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The Sierra Business Council Blog is where you'll hear from our team first hand about program updates, issues impacting the Sierra Nevada, and opportunities for action.

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Tahoe Pitch Camp is Back!

Six local entrepreneurs will present their pitches at the 2022 pitch showcase on November 14 at 6pm in the Truckee Town Council Chambers for the chance to win prizes and receive feedback from an expert panel of judges, as well as the audience of community members.

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2022 May Revise

California’s already lofty state budget surplus reached a new high of $97.5 billion, and the budget itself grew to a record $300 billion in spending as Governor Newsom released his administration’s revisions to its 2022-23 budget proposal on May 13. What impacts will these big numbers have on the Sierra Nevada? Will there be more funding and opportunity for state investment be coming our way? 

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Introducing our Newest Team Member

This transition, however, corresponded perfectly with the infamous 5-year California drought we experienced from 2012-2017. It seemed as though the instant I began to truly fall in love with skiing, winter stopped showing up.

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Fire Reduction, Response, and Restoration Careers

Skilled workers are the linchpin to addressing the economic and climate crises in California’s forested, rural communities. Building the forestry and fire-safety sectors could contribute approximately $39 billion in forestry-products and fire-resiliency industries and add 177,000 jobs to the California workforce.

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Communicating Climate Risk in Rural Regions

This conversation explored catalysts that drive climate adaptation successes in rural California, including legislative incentives, the economic and cost-saving benefits of proactive climate action, and the urgency of unprecedented climate crises such as wildfires.

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Outlook Regional Workshops

Sierra Business Council’s Sierra Nevada Energy Watch (SNEW) program is hosting four regional Climate and Energy Outlooks, to share climate projections and related energy impacts for each county in its service territory.

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From Climate Change to Climate Emergency

Over the last few years, climate scientists have noticed that the extreme events originally projected for future decades are happening now. These recent extreme events have changed language in the field from climate change to climate emergency, and the difference isn’t just semantics—it is the rate and volume at which they occur.

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Regional Reflections and Opportunities Ahead

To close out the year, Sierra Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership (CAMP) held its last member meeting open to the public as a way to not only reflect upon itself in traditional end-of-year fashion, but build a stronger vision for the year ahead. Steve Frisch, SBC President, gave a fantastic overview of information and member highlights from the past year.

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