal of 100% renewable energy by 2032.
At the time, the resolution made South Lake Tahoe the 26th city in the U.S. to adopt such a goal, including many towns in California, Utah and Colorado, the Tribune previously reported. Others, including the town of Truckee, have since made similar promises.
Originally dubbed the People’s Climate March, the event first took place in South Lake Tahoe three years ago, coinciding with a national event of the same name
This year’s Earth Day Climate March is being hosted by the Sierra Nevada Alliance, South Lake Tahoe’s 100% Renewables Committee, and the Tahoe Climate Change Action Network.
“Come march with us to celebrate and learn more about the progress the city has been making toward a sustainable future,” the groups state.
The march ends at Bijou Community Park, located at 1201 Al Tahoe Blvd., where the South Lake Tahoe Earth Day celebration will take place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This fee event includes children’s activities, local vendors, environmental booths, nature walks with Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, and live “river rock and mountain blues” by Boot Juice.
The event will feature Earth Day Network’s 2019 theme, “Protect Our Species,” to raise awareness about the accelerating rate of extinction of millions of species and the causes and consequences of this phenomenon.
People are encouraged to bike, bus or walk to Earth Day. Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition will provide a free bike valet.
Late that same day, Sierra Nevada Alliance’s 14th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival will make a stop at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. Children’s films will run from 2:15 – 5 p.m. and feature films will run from 6:30 – 9 p.m. Information is available at sierranevadaalliance.org/WSFF-2/.
For information on the event, visit southtahoeearthday.org/.
Information on the climate march can be found on the Tahoe Climate Change Action Network Facebook page.