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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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Help Strengthen the Sierra

Help Strengthen the Sierra CONTRIBUTE HERE Since the start of the pandemic, Sierra Business Council’s impact has included:  Providing over 1,400 small businesses with one-on-one counseling. Infusing $18.5 million in economic

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5 Easy Ways to Green Your Business

5 Easy Ways to Green Your Business SBC recently launched the Sierra Green Business Network, a regional affiliate of the statewide California Green Business Network. The program provides local businesses

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This Summer: Skip the Traffic and Help the Environment by Riding Your Bike

It was a warm, cloudless summer afternoon and I was sitting in my gridlocked parent’s car on highway 89 north on our way into Tahoe City for dinner. At 10 years old, my patience for being stuck in a car on such a beautiful day had run out and I stared jealously at people walking and biking on the bike path unimpeded toward our shared destination.

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The Importance of Time of Use Rates: Why Shifting Energy Use in the Summer Makes Economic and Environmental Sense

With summer in full swing, my mind often drifts to all of the outdoor activities that I can’t wait to get outside and enjoy: hiking in the mountains, riding my bike around town, and swimming in the Yuba and American rivers. While my mind is wandering towards the outdoors, I remind myself how important it is to not forget about the energy use back in our homes and businesses.

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Climate Change

Tiger’s Nest and Wise Coyotes: A Look at Bhutan and the Sierra Nevada

In early June, I had the awe-inspiring experience of visiting Bhutan, a small rural Vajrayana Buddhist country located in the Himalaya between Tibet, Nepal and India. Bhutan is the only country in the world that uses Gross National Happiness (GNH) instead of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to measure its progress.

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Climate Policy

Legislative Tracking: What’s Hot in California Climate Policy?

SBC’s Sierra Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership, Sierra CAMP, is currently tracking several climate change bills introduced in the legislature that we think may impact Sierra communities. I’ve laid out each of these bills below along with how they could affect your community.

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