2015
Diana Madson
Diana Madson
Government Affairs Director
January 15, 2015

Sierra CAMP Part I: The Why

“Sierra CAMP? Is that some sort of summer camp in the mountains?”

Well, no. Not this Sierra CAMP, rather it’s the Sierra Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership - a new and exciting project launched by SBC that looks at how Sierra leaders can work together to take action on climate change, prepare for its impacts, and build connections with downstream cities.

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Nicholas Martin
Nicholas Martin
Program Director
January 13, 2015

A Toast to Toastmasters

Do you consider yourself a strong communicator at work? How about at home - are you able to convey your thoughts and opinions clearly, without instigating an argument?

Well I thought I did, or was, that is until I challenged myself on it and realized I often fall victim to many of the pitfalls that make public speaking such a fearsome undertaking.

And so I began a search to find how I can better my speaking skills as well as my career.

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Jen Rosser
Jen Rosser
Program Director
January 07, 2015

With Good Information, The Savings All Add Up

There are a lot of good sources of information out there to help us understand how to save energy at home, but our friends at Energy Upgrade California go above and beyond as a great source of information.

For example, did you know that you could save between $40 and $135 dollars over the lifetime of a light bulb if you switch out an old incandescent bulb to a new LED bulb?

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Brenda Gillarde
Brenda Gillarde
Senior Planner
January 02, 2015

Call for 2015 Green Drinks Hosts!

Green Drinks is an international organization that brings together groups of people on a monthly basis to network, share stories and support local businesses. 

SBC established a Central Sierra Nevada Chapter in 2012, beginning with only a few participants and growing into our largest event of over 80 participants!  Green Drinks is a place where people learn about innovative business ideas and local success stories, and it’s a great way to network and support the amazing businesses we have in Tuolumne and Calaveras County. 

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2014
Olivia Hara
Olivia Hara
Planning Assistant - CivicSpark AmeriCorps Member
December 18, 2014

Fecal Matters: The Sierra's Poo-llution Problem

Let’s talk about poop, dog poop that is. Un-scooped poop is, for many, the number one complaint about dogs and dog owners.

Many of the Sierra Nevada’s trails are littered with piles of dog waste that need to be navigated through. Surveys show that only 60 percent of dog owners pick up their dog’s droppings and the other 40 percent don’t pick up for a multitude of reasons: "it's natural", owners don’t have a bag, or don’t want to carry it with them, or because it is not a law.

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