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Truckee store shines spotlight on earth-friendly deeds

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La Galleria owner Brooke Bentley and TDPUD conservation program administrator Trisha Ruby check out water and energy conservation wheels.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Earth Day is around the corner and if you're not already doing your part to keep your corner of the world clean, then La Galleria can lend you a hand.

The gift shop in downtown Truckee will host an earth-friendly celebration on Friday, April 4 as part of the downtown Truckee First Friday festivities.

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 habits. First Friday attendees can enjoy refreshments and pick up free blue recycling and green yard waste bags courtesy of the town of Truckee at La Galleria.

La Galleria will also supply energy and water wheels, provided by the TDPUD, that show how much energy and water certain appliances or activities consume.

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 take 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."

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La Galleria is one of historic Truckee's enduring businesses, providing unique gifts from around the world for more than 30 years. Located at 10112 Donner Pass Road, the store is open daily. For more information visit LaGalleriaTruckee.com or call 530-587-5444.