2015
Paul Ahrns
Paul Ahrns
Program Director
February 17, 2015

Collecting Public Input in the Sierra: Challenges and Opportunities

As you know, SBC has been working with Nevada City, Loomis, Jackson, Plymouth and Amador County on energy plans with local strategies and actions to promote cost-effective energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation in our communities. 

As part of this process, SBC in partnership with local government staff hosted two rounds of in-person study sessions.

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Leanne Kuchar
Leanne Kuchar
Office and Operations Manager
February 10, 2015

The Greener Side of Drones

Imagine being able to see a unique perspective of the Sierra Nevada by exploring inaccessible wilderness areas.

Sounds pretty incredible, right?

These unique views would typically be impossible without the use of a plane, helicopter, or balloon. Through the use of drones, however, such has become not only possible but also easily accessible for the general public.

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Emily Kornhauser
Emily Kornhauser
Sierra SBDC Administrative Assistant
February 06, 2015

Small Sierra Businesses with Big Ideas

Several months ago I moved to the Sierra Nevada, and since then have been blown away by the many different sides of the region: amazing natural environments, visitors and residents from all over the world, unique and distinguishing culture, and most impressively- a thriving innovative business community. 

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Alicia Powers
Alicia Powers
Project Manager
February 03, 2015

Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without!

It was over three years ago when I first heard the expression “Use it up, make it do, wear it out or do without” during a conversation about societal values on the home front during World War II.

I immediately fell in love with the phrase. As a person who frequently feels real discomfort at throwing away items that have an apparent use, I felt a great connection to the motto and wondered how we got so far from the values of conservation that our predecessors had held so dear.

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Bowen Humphreys
Bowen Humphreys
Project Manager
January 29, 2015

What to do about Juneuary

With a high-pressure ridge in the Pacific Ocean pushing all precipitation away from California, Sierra residents must come to grips with the love-hate relationship we now share with the new month called “Juneuary”.

What are we to do when the weather is warm but the days are short?

Here are some tips to help enjoy this warm weather in the middle of winter.

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