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TDPUD Partners with Town and La Galleria First Friday

Post Date:04/09/2014

Media Contact:  Katie Shaffer

                                                                                          East River Public Relations




For Immediate Release

March 19, 2014




La Galleria Partners with Town of Truckee and TDPUD for April 4 First Friday Earth Day Celebration

~Downtown Truckee Store Puts the Spotlight on

Earth-Friendly Deeds in April~


            Earth Day is around the corner and if you’re not already doing your part to keep your small corner of the world clean, then La Galleria can lend you a hand. The long-operating gift shop in downtown Truckee will host an earth-friendly celebration on Friday, April 4 as part of the downtown Truckee First Friday festivities.  Additionally, the store will conduct an E-Waste recycling promotion April 1 through April 22.

            Owners Brooke and Chad Bentley have partnered with the Town of Truckee and the Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) to promote recycling and environmentally responsible living habits. First Friday attendees who stop in at La Galleria can enjoy refreshments and pick up free blue recycling and green yard waste bags, provided courtesy of the Town of Truckee.  La Galleria will also supply energy and water wheels which show how much energy and water certain appliances or activities consume, along with tips on saving our precious resources, provided by the TDPUD.

Beyond the First Friday celebration, La Galleria is accepting and recycling used batteries, cell phones and small electronics between April 1 and Earth Day (April 22).  La Galleria customers who bring in their E-waste items will receive a gift voucher good for a discounted return visit to the store.

            “Caring for the environment and our community is something we should be doing every day,” Bentley said. “Earth Day is a great reminder to not let our daily habits burden the earth. I’m more than happy to do my part.”

La Galleria is one of historic Truckee’s enduring businesses, providing unique gifts from around the world for more than 30 years. The shop features jewelry, clothing, and home décor for any budget. Located at 10112 Donner Pass Road, the store is open daily. For more information, go to or call 530-587-5444.


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