2015
Emily Kornhauser
Emily Kornhauser
Sierra SBDC Administrative Assistant
February 06, 2015

Small Sierra Businesses with Big Ideas

Several months ago I moved to the Sierra Nevada, and since then have been blown away by the many different sides of the region: amazing natural environments, visitors and residents from all over the world, unique and distinguishing culture, and most impressively- a thriving innovative business community. 

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Alicia Powers
Alicia Powers
Project Manager
February 03, 2015

Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without!

It was over three years ago when I first heard the expression “Use it up, make it do, wear it out or do without” during a conversation about societal values on the home front during World War II.

I immediately fell in love with the phrase. As a person who frequently feels real discomfort at throwing away items that have an apparent use, I felt a great connection to the motto and wondered how we got so far from the values of conservation that our predecessors had held so dear.

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Bowen Humphreys
Bowen Humphreys
Project Manager
January 29, 2015

What to do about Juneuary

With a high-pressure ridge in the Pacific Ocean pushing all precipitation away from California, Sierra residents must come to grips with the love-hate relationship we now share with the new month called “Juneuary”.

What are we to do when the weather is warm but the days are short?

Here are some tips to help enjoy this warm weather in the middle of winter.

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Kriselda Bautista
Kriselda Bautista
Planning Technician
January 27, 2015

California Dreaming: A SoCal Native on Moving North

I recently flew home for the holidays. It was bittersweet being back in LA. I was happy to be home, but I had just spent the past month and a half absorbing the beauty of the Sierra Nevada.

The outdoor enthusiast in me felt lucky to have found a home in one of California’s grandest playgrounds; however, I quickly learned that the mountains and rural communities here are faced with issues just as serious as those in a metropolitan hub like Los Angeles.

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Diana Madson
Diana Madson
Government Affairs Director
January 20, 2015

Sierra CAMP Part II: the What and the Why

If you read my last post on Sierra CAMP, you’re probably asking yourself, “Okay, so the Sierra needs to prepare for climate change and contribute to the state’s climate goals, but how exactly are we supposed to do that?”

Well, Sierra CAMP (short for Climate Adaptation & Mitigation Partnership) was established in 2014 to empower and convene Sierra leaders from government, business, academia, and community groups to share best practices, develop strategies for action, and build connections with urban downstream users of Sierra ecosystem services.

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