As a Planning Technician on SBC’s Climate & Energy team, Meredith Anderson works to help communities in the Sierra Nevada prepare for the impacts of climate change through the development of greenhouse gas emissions inventories and climate planning strategies.
Originally from the Chicago area, Meredith has been living and working in the Tahoe region since 2018. She is a graduate of Santa Clara University and holds a B.S. in Environmental Science, specializing in Water, Energy, and Technology, and a minor in Political Science. Most recently, she worked as a CivicSpark Climate Fellow with the Sierra Nevada Alliance and the City of South Lake Tahoe, working on energy efficiency and climate planning efforts. In addition to her CivicSpark position, she also worked at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability as a Program Associate for California’s Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative.
Growing up around lakes in the Midwest and Canada, Meredith gained an appreciation for outdoor recreation and the natural environment. Meredith lives in South Lake Tahoe, where she enjoys kayaking, camping, biking, skiing, exploring the beautiful Sierra Nevada, and getting outside with her dog, Hudson.
Blogs by Meredith Anderson
It’s important to play in the Sierra as well as work to protect it. In the following blog, SNEW Project Manager Meredith Anderson shares the challenges of recovering from an injury that kept her off the slopes this spring, and how her work at SBC in part inspired her motivation to get out of her home office and back into the mountains.
Successful forest treatment projects over the last ten years (and the heroic work of firefighters) were what slowed the Caldor Fire enough to save homes and businesses in the Tahoe Basin, but often the threats posed to fire-impacted communities like mine are still only just beginning by the time containment is reached.
As part of our commitment to advancing climate action and energy resilience in the Sierra, Sierra Business Council provides greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories to local jurisdictions in the region. We recently completed a GHG inventory update for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) that accounted for emissions in the Tahoe Basin.