Over the years at our real estate firm in Truckee, CA, we have shared a variety of news stories about environmental projects that seem to be in the headlines all the time in the Truckee and Lake Tahoe region. And for many good reasons. There’s no doubt that the vision for our region to retain its natural beauty lives with the lives of our leaders and residents as well.
As we’re days away from Earth Day celebrations around the world, we decided to dedicate this blog to the heroes of our community who have established programs to help fund a variety of eco-friendly funds and projects right here in our home town.
Please join us in saluting the following companies. And be sure to come join us at Earth Day at Squaw Valley on April 21!
$90K Rebate Presented to Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
The Tahoe Donner Public Utility District presented a $90,000 rebate to the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) to use for energy-saving projects. The funds will help the TTUSD with lighting retrofit and energy efficient enhancements at the Joerger Drive maintenance building and parking lot, Alder Creek Middle School, and Sierra High School. According to the Public Utility’s press release, “The project is expected to save 174,500 kilowatt-hours annually, equating to over $30,000 saved on electricity costs per year.” For more information about the variety of rebate programs and other customer benefits, visit TDPUD.org.
“Protect our Winters” Partners with Ski Corporations to Support Climate Education
Alterra Mountain Company and the new Icon Pass program has partnered with Protect our Winters (POW) to help fund the non-profit’s top climate initiatives. This $50,000 partnership includes a distribution of funds to support POW’s primary purposes that include:
- Setting an economy-wide price on carbon
- Transitioning to a clean energy economy by investing in solar energy
- Utilizing innovated transit solutions to minimize greenhouse gas emissions
- Using the outdoor economy to create meaningful climate solutions at the state and federal level.
Over 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate on behalf of a healthy, sustainable environment. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the passage of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act. In 1990, Earth Day went global, with 200 million people from 141 nations participating. Earth Day is now widely celebrated around the world and right here in the Tahoe/Truckee region. We hope to see you there!
A Magnificent Tahoe Donner Retreat
Spectacular views and exquisite, custom construction awaits! This gorgeous Tahoe Donner retreat offers panoramic Northstar and Carson Range vistas plus a lovely rear greenbelt and perennial garden setting with gas fire pit and lovely outdoor dining area. Truly a one of a kind enclave, enjoy the gorgeous great room with soaring ceilings, spectacular gas fireplace and easy access to the large front and rear decks, chef’s kitchen with wine refrigerator and generously sized pantry highlighted by an enormous granite center island, perfect for entertaining.
The lovely dining alcove adjacent to the kitchen offers intimate dining and seats plenty of friends and family. Enjoy two master suites – a luxurious retreat on the main living floor and second guest master suite on the lower floor near the family room – creates the perfect ambiance and living areas for family and friends. The lovely and landscaped perennial garden provides a lovely, fenced setting with gas fire pit and greenbelt views – perfect to watch the deer, birds and changing skies! Welcome to paradise!