2017
Kriselda Bautista
Kriselda Bautista
Planning Technician
May 31, 2017

Sonora Setting Itself Apart This Spring With Energy Action 


Spring is in full bloom here at SBC and the Climate Planning department is excited to invite you along to witness the “budding” of the newest Energy Action Plan (EAP) in the City of Sonora!

SBC’s Climate Planning team met with Sonora’s Community Development Department staff and City Administrator earlier in May to discuss the process of developing the plan, engaging the community, and implementation scenarios should the City accept the plan.

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BJ Schmitt
BJ Schmitt
Analyst and Planning Technician
May 17, 2017

Being Good for the Earth: A Review of Robin Wall Kimmerer's Braiding Sweetgrass

Have you ever found yourself feeling a twinge of guilt or shame for being part of the human race? Simple observation has taught many of us that humans are not exactly great for the planet. We pollute, we pave, we kill, we acidify the oceans. It can be tough to come to terms with, unless you’re able to consider our place from a different angle.

The 2013 book Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer presents just that, an ancient, generally forgotten view of how to see ourselves, how to see our world, and with which to see our place in the world.

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Diana Madson
Diana Madson
Government Affairs Director
May 10, 2017

How it's Looking for Our Region: An Update on State of Cap and Trade Funding in the Sierra

Today, Sierra CAMP published an updated State of Cap and Trade Funding in the Sierra fact sheet to reflect 2016 funding.

Our fact sheet provides insight into the funding trajectory, showing that not much has changed since the 2014-2015 cycle; Sierra communities are still underfunded compared to other regions.

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Angelo Genasci
Angelo Genasci
Development Director
April 24, 2017

Cattle and Climate Change: Why the Beef? 

I have many fond memories growing up on my family’s cattle ranch in Sierra Valley. Prior to his passing at the age of 98 in 2008 my Grandfather, Attilio Genasci was the oldest working cattleman in California. 

I always look forward returning home to Sierra Valley and getting that first glimpse of cattle roaming the wide-open range surrounded by beautiful Sierra Nevada peaks. I also understand, however, that not everyone has the same reaction to the view, particularly when it comes to the subject of climate change.

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Jessica Carr
Jessica Carr
Program Manager
April 19, 2017

A Vibrant Business Expo in South Lake Tahoe

Last month I took the beautiful drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe, CA to attend the Tahoe Chamber’s Business Expo at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe. I had heard about the party at the South Shore business event of the year and just had to see it for myself!

South Lake Tahoe and the surrounding areas of El Dorado County make up the southern end of the Sierra Small Business Development Center’s seven county region.

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