2015
Kriselda Bautista
Kriselda Bautista
Planning Technician
January 27, 2015

California Dreaming: A SoCal Native on Moving North

I recently flew home for the holidays. It was bittersweet being back in LA. I was happy to be home, but I had just spent the past month and a half absorbing the beauty of the Sierra Nevada.

The outdoor enthusiast in me felt lucky to have found a home in one of California’s grandest playgrounds; however, I quickly learned that the mountains and rural communities here are faced with issues just as serious as those in a metropolitan hub like Los Angeles.

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Diana Madson
Diana Madson
Government Affairs Director
January 20, 2015

Sierra CAMP Part II: the What and the Why

If you read my last post on Sierra CAMP, you’re probably asking yourself, “Okay, so the Sierra needs to prepare for climate change and contribute to the state’s climate goals, but how exactly are we supposed to do that?”

Well, Sierra CAMP (short for Climate Adaptation & Mitigation Partnership) was established in 2014 to empower and convene Sierra leaders from government, business, academia, and community groups to share best practices, develop strategies for action, and build connections with urban downstream users of Sierra ecosystem services.

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Diana Madson
Diana Madson
Government Affairs Director
January 15, 2015

Sierra CAMP Part I: The Why

“Sierra CAMP? Is that some sort of summer camp in the mountains?”

Well, no. Not this Sierra CAMP, rather it’s the Sierra Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership - a new and exciting project launched by SBC that looks at how Sierra leaders can work together to take action on climate change, prepare for its impacts, and build connections with downstream cities.

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Nicholas Martin
Nicholas Martin
Program Director
January 13, 2015

A Toast to Toastmasters

Do you consider yourself a strong communicator at work? How about at home - are you able to convey your thoughts and opinions clearly, without instigating an argument?

Well I thought I did, or was, that is until I challenged myself on it and realized I often fall victim to many of the pitfalls that make public speaking such a fearsome undertaking.

And so I began a search to find how I can better my speaking skills as well as my career.

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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?

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