As regional conveners of the Eastern Sierra CERF Region, Sierra Business Council is currently engaged in a stakeholder mapping process that includes engaging disinvested community members in a sustainable and equitable economic planning process. Our goal is to provide an inclusive forum in which community members feel encouraged to participate in, and ownership of, CERF plans and strategies that will diversify the local economy and develop sustainable industries, creating high-quality, broadly accessible jobs in this 7-county region.
SBC’s climate and energy team will be launching a new program, the Rural Regional Energy Network (RuralREN), which will offer energy efficiency resources in 14 Sierra Counties.
Unprecedented clean energy incentives for local governments through the Inflation Reduction Act’s “Direct Pay” provision.
The Climate Transformation Alliance (CTA) is launching a new program to address building electrification in the region, called the Truckee Tahoe Building Decarbonization Pilot Program. Sierra Business Council (SBC), the nonprofit facilitator of the CTA, will be responsible for implementing this program, which is funded through a $500,000 award from a private donor. Over the next two years, the program will support the shared goal of achieving a carbon-free community for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe.
Learn about ways you can save energy and money through the WatterSaver program and how SNEW services are helping our community.
Please join Sierra Business Council at an upcoming workshop designed to collect important community feedback on broadband access and digital equity in the Sierra Nevada on May 12 from 10 am to 2:30 pm.
Make an impact in your community through the CivicSpark program! CivicSpark is an AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments in California, Washington, and Colorado to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges such as climate change, water resource management, affordable housing, and mobility.
The Climate & Energy team provides two resources to help reduce energy use and save on energy bills!