League to Save Lake Tahoe launches Keep Tahoe Blue Business Program
New program recognizes Tahoe-based businesses taking action to protect Lake Tahoe. The League to Save Lake Tahoe is proud to partner with nine Tahoe-based businesses to launch the Keep Tahoe Blue Business Program. Members share a common interest in protecting and restoring the environmental health, sustainability and scenic beauty of Lake Tahoe.
“We are so excited to see these businesses taking steps to protect Lake Tahoe,” says Marilee Movius, the League’s community engagement manager. “Through their participation in the Blue Business program, these businesses are committing to adopt Tahoe-friendly practices. They are also providing critical support — both in funding and as hands-on partners — for the League’s programs to Keep Tahoe Blue.”
Founding members of the Blue Business Program include Azul Latin Kitchen, Ernie’s Coffee Shop, High Sierra Gardens, Lake of the Sky Outfitters, RISE Designs, Tahoe Blue Vodka, Tahoe Sports & Entertainment, Tahoe Training Camps, and The Free Bird.
All Blue Business members have committed to
Be Blue Adopt Tahoe-friendly practices at their business.
Join Blue Partner with the League on one of our many community events or assist in spreading the word on how to Keep Tahoe Blue to their customers.
Support Blue Become a member of the League to Save Lake Tahoe by making an annual donation.
“We joined the Keep Tahoe Blue Business Program because we feel strongly that our business has the ability to impact our community in many ways,” said Daniel Scott, general manager of Azul Latin Kitchen. Azul founded an annual Earth Day cleanup with the League and others for the area surrounding Heavenly Village, and plans to partner with the League on future cleanups.
“We believe in the League’s mission to protect the water quality of Lake Tahoe,” said Kent Baer, Co-owner of Ernie’s Coffee Shop, which has provided lunch vouchers to community members volunteering at the League’s environmental restoration event in June. Ernie’s is also taking steps to limit single-use plastics and energy use in their restaurant, and as part of the program, will encourage employees to walk, bike or carpool to work, helping reduce pollution that threatens the Lake’s clarity.
“It is great to see Tahoe businesses set such an excellent example for the whole community and our millions of visitors on how locals protect Lake Tahoe,” said Jesse Patterson, the League’s deputy director. “Working together, we can Keep Tahoe Blue.”
Do you own a local Tahoe business? Do you want to protect Lake Tahoe? Learn more about the Keep Tahoe Blue Business Program and how to become a member at keeptahoeblue.org/blue-business, or contact Marilee Movius at (530) 541-5388 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The League to Save Lake Tahoe, also known by the slogan “Keep Tahoe Blue,” is Tahoe’s oldest and largest nonprofit environmental advocacy organization. The League is dedicated to community engagement and education, and collaborating to find solutions to Tahoe’s environmental challenges. The League’s main campaigns include combatting pollution, promoting restoration, tackling invasive species and protecting Tahoe’s shoreline. Learn more atkeeptahoeblue.org.
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