2020
Carissa Bradley
Carissa Bradley
CivicSpark Climate Fellow
April 22, 2020

How to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in the Era of Coronavirus 

While I’ve been working from home, I’ve been thinking about the dozens of social festivities that would normally be happening during this time of the year. Now obviously, this year is anything but normal, but I’ve been doing some reflecting about one festivity in particular and that is Earth Day. Earth Day is one of my favorite “holidays”, not just because I studied environmental science in school or work for an environmental nonprofit - these play an important role too - but because this day gives me hope. It’s a testament to the importance of activism in the United States and the power of environmental education.

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Jill Sanford
Jill Sanford
Communications Manager
April 17, 2020

Support SBC's Big Day of Giving, Support a Resilient Sierra

For the past five years, Sierra Business Council has participated in a regional fundraiser called the “Big Day of Giving” for our mid-year fundraising campaign. This campaign, along with our End of Year campaign that happens in December, is vital in supporting SBC’s triple bottom line efforts and increasing our capacity to take on additional projects that serve business innovation, climate action, and regional advocacy on behalf of the Sierra.

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Jill Sanford
Jill Sanford
Communications Manager
April 14, 2020

FAQs for Renters Out of Work Due to Coronavirus

On March 27th, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state moratorium on evictions for tenants who are unable to pay their rent for reasons related to COVID-19. And then on April 6, the California Judicial Council took matters a step further and enacted 11 Emergency Rules of the California Rules of Court to keep people in their homes while they are forced to shelter in place. Below you will find a few commonly asked questions and answers along with vital community resources where you can learn more.

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Carissa Bradley
Carissa Bradley
CivicSpark Climate Fellow
April 06, 2020

How to Help while you #StayAtHome 

Practically overnight, every person in California woke up to a new reality due to COVID-19. As our communities continue to #StayAtHome to slow the spread of the pandemic, many of us are eager to help in any way we can. Now more than ever we need to come together (in spirit, of course, to maintain physical distance) and take care of one another. But, how do we help our community without potentially putting others at risk?

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Brittany Benesi
Brittany Benesi
Government and Community Affairs Director
March 27, 2020

Navigating the CARES Act: FAQs for Small Businesses, Families, and Individuals

The CARES Act, or the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, is a $2 trillion economic stimulus package geared towards helping businesses, individual employees, and families through the initial shock of the financial impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Sierra Business Council is committed to helping our region’s residents and small businesses navigate the resources made available in this federal package. Below you will find answers to the questions we’re hearing most.

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