2016
Jill Sanford
Jill Sanford
Project Assistant, Civic Spark AmeriCorps Fellow
March 11, 2016

From Inventory to Implementation: Putting the Action into Climate Action Plans

SBC’s Climate Planning team is comprised of some seriously technical talent. From conducting greenhouse gas inventories to developing and writing Climate and Energy Action Plans (CAPs and EAPs, respectively), this department crunches numbers left and right.

Having had to start pretty much from scratch in all of the jurisdictions they’ve been working in, Nicholas MartinPaul Ahrns and Kriselda Bautista are experts in the climate planning field.

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Hailey Sinoff
Hailey Sinoff
Daughter of Project Manager, Kari Sinoff
March 03, 2016

The View from Up Here: Lessons in Happiness from a Sierra Teen

Step 1,427 felt heavier than step 1,426, but lighter than I knew step 1,428 would feel.  

I hadn't been counting each step the whole time, just since going off trail.  Of course, there was no actual trail in Squaw that Friday, just lines of heavier packed snow. But the packed snow had started to bore me, it seemed that whomever made them lacked my enthusiasm for heights and had simply hugged the walls of the valley instead of exploring them.

I wanted the adventure of exploration, so I turned upward.

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Bowen Humphreys
Bowen Humphreys
Project Manager
February 23, 2016

The First Ingredient in Green Drinks: A Call for 2016 Hosts

Have you heard of the free, sustainability-focused networking event sweeping the region? If not, you’re probably missing out!

Green Drinks has taken off in the Sierra, and Sierra Business Council now organizes two Green Drinks operations, one in Truckee/Tahoe and the other, (six years running!) in the Central Sierra. We are so pleased to be able to highlight our co-hosts in these events, local businesses involved in their communities.

We’ve worked with approximately two-dozen businesses so far, and we know there are so many out there ready for the Green Drinks spotlight!

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Becky Bell
Becky Bell
Project Manager
February 18, 2016

Lake Tahoe Water Trail: Where Recreation, Innovation, and Stewardship Intersect

For decades, the Lake Tahoe area has experienced an ever-increasing bevy of visitors craving the combination of adventure and relaxation offered by the largest alpine lake in the country. We're all aware of this.

In more recent years, many of those visitors have taken their explorations off of the bike and hiking trails and onto the water, to the point of reaching a critical mass. Such has increased the need for education about public access, wayfinding, water safety, aquatic invasive species prevention, and resource conservation.

That's where SBC comes in. 

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Kriselda Bautista
Kriselda Bautista
Planning Technician
February 11, 2016

The Sierra's Biggest Little City is Growing Up

“So, how did you end up in Reno?”

I repeat the question in my mind—end up—as if Reno is the nasty shore of murky waters; home to washed-up, rusty parts of an old, abandoned shipwreck.

I’ve been in Reno for a year and 3 months now and never has the word interesting been used more accurately to describe any place I’ve lived thus far. However grimy it can be, though, I think it’s far from a nasty shore.

What I have found has actually surprised me in many ways.

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