Mountain communities around the world are seeing their environments and economies damaged because of climate change. In the Lake Tahoe area, we’re already seeing increased warming air and lake temperatures, heavy rain in winter causing increased flooding, more invasive species, increased tree mortality, and increased risk of catastrophic forest fires.
So far, 25 cities across the U.S. have made the 100% clean energy commitment, including a growing number of mountain communities like Park City, UT, Moab, UT and Aspen, CO. Now it’s Tahoe’s turn to step up and take bold action toward the clean energy future that we need. The Sierra Nevada Alliance has begun working with the Climate Reality Project's I Am Pro Snow Program and local champions across the Sierra to help facilitate community action plans to 100% renewable energy by 2030. South Lake Tahoe is the first up to make the pledge. We look forward to taking this movement to other communities in the coming months. If you would like to get involved with your community, don't hesitate to contact our Executive Director, Jenny Hatch, directly at email@example.com. With the Trump administration's executive order to dismantle President Obama's climate change protections, the best action we can all take is to work with local and state governments! View footage here of the new administration presenting on this executive order.
Given the stakes for our lake and our community, it’s imperative for Tahoe to become a national leader in confronting climate change. That means cutting ties with the polluting fossil fuels driving the problem, and repowering South Lake Tahoe with 100% clean, renewable energy. More renewable energy means more good clean energy jobs, cleaner air and water, and healthier communities.
Please sign the petition, using the button below, to ask the City of South Lake Tahoe to commit to securing 100% of our electricity from clean, renewable sources like solar and wind by the year 2030.