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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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Economic Empowerment

The Evolution of Athlete to Researcher: An Introduction to Erika Harvey

I grew up climbing on granite slabs at Donner Summit, and the rock formations fascinated me. Everywhere I went in the mountains, I found myself mesmerized by the colors, textures, and stratigraphy lines that painted the landscapes. Having grown up in Northern California in an outdoors family, the concept of conservation was ingrained very early. “Respect the playground; if you want the beautiful places you love to remain intact, then do your part.” At that point in my life, I knew I wanted to do something that allowed me to be outside and in the field solving problems (or something to that extent). Naturally, I began my academic career pursuing a degree in geology. 

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Climate Justice

SBC Statement on Current Events and Racial Justice

SBC’s work frequently raises the alarm for crises facing the Sierra Nevada. The ongoing movement for racial justice has reminded us that we cannot tackle the challenges of our region relating to climate justice, small businesses, or environmental health, without also addressing the inequalities that people of color face both within our communities and beyond. 

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Government Affairs

Our Clearest Economic Opportunity in this Crisis: Addressing Climate Change

Amidst the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change increasingly threatens the health, welfare, and safety of all Californians. Through unprecedented crises, however, can come opportunity. In California, we have the chance to build a more resilient economic future by addressing the growing impacts of climate change through advancing a climate and economic resilience bond to the November ballot.

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Economic Empowerment

Ready, Set, Pivot!

READY, Set, Pivot! In response to the immediate and essential need for small businesses to establish an online retail presence, the Sierra SBDC is excited to support the launch of

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Pandemic

When the Dust Settles

It was a seemingly straightforward question from a close friend of mine, “Why are these wildfires getting worse and what are we doing about it”? At some point during my stammering, convoluted, and completely uninsightful response I realized that my job leads me to dig so deeply into the nuanced details of issues like wildfire and climate change that I’m awful at explaining what the heck is going on to anyone outside of my professional bubble.

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Pandemic

How to Help while you #StayAtHome 

How to Help while you #StayAtHome  Practically overnight, every person in California woke up to a new reality due to COVID-19. As our communities continue to #StayAtHome to slow the

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