2016
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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Jill Sanford
Jill Sanford
Communications Manager
February 04, 2016

Tourism Traffic: Can't Live With It, Can't Thrive Without It

If you listen very closely, you can hear it: the collective sigh that passes through the town of Truckee when the tourists hit I-80 and head home at the end of the weekend. Our roads were just inundated, our grocery stores crowded and picked over, our normal small town vibes overrun by the hustle and bustle of city folk.

Monday mornings find local residents basking in our vacationer-free daily routines. Our town itself goes back to normal.

It’s a funny concept in this town, though, “back to normal”.

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Pamela Stayden
Pamela Stayden
Project Manager
January 22, 2016

A Life Worth Living: Reflecting on My First Six Months at SBC

It’s been six months since I joined Sierra Business Council, and now it’s time for my first blog to appear and my words to be published.

I started off with so many ideas, wondering what the SBC blog audience would want to read about: Climate Change Conspiracies, Climategate, Denialism…but the world is full of negative opinions. Did I really want to perpetuate the negativity?

I began reading the blogs of my fellow co-workers and I immediately became inspired, and felt so honored to be part of this amazing organization.

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