Mike Rogge

Meet Mike

Mike Rogge is the editor and owner of  Mountain Gazette, a bi-annual outdoor culture magazine made right here in Tahoe. A ski journalist for nearly 21 years, Rogge lives in North Lake Tahoe, California, with his wife Meghan, two sons, and two dogs. He’s a good enough skier to know there’s a lot of people much better than he is. At 38, he still skis backwards and grabs his skis in the air and suggests you do those things, too, and not take yourself so seriously. 

Not the End of the World by Hannah Ritchie 

Do you ever feel the pressure and weight of climate change? I know I did. Hannah Ritchie’s book reframes the progress made and being made in the fight for a more sustainable planet. 

I’m left feeling optimistic after learning we’re in the midst of the fastest energy transition in human history, renewable power is making our planet more equitable, and food structures are changing for the better. Of course, now is not the time to slow down this transition, but rather, using this book, take stock of how far we’ve come, learn from past mistakes in rhetoric and process, and recognize the promise of real technology, not sci-fi speculation, that can help lead us to a sustainable planet. Ritchie uses real world stats to demonstrate just how far we’ve come and where we need to go. Maybe, just maybe, we’re going to be alright. 

The Algebra of Happiness: Notes on the Pursuit of Success, Love, and Meaning by Scott Galloway

Let’s expand the meaning of stewardship to include taking care of oneself. The best way to care for literally anything is to first be right within yourself. New York University Stern School of Business Professor Scott Galloway’s book is quick, simple, and to the point. Though he’s admittedly not for everyone, Galloway is known to use a more crude way of speaking to get his point across, this is a book I’ve read several times and take something new away with each reading.

 My hope for our community is a greater emphasis on self-care so that we can take better care of each other. Not “self care” like the Instagram influencers preach, but real, meaningful, “giving a shit” about yourself and your life and where it’s headed. When in Doubt, Go Higher, right? 

Thank you for your support

Between May 13th-June 10th, your purchase of one or more of these titles will directly support our nonprofit beneficiary, Clean Up the Lake! For the entirety of the event, Clean Up the Lake will receive 100% of book sale proceeds from our 21 community recommended titles

For the 2024 Community Book Initiative, we have chosen the theme “stewardship." All of the books chosen emphasize taking care of our community through themes including self growth and purpose, improved environmental practices, economic growth and development, community support, and so much more. 

Click on the link below to explore all 21 titles chosen by Tahoe and Truckee community members as reflections of the theme stewardship. Thank you for your support!

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