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Reno Earth Day 2013

Celebrate Earth Day at Idlewild Park, April 21, as performance groups, vendors, and educational booths unite with a foundation based on a three-point theme: The Natural World, Many Cultures and Green Technologies. This free festival is for all senses – with music from around the world, sights to inspire, tastes and smells from a variety of food selections, and many hands-on activities.

Animalia Kingdom

The new Animalia Kingdom of this years event is a pet friendly zone! With doggie daycares available for you to utilize while you visit the rest of the event!  In this section you will find pony rides, numerous dogs and cats available for adoption.

4857713854_3f00006bce_bArtists’ Grove

This creative corner will be a new installation showcasing artists, the local art world, and artsy activities for attendees.

Conservation Zone

Organized by The Nature Conservancy and NV Energy this year, this area will include interactive and educational activities for kids and adults. There will also be a “Picnic for Earth” area with available picnic blankets so that visitors can relax on this beautiful day.

Earth Innovations – Science Rules!

A large component of Earth Day goals is sustainability – whether that is renewable fuel and energy sources, new technologies for reducing or cleaning up pollution and other human impacts, conservation of natural resources through both technologies and habits, new agricultural technologies – this could go on forever. Earth Innovations seeks to explore and engage the ideas of our young minds in these areas as young minds are key to a sustainable future. This year this will include a Science Fair with all Washoe County high schools invited to participate.

7296256550_20cec8340e_bThe Garden

Another new section of the event this year that will focus on green growth, plants of all kinds and local farming. A Farmer’s Market will also be included in this section.

Future of Transportation

Test Driving hybrid vehicles, and learn about the future of electric cars, alternative fuels, transit, rail, bicycle taxis and more.

There is no parking within the park, but there is FREE PARKING at Reno High School, just a block away with Bike Taxi’s to drop you off at the Future of Transportation!

Earth Day 2012 in Reno Tahoe

Living in one of the most naturally beautiful places on the planet, we do what we can to maintain it. Earth Day in Reno Tahoe is big. Drawing crowds by the thousands big.

Earth Day FlyerEarth Day Reno – Idlewild Park

April 22

Celebrations have taken place in Idewild Park along the Truckee River for the past 40 years. The 2012 theme is inspired by the recycling symbol focusing on three major components of Earth Day: The Natural World, Many Cultures, and Green Technologies. The event features live music and entertainment from around the globe, green workshops, children’s activities, and artwork enforcing sustainable cooperative habits. The event is from 9am – 5pm, and it’s always FREE! (Please keep pets at home in accordance with City of Reno regulations.)

Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival – Squaw Valley

April 21

Rejoice and promote the region’s unique beauty at this free event. Friends and families will enjoy games, arts and crafts, world dancers, and seminars on alternative energy, sustainability and forest health. The event runs from 9am – 5pm. Grab a pen and paper, and check out the full schedule here!

Share a ride, help Carve Out Carbon and WIN ski tickets!

Now until April 21

Zimride is partnering with Sierra Business Council to offer big rewards for carpooling. Anyone who Zimrides to Squaw Valley on or before Earth day, Sat. April 21st, will be entered to win one of eight full day ski passes to Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows. Additionally, drivers will have access to special VIP parking area a short walk to the slopes. Zimride is the cheapest, greenest, and most social way to travel.

Raise Your Own Chickens and Bees and Drink Some Green Beer!

Earth Day RenoSure, you’re sopped in on Earth Day 2010, but it is after all HER day and Mother Earth can do as she pleases. Plus, you can let your sprinklers take a break and let her do all of the work.

People across the Reno Tahoe area are getting creative on ways to give back to the planet on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day celebrations. Below you’ll find a list of events in Reno Tahoe starting tonight and lasting through your weekend. (We’re expecting some sunshine by Friday!)

Tonight, April 22, take your little ones on a kid-friendly sunset stroll guided by Galena naturalists from the Great Basin Institute. The evening walk through the forest at Galena Creek Regional Park is from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Enter the park through the north entrance and meet near the restrooms. The stroll is subject to weather conditions, so please call (775) 674-5475, ext. 4, on the day of the program to confirm and RSVP. All ages are welcome and the suggested donation is $2 per person. Galena Creek Regional Park is at 18350 Mt. Rose Highway.

The Siena in downtown Reno is saluting Earth Day on Thursday, April 22 with 99-cent green beer, mixers, live music, a special fashion show and unique Earth Day Spin to Win which could net players $500. The Siena will match every dollar won in free play with the purchase of Emission Reduction Credits.  The fashion show kicks off at 7 p.m. in the Loft, featuring styles from Night Kind Burner Gear, Prism Magic’s Lucious Ladies, Vicki Lowell McGuiness, Junkee Recycled Clothing, Kalifornia Jean Bar, Veronica Coleman and others.  A live D.J. will spin the tunes and drink specials. To learn more visit the Siena’s Web site.

Saturday, April 24 check out the Bourgeouis Gypsies as they perform at the Alpine Meadows Spring Music Series. Straight from Sierraville, the Bourgeouis Gypsies have wandered across the country sharing their “hillbilly” mix of country, blues, swamp ballads, and homespun hillbilly heartbreaks. This five-member band shows exactly how much heart they have through the depth of their music. For more information visit their Web site.

Learn how to raise your own poultry and other animals, including ducks, rabbit s and bees, in the garden on Saturday, April 24 at the River School in Reno. Visit their Web site for more information.

People of all ages are invited to attend the Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 24 at Squaw Valley USA. Families can learn about recycling, composting, alternative energy, sustainability, watershed and forest health. The festival will feature numerous vendors, speakers and live music! Visit their Web site for more information.

Sunday, April 25 take the whole gang (minus your pet – sorry, City of Reno policy) down to Idlewild Park for Reno’s 21st Annual Earth Day celebration. (The forecasted high that day is 71°!) The day will feature music on a biofuel-powered stage, sustainability workshops, children’s activities, a sustainable farmers’ market, free recycling for stuff like cell phones, booths with earth-friendly food, goods, and services. Over 200 vendors will be there and you’ll enjoy a variety of live entertainment all day.

Earth Day Reno 2Earth Day is organized by Nevada EcoNet. Activities will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. Free parking and a free shuttle service to Idlewild Park will be available at nearby Reno High School, 395 Booth Street. If you ride a bike, roller blades, or skateboard, free valet service at Idlewild Park will be offered by the Reno Bike Project. For more information, call Nevada EcoNet at (775) 323-3433.