2016
Bowen Humphreys
Project Manager

Bowen Humphreys

Project Manager

Bowen is involved with both the Sierra Nevada Energy Watch and Green Communities programs.  He is excited to be involved in both ground-level energy audits and community-wide policy and planning.   Bowen received his degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana in Missoula, where he studied sustainable business management, climate change studies, and environmental philosophy. 

During college, he also studied sustainable business practices abroad in New Zealand and Australia and was highly involved in community service projects though his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.


Personal Highlights:
A man of the mountains at heart, Bowen grew up in Salt Lake City Utah hiking, snowshoeing, biking on and off the road, running, and telemarking.  After graduating from college, he spent six weeks backpacking through India and the Himalayan Mountains.  Bowen is excited to begin exploring the Sierra Nevada on foot, by bike, and on skis.

May 27, 2016

Climate Action: A Limited Time Offer


I’d like to introduce you to a limited time offer! Act now, this is only available for a short time! How would you like to improve your community’s economy? Reinvest in millions in transportation, housing, and infrastructure?

Lower your electrical bill and create new jobs? Decrease the risk of wildfires and increase your resilience to future environmental disasters? All you have to do is act on climate change!

Does that sound like it’s too good to be true? 

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Pamela Stayden
Project Manager

Bowen Humphreys

Project Manager

Bowen is involved with both the Sierra Nevada Energy Watch and Green Communities programs.  He is excited to be involved in both ground-level energy audits and community-wide policy and planning.   Bowen received his degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana in Missoula, where he studied sustainable business management, climate change studies, and environmental philosophy. 

During college, he also studied sustainable business practices abroad in New Zealand and Australia and was highly involved in community service projects though his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.


Personal Highlights:
A man of the mountains at heart, Bowen grew up in Salt Lake City Utah hiking, snowshoeing, biking on and off the road, running, and telemarking.  After graduating from college, he spent six weeks backpacking through India and the Himalayan Mountains.  Bowen is excited to begin exploring the Sierra Nevada on foot, by bike, and on skis.

May 10, 2016

Making Earth Day Every Day: Musings on Helping Our Planet

On Saturday, April 23, I did outreach for the State initiative program, Energy Upgrade California® at the Placerville Library Earth Day event. It was a blast speaking with attendees and finding out what their energy practices and interests were, as we all work together to meet California’s energy efficiency goals.

Earth Day is usually celebrated worldwide on April 22, and it’s a reminder to us all to protect our environment and take steps to keep our Earth safe for future generations. On Earth Day, I always wear green and make an extra effort to spend more time in the outdoors, appreciating the vast, magnificent natural surroundings I live in.

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Jessica Carr
Program Manager

Bowen Humphreys

Project Manager

Bowen is involved with both the Sierra Nevada Energy Watch and Green Communities programs.  He is excited to be involved in both ground-level energy audits and community-wide policy and planning.   Bowen received his degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana in Missoula, where he studied sustainable business management, climate change studies, and environmental philosophy. 

During college, he also studied sustainable business practices abroad in New Zealand and Australia and was highly involved in community service projects though his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.


Personal Highlights:
A man of the mountains at heart, Bowen grew up in Salt Lake City Utah hiking, snowshoeing, biking on and off the road, running, and telemarking.  After graduating from college, he spent six weeks backpacking through India and the Himalayan Mountains.  Bowen is excited to begin exploring the Sierra Nevada on foot, by bike, and on skis.

May 04, 2016

How to Make Every Week "National Small Business Week"

Many of us are familiar with Small Business Saturday, the Thanksgiving weekend day dedicated to supporting the small businesses that make up our figurative and literal Main Street America. Perhaps less well known but equally as important (and fun!) is an entire week of small business appreciation, and we happen to be in the middle of it!

It’s a good time to reflect on how small and local businesses affect our lives and our communities.

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Angelo Genasci
Development Director

Bowen Humphreys

Project Manager

Bowen is involved with both the Sierra Nevada Energy Watch and Green Communities programs.  He is excited to be involved in both ground-level energy audits and community-wide policy and planning.   Bowen received his degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana in Missoula, where he studied sustainable business management, climate change studies, and environmental philosophy. 

During college, he also studied sustainable business practices abroad in New Zealand and Australia and was highly involved in community service projects though his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.


Personal Highlights:
A man of the mountains at heart, Bowen grew up in Salt Lake City Utah hiking, snowshoeing, biking on and off the road, running, and telemarking.  After graduating from college, he spent six weeks backpacking through India and the Himalayan Mountains.  Bowen is excited to begin exploring the Sierra Nevada on foot, by bike, and on skis.

April 29, 2016

Home: The Power of Giving Where Your Heart Is

Have you ever heard the saying, "your home is where your heart is?" Of course you have, we all have, and most of us have nodded along and said, "It's so true".

We've recognized that our home isn't always where our house is, it may feel more like the place we grew up, anywhere we go with close friends, or the mountains we've spent our lives recreating in. 

Like our physical homes, often these special places are in need of a little help.

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Kriselda Bautista
Planning Technician

Bowen Humphreys

Project Manager

Bowen is involved with both the Sierra Nevada Energy Watch and Green Communities programs.  He is excited to be involved in both ground-level energy audits and community-wide policy and planning.   Bowen received his degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana in Missoula, where he studied sustainable business management, climate change studies, and environmental philosophy. 

During college, he also studied sustainable business practices abroad in New Zealand and Australia and was highly involved in community service projects though his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.


Personal Highlights:
A man of the mountains at heart, Bowen grew up in Salt Lake City Utah hiking, snowshoeing, biking on and off the road, running, and telemarking.  After graduating from college, he spent six weeks backpacking through India and the Himalayan Mountains.  Bowen is excited to begin exploring the Sierra Nevada on foot, by bike, and on skis.

April 22, 2016

The Crow and the Pitcher: a New Twist on an Old Fable

A crow perishing with thirst saw a pitcher, and hoping to find water, flew to it with delight. When he reached it, he discovered to his grief that it contained so little water that he could not possibly get at it. He tried everything he could think of to reach the water, but all his efforts were in vain.

At last he collected as many stones as he could carry and dropped them one by one with his beak into the pitcher, until he brought the water within his reach and thus saved his life. Moral: Necessity is the mother of invention. 

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