2015
Nicholas Martin
Nicholas Martin
Program Director
March 17, 2015

AB 32: Cash No Longer a Promise, Now a Reality

Promises can only go so far before they need to be followed through on. When a friend promises to pay you back for a dinner you paid for last week, then 4 weeks go by without payment, there comes a time when your friend needs to make good on the promise. 

It has now been almost a decade since Assembly Bill 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, was passed into law.

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Olivia Hara
Olivia Hara
Planning Assistant - CivicSpark AmeriCorps Member
March 09, 2015

Still Drowning in Dry: The Current State of California's Drought

Envision your daily routine; taking a shower, having coffee, eating some fruit, driving to work...Imagine what your daily routine would be like with a drastic reduction of water or even no water; probably won’t be showering every day or drinking coffee, maybe you won’t even have your fruit because it is too expensive to purchase.

It’s hard to imagine the full scope of what our lives would be like with little to no water involved in it, yet this is something that Californians are quickly starting to experience—no imagination necessary.

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Kriselda Bautista
Kriselda Bautista
Planning Technician
March 05, 2015

Tripping Over Green Guilt: A Look at the Value of Carbon Offsetting

I was recently planning a trip to the Bay Area, desperately in need of the city air and life.

I didn't want to feel guilty about it though. As a self-proclaimed environmental steward, it felt like a cardinal sin to make the 400 mile trip. All I could think about was how much carbon I was going to be dumping in the air, so to appease my mind I looked into what others were doing about their "green guilt". 

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Jen Rosser
Jen Rosser
Program Director
February 25, 2015

Following the Seasons: Veggies for your Sierra Garden


It may only be February, but it’s not too early to start thinking about your summer vegetable garden!

If you are growing vegetables in the Sierra foothills or Reno, it’s worth keeping in mind that many vegetables can be grown outside during even the coldest winter months. 

However, with March only a few days away, let’s dive into what you can already start planting for the spring and summer.

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Paul Ahrns
Paul Ahrns
Program Director
February 17, 2015

Collecting Public Input in the Sierra: Challenges and Opportunities

As you know, SBC has been working with Nevada City, Loomis, Jackson, Plymouth and Amador County on energy plans with local strategies and actions to promote cost-effective energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation in our communities. 

As part of this process, SBC in partnership with local government staff hosted two rounds of in-person study sessions.

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