How to get Involved

On this page you will find ways to get yourself and your family more involved with events and initiatives.

The Cave of Wonders

You may have seen our immersive plastic waste art exhibit 'The Cave of Wonders' around town and have even taken part in the selfie station. By pressing the red button to take your photo you have consented to having your photo publicly available on our website. Follow the link below to access your photo(s). 

In The Cave of Wonders you will find a magic carpet, Genie's Love Rug, made out of 100% plastic bags. Genie's Love Rug will take you wherever you wish to go, simply telling the rug where you'd like to fly to by writing it down on the reusable chalk board (see how to make a chalk board on our Black Rock Resources tab). Capture this moment by taking a selfie using our Covid Waste selfie station. 



The Story of Plastic Documentary

Hosted by:

Samantha with Black Rock Refill and

Ali with Strange Bikinis

In preparation for Plastic Free July, we hosted a virtual screening of this documentary in early June 2020.

Following the screening we also hosted a zoom conference on June 14th, 2020 at 3:00pm pst for all of our attendees to discuss what you can do individually, locally, and in your community to fight plastic pollution. This conference was recorded and you can watch the discussion in the video below:

For Our Youth

Looking for ways to get the entire family involved? Check out these great resources for kids and the whole family!

National Geographic's Kids vs. Plastic 

Provides Kids vs. Plastic pledge, plastic-busting tips, educational materials, as well as DIY crafting series, and more! Follow the link to start exploring!


Algalita is an organization that empowers young people to think critically, demand action and be agents for change. Follow their link to learn about the Wayfinder Society, youth summits, volunteer opportunities, and more!

Explore youth networking events:

Zero Waste Youth USA

Youth Ocean Conservation Summit

Post Landfill

Local Efforts

Looking to get more involved locally? Check out these opportunities to help clean up our community!

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

KTMB is a local non-profit that organizes Truckee River cleanups as well as ways to reduce waste at local events and provides a recycling guide to help you recycle those non-recyclables such as appliances and batteries, etc. Follow their link to learn more about volunteering!

Keep Tahoe Blue

KTB is a local non-profit that organizes beach cleanups at Lake Tahoe and other ways to Keep Tahoe Blue! Data is collected from these cleanups to help educate our community on ways to help reduce waste. Check out their link for volunteer opportunities and online materials to get you more involved! 

Learn how to clean up your own neighborhood or local beach like a Tahoe Blue Crew and collect data while doing it! Watch the video below and print out the Data Card to get started. Send your completed data card to:

Clean Up The Plastic

CUTP is a local non-profit that is organizing the first ever underwater clean up of Beautiful Lake Tahoe around it's 72 mile perimeter. This project has been postponed to summer 2021. Follow their link to learn how you can volunteer to help out with this clean up. Let's help Keep Tahoe Blue! 


Stay up to speed with Legislation by following this listed groups: 

Break Free From Plastic

Surfrider Foundation

Plastic Pollution Coalition

Scientific Research Labs

Are you a scientific researcher looking for ways to green your lab? Check out these links to help you get started: 

Labconscious Blog - provided by New England Biolabs

My Green Lab