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California Mandates Electric Cars for 2035 and the new age of EV charging

By |2020-12-23T10:14:38-08:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , |

California Mandates Electric Cars for 2035 and the New Age of EV Charging From an executive order made on September, 2020 "Executive order directs state to require that, by 2035, all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California be zero-emission vehicles " The transportation [...]

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Quantum Physics of Solar Panels

By |2020-12-23T10:17:18-08:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Solar|Tags: , , , , |

The Quantum Physics of Solar Panels How do solar panels really work? How do we harness energy from sunlight? What does Photovoltaic mean? Listen to a humorous, for sure intelligent podcast where a Physicist and a Cartoonist explain the quantum physics of solar panels. One [...]

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Just Passed in Congress Solar Federal Tax Credit Extended 2 Years

By |2020-12-23T11:51:49-08:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Renewable Energy Policy, Solar|Tags: , |

Solar Federal Tax Credit Extended 2 Years! As a surprise Christmas present to the solar industry and consumers, Congress just passed a two-year extension of the Solar Federal Tax Credit (ITC). The extension applies to both residential and commercial projects.   The bill had bipartisan [...]

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Beautiful World, Beautiful Future Contest

By |2020-12-03T17:01:17-08:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: California, Solar|Tags: , , |

Beautiful World, Beautiful Future Contest Attention Students, Families and Teachers!! + Join us this break in a Literary, Art, Solar, Family Energy Contest for families and students grade 4-12 with great prizes! Follow this Facebook event to stay updated! --- Theme: Make Your Mark on [...]

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The biggest reason a home burns in a wildfire

By |2020-10-27T19:12:28-07:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: California, Community|Tags: , , , , , |

The biggest reason a home burns in a wildfire (read below to find out) Please remember the Paradise fire happened in November. “Take it from me, I have a lot of experience,”  is a phrase you hope you will never be able to say when [...]

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Fires & Healthy Homes – Choosing Better Building Materials

By |2020-10-27T20:20:05-07:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , , |

*Local Learning Series written by Amanda Fischer of Healthy Home Artisans Inc in Nevada County, CA Fires & Healthy Homes – Choosing Better Building Materials Image from Arkin Tilt & CASBA Building fire resistant structures in Northern California is now becoming inevitable.  Fire [...]

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Videos and Links about Local Fire Protection

By |2020-10-27T19:48:12-07:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: California, Community|

"Must See" Videos & Links about Wildfire Protection Videos about: How your home can survive a wildfire, raw video showing how the fire front had passed but the homes are still ablaze, a quick clip on embers (fire brands) and a modern looking home that [...]

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Least Toxic Methods of Insect Control

By |2020-09-16T17:39:56-07:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: |

*Local Learning Series written by Bonnie Bradt member of UCCE Master Gardeners of Nevada County and lives in Grass Valley, CA. Least Toxic Methods of Insect Control Let’s face it, fellow gardeners, historically, the concept of “pest control” consisted of dusting or spraying, with the [...]

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One of the Cutest ways to Mitigate Fire

By |2020-09-16T17:54:17-07:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , , |

*Local Learning Series written by Registered Veterinary Technician Kaitlyn Medlar, co-owner/operator NM Ranch Grazing Service in Auburn, CA. One of the Cutest Ways to Mitigate Fire in California You may have guessed it... Goats and Sheep! Did you know one of the most sustainable and eco-friendly [...]

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HEPA Filters, DYI Air Purifiers, Effectiveness of House Plants

By |2020-09-17T10:09:17-07:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Part 2, HEPA Filters, DYI Air Purifiers, Effectiveness of House Plants and more on AQI and PM2.5 in California If you have not already, click here and read Part 1 on "Filtering Wildfire Smoke" As we approach the most acres burned in a season in California's [...]

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