Explore the Sierra Nevada's historic towns, local businesses, world-class adventures, voluntourism opportunities and events recommended by locals on the Sierra Nevada Geotourism MapGuide
Rural CA kids learn from fire
Sidney Deschenes is still haunted by the Moonlight Fire of 2007: The clouds of choking smoke that blew down from flaming mountains onto the valley that's been her home since kindergarten. Image & Article by Jane Braxton Little
Trainings & Leadership
Through our latest project, The Green Prosperity Initiative, Sierra Business Council is offering two training tracts: The Energy Efficiency Training Program and a fresh version of Sierra Leadership Institute.
Sierra Nevada Energy Watch
Find out if your business qualifies for an audit through the Sierra Nevada Energy Watch Program, available to commercial facilities and others in PG&E territory in the Sierra Nevada.
California leads cap-and-trade
Although Washington seems to have given up on a climate change bill, environmental legislation is still alive in other places. California has approved the second biggest carbon trading market on the planet, and others are watching closely.
Climate messages wrong?
Environmental activists are adjusting their words and strategy as "climate change" and "global warming" messages fail to win the public's attention.
Drought, Floods and Food
We’re in the midst of a global food crisis — the second in three years. World food prices hit a record in January, driven by huge increases in the prices of wheat, corn, sugar and oils.
Sierra Forest Carbon Blog
Past posts on this blog have covered such topics as the emerging forest carbon market, effects of climate change in the Sierra Nevada, and, most recently, the importance of biomass utilization.
Support local business!
Shop Local this holiday season and check out the newest resource from Sierra Business Council; the Local First Google Map!
The Sustaining Rural Places Toolkit was created in partnership with the Sierra Business Council and Saving the Sierra because sharing stories about people, place, and innovation helps to protect our beautiful places.
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