2019
John Plaggmier
John Plaggmier
Project Manager
January 11, 2019

Enjoying the Modern Cold One: Bold, Hoppy and Tastes like Sustainability

The connection between a hoppy beer and the aromatic pines of the Sierra Nevada foothills is undeniable for me. Whether enjoying a cold one after a long hike in the Tahoe National Forest, or while basking on the granite rocks of the Yuba River, I can confidently say that beer always tastes better in the great outdoors.

Henry David Thoreau was quoted as saying, “Instead of water we got here a draught of beer…a lumberer’s drink, which would acclimate and naturalize a man at once—which would make him see green, and, if he slept, dream that he heard the wind sough among the pines.” 

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Nikki Caravelli
Nikki Caravelli
Climate Technician & Sierra CAMP Project Manager
January 04, 2019

Top Three Reasons Why 2018 Was a Success for California Climate Action

It was a bit of a surprise when, at the end of 2017, we found the year rounding out with quite a bit worth celebrating in the climate action world. Now following 2018, despite the growing global hot mess of extreme wildfires, storm events, and sea level rise, I’m grateful to say there remains plenty to celebrate.

Let’s take a moment at the start of this new year to reflect on what has worked, dig into those actions, and build on the successes.

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2018
Chris Mertens
Chris Mertens
Government Affairs Director
December 14, 2018

Don't Miss the Next Storm: Tips and Resources for Tracking Sierra Snow

Last week, I experienced the moment that every skier and snowboarder yearns for during a long summer of BBQs, boardshorts, and warmth: the first turns of the ski season. This season’s first day did not disappoint as there is a lot of fluffy powder to enjoy. In fact, some Tahoe-Truckee region ski resorts already have snowpacks that are 108% of average for this time of year! 

As a snowboarder, I’ve become a bit of a snow forecasting nerd. Knowing that many other “powder hounds” are out there, I thought I’d share some of the resources I use to predict when and where the best fluff is going to fall.

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Jessica Carr
Jessica Carr
Program Manager
December 11, 2018

Holiday Shopping: Let's Keep it Local and Keep it Friendly

We all move through the world as a customer of some kind. From ordering a coffee at the corner store to spending two hours on the phone with your internet provider (talk about fun!) every one of us are customers, clients, consumers of products.

Many of us are also customer service providers -- even the most technical of jobs can require some level of customer service, even when it’s not the central focus of your position.

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Simone Cordery-Cotter
Simone Cordery-Cotter
CivicSpark AmeriCorps Fellow, Climate Planning
December 06, 2018

Will Climate Change Unite the Sierra Nevada?

Climate change isn’t happening in a vacuum. Its impacts have rippled both directly and indirectly into the public conscious and daily lives, ingraining a daunting challenge while offering a thrilling opportunity.

There are few things that can unite a region as ideologically diverse and geographically isolated as the Sierra Nevada in the way that climate change is bringing people, along with their varying interests, together.

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