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2013
Jen Rosser
Jen Rosser
Program Director
December 03, 2013

Growing my Garden: Knowledge and Veggies

I always wanted to have a garden. The idea of eating produce grown in my own backyard has always appealed to me.

Like most first time garden-growers, I started off blissfully ignorant and clueless about pretty much everything – from how to prep the soil to how much it would cost to whether I would really enjoy pulling weeds.

That was two summers ago.

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Program Director
November 27, 2013

SBC is Thankful for Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions at the Truckee Donner PUD


Do you know what kind of progress your utility company has made towards reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions?

Sierra Business Council’s Climate Planning program recently wrapped up a project for the Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD), Truckee’s local water and electric utility, where we asked just that question.

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Bowen Humphreys
Bowen Humphreys
Project Manager
November 21, 2013

Fostering Leaders on Climate: Climate Corps and Sierra Business Council

As a fresh-faced graduate from the University of Montana, I was looking for work with an organization where I could use my knowledge in sustainable business administration and climate change to help local communities.

I applied to Climate Corps Bay Area for this reason, and when I learned they had a fellowship opportunity with the Sierra Business Council I was hooked.

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Project Assistant
November 14, 2013

Vermont to the Sierra: Small Towns Facing Similar Challenges

As a recent transplant to the Tahoe region from Vermont, I can say that both places have a lot more in common than I anticipated.

I grew up in a small town with picturesque covered bridges and vibrant fall foliage. It was frequently flooded with visitors coming either for the weekend or to live their quiet Vermont lives in the hills. 

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Alicia Powers
Alicia Powers
Project Manager
November 05, 2013

On the Road: Treasure Found in the Sierra Foothills

Recently during my travels for the Sierra Nevada Energy Watch project, I came across a group that has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars of work to the Empire Mine State Park in Grass Valley.

They call themselves “The Over the Hill Gang.” This local treasure consists of a dedicated group of individuals who contribute their time and expertise to keep the park running and in its prime.

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