nZero and Town of Truckee Launch Public Portal to Track Carbon Emissions
The Town of Truckee and nZero, the 24/7 carbon management platform that tracks and operationalizes energy, financial and greenhouse gas emissions data to help organizations reach climate change goals, announced the launch of a public portal that comprehensively and accurately captures and monitors the Town of Truckee’s carbon footprint. Now available to the public, as well as to policy-makers within the town, this platform has the ability to record granular data for Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions for carbon output from town buildings, public utilities, meters, vehicle fleets, and more. With this powerful knowledge, the Town of Truckee and its Keep Truckee Green division will be equipped to identify blind spots in emissions management and identify opportunities to make more sustainable choices.
The Truckee emissions public portal can be viewed at public.nzero.com/truckee/
The town is looking forward to this major enhancement to its current sustainability measures, as this 24/7 tracking will help leaders to understand how usage patterns change throughout the course of a day, month or season and offer a comprehensive view of Truckee’s operational carbon footprint with the greatest accuracy and efficiency possible. Equipped with this incredibly accurate data, the town is further empowered in its efforts toward its specific carbon reduction goals of reaching 100% renewable electricity town-wide by 2030, reducing gHg emissions 80% below its 2008 baseline by 2040, and achieving 100% renewable energy community wide by 2050. With nZero’s detailed data, the town is able to take more aggressive action in implementing meaningful change to move forward those existing sustainability goals within their agenda, as well as identify new points of improvement for cost and carbon efficiency.
~ Town of Truckee press release
North Tahoe Fire Board Accepts $528,673 in Grant Funding
At its September board meeting, the North Tahoe Fire Board of Directors approved acceptance of the 2021 Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grant, along with an El Dorado County Transient Occupancy Tax Grant. Combined, the awards total $528,673 for a rescue apparatus, extrication equipment, and advanced cancer screenings for firefighters.
El Dorado County awarded NTFPD funds for a Squad/Quick Response Rescue Apparatus ($350,000) and equipment to upfit it to the Advanced Life Support level ($53,625) for a project total of $403,625. FEMA’s AFG funding, which helps firefighters obtain critically needed equipment to protect the public and emergency personnel, was awarded for extrication equipment ($11,158) and advanced cancer screenings ($113,880) which requires a match of non-federal funds for a project total of $125,038.
NTFPD will purchase four DC Bank Chargers, four Chain Sets with Clevis Lock and Hook to complement its existing extrication equipment, and Priority 1 Cancer Screenings for all NTFPD Firefighters over a two-year period using the Galleri test. This follows a grant awarded by the Truckee Tahoe Airport District for Heart Monitors and AEDs ($90,905), bringing 100% of NTFPD’s engines to the ALS level, giving firefighters the equipment necessary to provide ALS paramedic level cardiac care in the event the engine arrives on scene before an ambulance.
~ North Tahoe and Meeks Bay Fire Protection Districts press release
Achieve Tahoe’s 33rd Foam Fest Fundraiser
All October, Achieve Tahoe is hosting the 33rd Annual Foam Fest Fundraiser benefiting its adaptive recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities. Thanks to the generous donation of five Truckee breweries (5050 Brewing Co., Alibi Ale Works Truckee Public House, Donner Creek Brewing, The Good Wolf Brewing Company, and Truckee Brewing Company), for $49 attendees can enjoy a pint at each brewery, receive a custom Foam Fest pint glass, and be entered into a drawing to win a California Gold Pass.
“I’m excited for our 33rd annual Foam Fest, which is a fun way to support a local nonprofit and explore five unique Truckee breweries on your own schedule throughout the month of October,” says Achieve Tahoe Executive Director Haakon Lang-Ree. “Feel good about supporting our programs that build health, confidence, and independence for people with disabilities while enjoying some great tasting beer.”
All proceeds from Foam Fest support Achieve Tahoe’s adaptive recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities. Only 250 tickets are available, so buy them now before they run out.
To purchase Foam Fest tickets, visit achievetahoe.org.
~ Achieve Tahoe press release
Name Our Snowplows Competition
The Town of Truckee is excited to announce its first-ever Name Our Snowplows Competition. Winter and snow will be here before we know it, and the town needs your help naming four of its snowplows. Submit your creative ideas for a chance to be chosen as one of the main plows in the Town of Truckee winter fleet. The names chosen will be displayed on our snowplows all winter long.
Here is what you need to know:
- Submissions are due by Friday, Oct. 28.
- Only submissions from students of Truckee schools will be accepted.
- Your name will not be shared with the public. Only winning names for the snow plows and the winners’ schools will be shared on the Town of Truckee’s social media sites, unless specifically stated otherwise.
If you want to see one of the snowplows up close, be sure to stop by Big Truck Day on Oct. 22 at the Town Corporation Yard.
You can learn more about Town of Truckee winter services here.
~ Town of Truckee press release
Yoga Room Discounted Community Class
The Yoga Room is now providing discounted community classes to combat rising prices in the area. By implementing these classes, the Yoga Room hopes to make yoga more accessible for the community. These news classes cost $10 and are available on Mondays taught by Chris Seega and on Wednesdays taught by Marybeth Donahoe.
The Yoga Room describes the community classes as, “An all levels class at an accessible price. This class will incorporate postures and techniques that can help relieve the effects of tension and stress on the body and the mind. Featured themes include strength, stamina, mobility, breath awareness and relaxation practices.”
Truckee Love’s New Suitemates
Have you checked out Truckee Love’s new suitemates? Truckee Love announced in a newsletter that they are thrilled to welcome new suitemates Adele’s Attic Truckee and Sol Society Tahoe. The three shops are located on the second floor of the historic Rex Hotel in Downtown Truckee.
According to the newsletter, Adele’s Attic is a curated vintage and designer consignment store where new items are introduced weekly. The newsletter describes Sol Society as a collection of modern, sustainable, and inclusive swimwear and accessories. Truckee Love is a lifestyle and apparel store that features branded products that are locally inspired.
Tahoe Flow Arts and Fitness New Deluxe Membership
Tahoe Flow Arts and Fitness is offering a new deluxe membership that includes massage, spa services, and acupuncture at North Lake Massages. In a recent newsletter, Tahoe Flow Arts and Fitness stated, “In collaboration with our amazing next-door neighbors, North Lake Massage, we are so excited to offer brand new Deluxe Membership, including one month of unlimited membership at Tahoe Flow Arts and Fitness and on facial or massage, plus one acupuncture session at North Lake Massage.”