Jen Rosser
Jen Rosser
Program Director
January 07, 2015

With Good Information, The Savings All Add Up

There are a lot of good sources of information out there to help us understand how to save energy at home, but our friends at Energy Upgrade California go above and beyond as a great source of information.

For example, did you know that you could save between $40 and $135 dollars over the lifetime of a light bulb if you switch out an old incandescent bulb to a new LED bulb?

Brenda Gillarde
Brenda Gillarde
Senior Planner
January 02, 2015

Call for 2015 Green Drinks Hosts!

Green Drinks is an international organization that brings together groups of people on a monthly basis to network, share stories and support local businesses. 

SBC established a Central Sierra Nevada Chapter in 2012, beginning with only a few participants and growing into our largest event of over 80 participants!  Green Drinks is a place where people learn about innovative business ideas and local success stories, and it’s a great way to network and support the amazing businesses we have in Tuolumne and Calaveras County. 

Olivia Hara
Olivia Hara
Planning Assistant - CivicSpark AmeriCorps Member
December 18, 2014

Fecal Matters: The Sierra's Poo-llution Problem

Let’s talk about poop, dog poop that is. Un-scooped poop is, for many, the number one complaint about dogs and dog owners.

Many of the Sierra Nevada’s trails are littered with piles of dog waste that need to be navigated through. Surveys show that only 60 percent of dog owners pick up their dog’s droppings and the other 40 percent don’t pick up for a multitude of reasons: "it's natural", owners don’t have a bag, or don’t want to carry it with them, or because it is not a law.

Relating to:
Tyra Frizelle
Vice President, Operations
December 15, 2014

Beyond the Buzzword: Sustainability in Business at the Yosemite Sustainability Conference

This past week, I was fortunate to not only attend but be a part of the 1st Yosemite Sustainability Conference
 in beautiful Yosemite Valley. This three day conference was packed full of information and presentations around climate science.

The presentations on sustainability practices were particularly interesting because of the strong examples in business represented, including...

Evan Pierce
Evan Pierce
Planning Assistant - CivicSpark Americorps Member
December 11, 2014

From Back East to Out West

It seems like people always use these modifiers - back east, out west -  when describing the two coasts of the lower 48.

It’s as if regardless of where you’re from, the West is the destination of a grand journey and the Eastern seaboard is the source of all known life (or at least where everyone’s parents live).

Well, I perpetuated this stereotype by picking up my life in Boston to journey west in search of higher ground and wild open spaces.