2014
Nicholas Martin
Nicholas Martin
Program Director
January 09, 2014

Challenges in Discussing Climate Change in the Sierra Nevada

For the past three years I have been working on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction projects throughout the Sierra Nevada. My involvement in this work has led me to a better understanding of the relationship between a community’s actions and the emission of GHG’s...

However, through my work I have found that this intuitive connection is not always well understood among members of our regional communities.

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Emily Dondero
Emily Dondero
Project Manager
January 07, 2014

How Will You Make Your Mark in 2014?

For me, experiencing the driest year in California’s history included witnessing the massive Rim Fire scorching the area around my home in Sonora.

Seeking respite from the smoke and airplanes and recovery efforts, my husband and I traveled halfway around the world to Paris, France … only to encounter a severe heat wave blanketing that country...

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2013
Bowen Humphreys
Bowen Humphreys
Project Manager
December 18, 2013

SNEW Success at the Blue Goose

For the Sierra Nevada Energy Watch team, it's not a job well done until all the energy efficiency upgrades have been installed and the customer is happy.

Karen Ritland and I, both Project Assistants and Climate Corps Fellows, went out to the Blue Goose Event Center in Loomis this month to make sure that was the case.

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Tom Paschos
Tom Paschos
Energy Efficiency Associate
December 11, 2013

Help Us Spread the Word

We all love snowy weather here in the Sierra, but the cold temperatures do mean BIG energy bills.  

For Placer County residents, there’s good news: We have an exciting new way to reduce your energy bill and use the savings to pay for energy efficiency related home improvement projects.  And we need your help spreading the word!

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Suzie Cordero
Suzie Cordero
Finance Director
December 05, 2013

Changing and Growing in the Town of Truckee

If there is one thing we can count on, it is change.

I have been in the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe area for over 30 years and have seen Truckee change from a small town with a population of about 4,400 residents to one now with well over 16,000.

Tourism has increased dramatically as well.

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