Donation and Grant Proposal8 Worlds of Tahoe ExpoSustainable Tahoe PO 3206 Incline Village NV 89450 775 846-1715Sustainable Tahoe actions are focused on changing this:Tahoe’s 20th Century outdated tourism model that limits visitors experience, while requiring $1.8 Billion(every 10 years) in ongoing tax-payer clean-up, mitigation and restoration.To This:A 21st century experience economy guided by geotourism* principles. Activities that increase yourconnection to the unique and diverse geography, water, culture, heritage and wildlife of the Tahoe region,while requiring minimal to no clean-up, mitigation or restoration.For 10,000 years the native Washoe people served the lake by living in harmony with the 8 Worlds of Tahoe:sky, plants, water, land, wildlife, as part of their community, culture and heritage.It took modern culture less than 100 years to bring the Tahoe watershed to the brink of collapse. The last 40years of restoration have only been possible because people took action! People like Dr Charles Goldman,the worlds leading limnologist, providing 50 years research and solutions!Sustainable Tahoe honors those taking action and has designed a prosperity strategy in response to DrGoldmans request to shift our behaviors. We do this with life-changing adventures as part of the 21st Centurygeotourism showcase at our annual Tahoe Expo (2ndweek of Sept).* geotourism is a non-profit program created by NGCSD (National Geographic Center for SustainableDestinations) to increased destination education, reduce poverty and preserve heritage sites around theworld. Our founder and executive director, Jacquie Chandler, was appointed by NGCSD in May 2007 to be thegeotourism liaison for the Tahoe region. To learn more about geotourism (National Geographic Program).
Donation and Grant Proposal8 Worlds of Tahoe ExpoSustainable Tahoe PO 3206 Incline Village NV 89450 775 846-1715Using unprecedented collaboration like this:We produce our Exposition of Stewardship by enrolling 63 NGO’s, Agencies and Business to host, support andsponsor an unprecedented 150-mile geotourism showcase (from South Lake to Pyramid Lake), demonstratinga prosperity model for the entire Tahoe/Reno region. Below are the groups that were enrolled for 2012Expo..org (non-profit NGO’s)1. Bear League .com (business)2. Explore Tahoe3. Growing Dome 1. Adrift Tahoe4. Maritime Museum 2. Barton Health5. Mustang Preservation League 3. Bike the West6. Nation Conservancy 4. Crystal Range Assoc7. No Bear Hunt 5. Embassy Suites8. Paiute Tribe 6. Envirorents9. Parasol Foundation 7. Eventbrite10. Shakespeare 8. Farmers Insurance11. Sugar Pine Foundation 9. Fly Fishing S Lake Tahoe12. Tahoe Env. Resource Ctr 10. Full Moon Cafe13. Tahoe Inst. Natural Science 11. Grass Roots14. Tahoe Resource Cnsv Dist 12. Guitarfish15. Undersea Voyager Project 13. JMA Properties14. Horizon Hotel.gov (Agencies/Edu) 15. In Your Face Printing1. CA Parks 16. Kahle Productions2. CA Tahoe Conservation 17. Kayak Tahoe3. City South Lake Tahoe 18. Obexers Marina4. NV Parks 19. Obexers Market5. Tahoe City Marina 20. Olympic Bike Shop6. Tahoe Regional Cnsv Dist 21. PDQ Market7. Tahoe Regional Plan Agency 22. Pet Projekt8. Tahoe Transportation District 23. Recreational Equipment9. Truckee Pubic School 24. Redwood Printing10. UC Davis 25. Reno Limo11. United States Forest Service 26. Sanctuary NYC.com12. Tahoe City Public Utility Dist. 27. Sand Harbor Sports28. Solar times29. Sonny Boys Tours30. South Tahoe SUP31. Svadhyaya Yoga32. Tahoe City Kayak33. Tahoe Paddle and Oar34. Tahoe Quarterly35. US Bank
Donation and Grant Proposal8 Worlds of Tahoe ExpoSustainable Tahoe PO 3206 Incline Village NV 89450 775 846-1715That has produced feedback like this:“This was our first visit to Lake Tahoe, and we were glad we experienced it the"right" way. The tour opened our eyes to birds we never encountered before andbear tracks we would never have spotted on our own, and it made us aware ofthe nature and importance of conservation efforts. We live too far away to comeevery year, but if we ever get near Lake Tahoe again, well certainly look for moreactivities/exhibitions etc. by Sustainable Lake Tahoe. We wish you well for TahoeExpo 2013!” Jens and Jenny Happe, New Westminster, B.C.Additional Expo participant feedback from survey:RE: Green Home – Growing DomeGREEN “About Scott Terrels green home, it gives us all an incentive to reduce our foot printand he offered to help answer any questions along the way. The growing dome wasawesome, great that it provides food for Project Mana, and I am encouraged to have myown dome.”RE: Fly Fishing“We learned about the catch and release program in the Tahoe Basin.Also the fundamentals of fly fishing. I had a fly rod and reel and now my wife ishooked.”Participant Feedback highlights from 2012 Expo:1) Adventures 90% found the Tracks informative, 66% thought fun 33% exciting and 33% a bargain!2) Lunch! People really enjoyed and appreciated a lunch that was organic, healthy, local and tasty. (butmaybe include a few extra gluten-free meals)3) Guides! Adventure track guides were on many peoples "Expo favorites" list.4) Adventure Track Themes/Variety! Wildlife viewing and Green Home Growing Dome - esp. popular. Participant age ranged from 19-68 years. All respondents are planning to attend Expo 2013 if the conditions are right. Most popular ideas for 2013 Adventure Tracks: River Rafting, Top to Tunnel, Medicine Plant Crawl. Request for more "green" technology’ homes to inspire more carbon reduction Attendees recognize this as model for future and surprised chambers and gov weren’t helping lead thisSuggestions to improve for Expo 2013:1) Promote sooner: Most people found out about the Expo coincidentally (Oakland newspaper, word-of-mouth, on the web while looking for a weekend activity)2) Better scout and rate the hikes. Add in more aspects of wildlife!3) Get more business buy-in and support earlier!
Donation and Grant Proposal8 Worlds of Tahoe ExpoSustainable Tahoe PO 3206 Incline Village NV 89450 775 846-1715By showcasing the 8 Worlds of Tahoe like this (ingredients of a geotourism Adventure Track):Geotour “Adventure Track“ example of TriNomic TMcollaboration::2012 ‘Marsh to Meadow’ geotourism Adventure TrackThe guided Adventure Track increased visitors connection and understanding ofthe critical stewardship work being done by local orgs and agencies + localbusiness who lead by example, all while reducing their carbon impact !1) .Org: Tahoe Conservation Resource District guides the kayakers into upper Truckee River2) .Org: Tahoe Conservancy provides access to rim of marsh, because it is guided by a .org3) .Gov: USFS provides access and guides to a meadow restoration4) .Com: Kayak Tahoe provided equipment (kayaks)and profits from new customers5) .Com: Reno Tahoe Limo provided transit (shuttle - reducing VMT’s )6) .Com: Grassroots provided local organic lunch (used local produce and compostable wrapping)..gov / agencies allow access to sensitive areas if guided by .orgstewards to ensure protections, while .com businesses provideequipment (shuttles, kayaks, lunch, etc). This builds stewardshipwhile giving visitors more reasons to: Stay longer Return sooner Migrate stories that increase demand for the areaThe Expo demonstrates a TriNomic TMmodel (diagram to right)of collaboration to create, motivate and ensure: 21stcenturytourism menu where restoration efforts are successful andsustainable.Your support will help us expand this demonstration and accelerate the rate of adoption toensure Tahoe water stays clean!