fbpx
/Community

Local community news

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 [...]

Comments Off on The biggest reason a home burns in a wildfire

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 [...]

Comments Off on Fires & Healthy Homes – Choosing Better Building Materials

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 [...]

Comments Off on Videos and Links about Local Fire Protection

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 [...]

Comments Off on Least Toxic Methods of Insect Control

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 [...]

Comments Off on One of the Cutest ways to Mitigate Fire

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 [...]

Comments Off on HEPA Filters, DYI Air Purifiers, Effectiveness of House Plants

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 [...]

Comments Off on Filtering Smoke

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 [...]

Comments Off on Evaporative Cooling – Less Energy, Lower Cost

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 [...]

Comments Off on What is solar irradiance? Why does in matter in California?

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 [...]

Comments Off on Idaho Maryland Gold Mine Project Scope Released