Good Morning Truckee: Sustainability and Environmental Initiatives from TRPA, Town of Truckee, and Sierra Business Council

The October 8th Good Morning Truckee will hear from Joanne Marchetta, Executive Director, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), the bi-state Compact agency whose mission is to cooperatively lead the work to preserve, restore, and enhance the natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region. This fall, TRPA will mark 50 years since the Bi-State compact was signed into law, creating TRPA. For five decades they have worked to protect Lake Tahoe. Hear the latest issues and new challenges the TRPA is working on in their committed vision to deliver results through partnerships and epic collaboration.

The Town of Truckee recognizes the importance of a sustainable future for its residents, and Town Council has prioritized sustainability and greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions as part of their Council Goals. Nick Martin, Special Projects and Sustainability Manager and Erica Mertens, Recycling Program Manager will discuss the sustainability efforts underway, including source reduction and single use policy for waste; climate action plan; climate adaptation project; internal sustainability committee; Town solar project and more.

Sierra Business Council is excited to launch the Sierra Green Business Network. Included in the California Green Business Network (CABGN), Sierra Green Business Network will start with working on certifying green businesses in Truckee-Tahoe region. As a green business network, they will help guide businesses through the CAGBN certification process. Ben Maritato from Sierra Business Council will discuss the new program, explaining the requirements and how they will connect businesses with resources to meet certification requirements.


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About Good Morning Truckee:

Good Morning Truckee offers online registration at under What’s Happening. Breeze through the check-in line to get breakfast and a seat faster. You can also purchase multi-packs of tickets for your convenience – which can also get you checked-in quicker. And, as always, you can still purchase your ticket at the door with cash, credit card or check.

Good Morning Truckee is open to the public – everyone is invited. It is held on the second Tuesday of every month at Truckee Tahoe Airport from 7:00-8: 30 am. Ticket price for the general public is $12; Truckee Chamber members $10 and includes a hot breakfast and raffle ticket. Anyone who brings their own traveler coffee mug will receive an additional raffle ticket and chance to win great prizes. Good Morning Truckee is presented by the Truckee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with sponsors:

Tahoe Forest Health SystemLaw Offices of Porter SimonDickson Realty Truckee TahoeTahoe Truckee Community FoundationNV5 – EngineeringSierra Sun101.5FM Truckee Tahoe RadioTTCTVTruckee Tahoe Airport District
Town of Truckee,  Auerbach Engineering Corporation and Chef Ron Allen

Additional sponsorships opportunities are available. Good Morning Truckee is a community forum to provide timely and relevant information on a variety of topics and create a networking opportunity.