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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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Filtering Smoke

By |2020-09-17T09:24:41-07:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , |

How to remove wildfire smoke from your home in California We’ve had a lot of smoke in our air from California wildfires recently. Smoke, like ozone and other air pollutants, can cause severe health problems. To know just how unhealthy the air is there are [...]

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Evaporative Cooling – Less Energy, Lower Cost

By |2020-07-30T15:32:25-07:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Community, Energy Efficiency|Tags: , |

Evaporative Cooling - Less Energy, Lower Cost A low-cost summer, energy saving cooling option for your home here in the Sierra Foothills of California. If you don’t have any cooling or if you’re paying too much for air-conditioning, I have a viable alternative for you [...]

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What is solar irradiance? Why does in matter in California?

By |2020-07-29T19:37:50-07:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Community, Solar, Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , , , |

What is solar irradiance? Why does it matter? Did you know we get better sun for solar energy than Florida?! Part of our Solar Foundations Series aka Fun solar facts to know and share from SEG. Solar irradiance often called solar resource is very important [...]

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Idaho Maryland Gold Mine Project Scope Released

By |2020-07-29T19:39:12-07:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , |

Idaho Maryland Gold Mine Project Scope Released Only 3 weeks remaining for comments... Don't miss your opportunity to make sure your comments, concerns and questions are heard and considered during the mine's environmental review.  On July 27th, 2020, Brian Foss, our local planning director, and [...]

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Sustainable Energy and Ecology in the News

By |2020-07-29T15:03:35-07:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Renewable Energy Policy, Solar, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , |

Sustainable Energy and Ecology in the News In our continuing series of Sustainability in the News we hand-select a few well-written gems, pull out some quotes and give some comments on each. Enjoy! -Harry Most of these articles are from Green Tech Media, a trusted [...]

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To Screen or Not to Screen? A case study on home solar screens

By |2020-06-30T17:58:05-07:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Energy Efficiency, SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , , |

To Screen or Not to Screen? A stay at home case study on solar screens and other home cooling techniques Are you unknowingly heating the inside of your home in the summer with solar energy? Solar energy coming through your windows may be a welcome [...]

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3 Ways to Incorporate Worm Composting Methods in the Sierra Nevada Foothills

By |2020-07-08T10:50:39-07:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , , , |

*Local Learning Series written by botanist Lindsay Joy McLemore, founder of Wiggle Works in Nevada City, CA.  3 Ways to Incorporate Worm Composting Methods in the Sierra Nevada Foothills Have you ever been walking barefoot in the woods and felt the grounding energy of the [...]

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