Why I’m Choosing a Career in Public Service and Think Others Should Too Public service manifests itself in many different forms. Some find themselves getting involved in their child’s PTA,
Doing Business Through a Public Safety Power Shutoff Small business owners are facing new challenges in California. In addition to preparing for wildfire and beefing up their business resilience preparation,
I Received the Letter Every Sierra Homeowner is Trying to Avoid I received the dreaded letter last month. The one from my insurance company telling me they were not renewing
Every year I find myself looking forward to fall. That first night when the crisp air sneaks through the windows? Realizing almost as quickly that the leaves have started to change colors?
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.
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.
As a self-proclaimed policy wonk, I was pleased when SB 1000 (Leyva) passed in 2016 requiring California cities and counties to identify vulnerable communities within their jurisdictions and reflect the environmental justice and safety needs of those communities in future planning.
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.
This past spring, I attended the National Adaptation Forum in Madison, WI, which included a sessions on Resilience for Climate Change Professionals. Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from difficulties.
Rural Broadband Access, or Lack Thereof: How Did We Get Here? A great number of residents of the Sierra Nevada, like so many rural Americans, remain without adequate, reasonably priced
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.