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Climate & Energy Planning

Climate & Energy Planning Page Under Construction – Please check back soon.  Save money on your utility bill, save the Sierra. Are you looking to reduce your dependency on greenhouse

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Land Conservation

Land Conservation Key to the environmental and social vitality of the Sierra region is conserving open spaces for the enjoyment of the region’s natural beauty, habitat preservation, climate sequestration, watershed

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Climate

Climate Resilience

Climate Resilience Sierra Business Council works to increase the region’s ability to withstand the impacts of climate change, advocating for policies that address climate impacts at the state, regional, and

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Responsible Recreation

Responsible Recreation Outdoor recreation and tourism is a foundational component of the economic and environmental health of the Sierra Nevada. Thanks to its natural beauty, recreation opportunities, charming mountain communities,

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Rural Broadband Access

Rural Broadband Access Sierra Business Council leverages regional, state, and natural resources to launch public-private partnerships that will together improve and expand broadband access.    Access to reliable broadband has

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Climate

Forest Health & Wildfire Mitigation

Forest Health & Wildfire MItigation Wildfire, drought, tree mortality, distressed watersheds: each of these events affect the communities, economy, and environment of the Sierra Nevada. Our forests are in dire

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Affordable & Achievable Housing

AFfordable & Achievable Housing Sierra Business Council is dedicated to weighing in on housing policy in legislative, budgetary, funding, and policy implementation in an effort to find solutions to the

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Economic Empowerment

Fragile Like a Bomb… How RBG Inspired Me

I’m wearing my RBG T-shirt and staring at my RBG action figure, gifts from my daughter, a true social justice warrior. Like me, she was raised to revere and honor women like Ruth Bader Ginsberg. It is a family tradition that follows at least four generations that I know of and we hold closely a favorite RBG quote, “What is the difference between a bookkeeper in the Garment District and a Supreme Court justice? … One generation.”

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CivicSpark

Introducing Claire Kasinadhuni, SBC’s new CivicSpark Climate Fellow

I entered college knowing I would major in environmental studies. This interest in the environment was the constant in my ever-changing adolescence (and involved many phases, including when I only wore green, yikes!) and it helped direct me when I arrived on campus as one of the 45,000 students at the University of Washington. I started taking environmental classes right off the bat and didn’t have to flounder around, searching for some deep unstoked passion. It was already there.

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I have grown up with the luxury of beautiful mountains, trails, rivers, and beaches. I spent most of my free time recreating outdoors and waited for any opportunity to venture to new places. Studying the environment seemed like an extension of the things I love. I could learn about the birds, trees, and rocks that I saw. I could learn about the tides and the rivers that I know. I could become an expert on my home.

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Wildfire

What to Do When Leaders Don’t Lead: Wildfire Policy (or Lack Thereof) in 2020

I’ve had a number of sleepless nights over the past few weeks. You might think it’s because of the COVID crisis, or the financial melt-down in our small Sierra towns, or the fires that are literally burning up the state right now. And you’d be right. But underlying all of that is the head-shaking, eye-popping, foot-stomping, heart-wrenching fact that our leaders don’t lead.

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