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2014
March 21, 2014

One Weekend Event Combines Cows, Skis, and Carbon

 

What do alpine ski racing and cow pies have in common? Most weeks, hopefully, the answer is “not much.”

This week, however, Squaw Valley USA collaborated with Sierra Business Council to fund a project to reduce carbon emissions at a dairy farm while creating electricity from cow manure.

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Climate Planning
Suzie Cordero
Finance Director

Suzie Cordero

Vice President Finance & Operations

On top of an enthusiasm and love for her community, Suzie brings to SBC over 30 years of financial management experience and has a talent for meticulous accounting and audit accountability. As the former Executive Director of READ (Rural Education and Development), she was able to take her passion for literacy and community development overseas and enjoyed traveling to Nepal on a number of occasions. Suzie held a real estate license for 15 years, has a background in property management, and has successfully overseen the financial management of several local businesses.

Personal Highlights:

Suzie’s interests include snowboarding, sewing, biking, golfing, waterskiing, hiking, and cheering on her favorite sports teams. 

March 17, 2014

Minimizing Encounters with the Sierra's Black Bears

It’s official: we’re entering bear season in the Sierra.

It’s mid-March, the weather is warming up, robins and stellar jays are chirping and bear sightings are being reported on an almost daily basis – yep, spring is definitely here.

But the relationship between humans and our resident black bears can be a touchy subject in the Sierra...

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Suzie Cordero
Alicia Powers
Project Manager

Suzie Cordero

Vice President Finance & Operations

On top of an enthusiasm and love for her community, Suzie brings to SBC over 30 years of financial management experience and has a talent for meticulous accounting and audit accountability. As the former Executive Director of READ (Rural Education and Development), she was able to take her passion for literacy and community development overseas and enjoyed traveling to Nepal on a number of occasions. Suzie held a real estate license for 15 years, has a background in property management, and has successfully overseen the financial management of several local businesses.

Personal Highlights:

Suzie’s interests include snowboarding, sewing, biking, golfing, waterskiing, hiking, and cheering on her favorite sports teams. 

March 07, 2014

Embracing The Next Big Thing

The “next big thing” has always raised a red flag for me. In my experience, that promise rarely holds a candle to the tried and true alternative.

There is, however, at least one “next big thing” that is gaining steam exponentially in our nation and will soon be impacting every business, home, camping trip, and holiday.

I’m talking about LED lighting.

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Bowen Humphreys
Project Manager

Suzie Cordero

Vice President Finance & Operations

On top of an enthusiasm and love for her community, Suzie brings to SBC over 30 years of financial management experience and has a talent for meticulous accounting and audit accountability. As the former Executive Director of READ (Rural Education and Development), she was able to take her passion for literacy and community development overseas and enjoyed traveling to Nepal on a number of occasions. Suzie held a real estate license for 15 years, has a background in property management, and has successfully overseen the financial management of several local businesses.

Personal Highlights:

Suzie’s interests include snowboarding, sewing, biking, golfing, waterskiing, hiking, and cheering on her favorite sports teams. 

March 05, 2014

Sustainability Math: How Cycling Makes 1+1=3

Let’s be clear, this is not some Orwellian fantasy or math fail: being sustainable can give you more than what you paid for.

You might scoff at this: how can hugging trees or lowering my carbon-emissions help me pay my bills or help enrich my community? It’s not like wearing Birkenstocks will help to save the world!

But while Birkenstocks may not save the world, the people wearing them may be on to something.

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Bowen Humphreys
Ian Nimmo
Project Manager

Suzie Cordero

Vice President Finance & Operations

On top of an enthusiasm and love for her community, Suzie brings to SBC over 30 years of financial management experience and has a talent for meticulous accounting and audit accountability. As the former Executive Director of READ (Rural Education and Development), she was able to take her passion for literacy and community development overseas and enjoyed traveling to Nepal on a number of occasions. Suzie held a real estate license for 15 years, has a background in property management, and has successfully overseen the financial management of several local businesses.

Personal Highlights:

Suzie’s interests include snowboarding, sewing, biking, golfing, waterskiing, hiking, and cheering on her favorite sports teams. 

February 28, 2014

Going Beyond Lighting with Sustainable Energy Solutions

The Sierra Business Council and the Sierra Nevada Energy Watch (SNEW) Team was very busy in early February getting ready to move forward on energy efficiency upgrades beyond lighting.

The SNEW team had an in-class and on the ground training led by Dennis Donovan, head of Sustainable Energy Solutions (SES) out of Reno.

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