Lake Tahoe Earth Week – Transportation Thursday

News Release

South Tahoe Earth Day Foundation

Contact: Victoria Ortiz, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency,

South Lake Tahoe, CA (April 25, 2024) – Lake Tahoe Earth Week’s daily challenges continue with Transportation Thursday. How people choose to get around can have huge impacts on the planet. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the transportation sector generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions, which warm the planet, disrupting weather patterns and environmental balance.

“In Tahoe, we’re fortunate to have access to world-class bicycle and pedestrian trails that provide healthy and beautiful alternatives to driving in a private vehicle. Plus, transit and microtransit is free to the user throughout the Lake Tahoe Region,” said Victoria Ortiz, community engagement manager for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA). 

TRPA and many partner agencies are working together to find sustainable transportation solutions that efficiently serve the region while preserving Lake Tahoe’s clarity and surrounding natural environment. Celebrate Earth Week by completing these easy activities to reduce your carbon footprint. 

Ride Your Bike – Get your bikes out and get ready for Tahoe Bike Month in June! Learn how to prep your bike for the 2024 season, and sign up for the bike path cleanup on June 4. Learn more about bike month here.

Walk, Bike, Roll, Carpool, or Take a Bus or Microtransit – There are many ways to explore Lake Tahoe. You can be car free and carefree on miles of walking and biking paths, along convenient bus routes, and more. Visit, Tahoe’s travel hub for how to get to, through, and around Lake Tahoe. 

Calculate Your Carbon Footprint – A carbon footprint calculates how much greenhouse gas (including carbon dioxide and methane) is generated by our actions and lifestyle. The average carbon footprint for a person in the United States is 16 tons, one of the highest rates in the world (source: Head to to calculate your carbon footprint and see if there are any changes you can make to lower your global impact.

End your Tahoe Earth Week fun by joining us at our Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 27 from 10am-3pm at Lake Tahoe Community College. Learn more at 

Thank you to the South Tahoe Earth Day Festival Sponsors: Lake Tahoe Community College South Tahoe Public Utility District, South Tahoe Refuse, Pay It Forward Project, Edgewood Companies, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Tahoe Water Suppliers Association, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, and Liberty Utilities.

The Tahoe Earth Day Foundation, a non-profit organization, formed to educate the general public regarding the Lake Tahoe and Truckee region’s unique beauty and how to preserve and protect it. The means of providing such education include, but are not limited to, regional Earth Day festivals that include environmental and educational booths with focus areas on watershed health, forest health, water conservation, pollution prevention, alternative energy and waste management.

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