Earth Day celebrated at LTCC |

Earth Day celebrated at LTCC

Andy Bourelle

It wasn’t a big event, but it was a successful one. And for Earth Day, it was just about the only public event South Shore had.

The Lake Tahoe Community College Environmental Club held its first Earth Day celebration Thursday at the front lobby of the school. Organizations such as the League to Save Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada Alliance and California Tahoe Conservancy set up booths and talked to interested passersby.

“I’m happy. It’s pretty successful,” said Cory Hannaford, a member of the Environmental Club. “We did this mainly just to bring about community awareness of all the local environmental groups. It is Earth Day, and as the Environmental Club, we needed to do something to involve the community.”

Others enjoyed it.

“I think it’s excellent. I didn’t even hear anything about it. I just was in here to sign up for a class and saw it,” said Stateline resident Pete Peterson. “I’d like to see more of this. You live in the most awesome place in the world. More people should be aware of what’s going on.”

Some people would like to see the event grow.

“I think it’s really nice to raise awareness,” said Meyers resident Keith Clayton. “I think it would be nice to have a larger community event.”

Maybe next year.

“We don’t expect to save the world today,” Hannaford said. “It’s all momentum.”

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