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South Yuba Club’s Sustainability Strategy

By |2020-03-04T11:01:02-08:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Community, Energy Efficiency, SEG Projects, Sustainable Living|

The South Yuba Club’s Sustainability Strategy Saves $ and Shows Their Dedication to a Healthy Future In 2018, commercial buildings accounted for almost 20% of all energy used in the U.S. and accounted for approximately 17% of all U.S. CO2 emissions. They consumed 18.61 quadrillion [...]

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Save Food to Save the Planet

By |2020-04-22T14:49:13-07:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Community, Sustainable Living|

This article was written by guest-author Lauren Scott, the Sustainability Coordinator at BriarPatch Food Co-op in Grass Valley. The amount of food that goes to waste may surprise you. Imagine walking out of BriarPatch Food Co-op with five bags of groceries and then tossing two [...]

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Forest stewardship: Turn your private property into paradise

By |2020-03-17T13:36:01-07:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: California, Community|

This article was written by guest-author Matt Merrill, founder of Yuba Forest Restoration (YFR), which offers forestry services to the Gold Country region. Forest stewardship is one thing you can do to enjoy more of your property, protect it from fire, and help native species [...]

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Are you paying PG&E more than you should?

By |2020-01-30T10:32:49-08:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Community, Renewable Energy Policy, Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: |

Are You Paying PG&E More Than You Should? Of course you are. We all are. That’s not really what this is about though. It’s about the opportunity to pay less. Whether you have solar, are planning to go solar, or never plan to go solar, [...]

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Conservation in Your Backyard: Planting Natives is a Win-Win

By |2020-02-11T17:16:59-08:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , |

By Dorothy Punderson, Education and Outreach Coordinator at Sierra Streams Institute - Nevada City, CA.  Conservation in Your Backyard: Planting Natives is a Win-Win Toyon - Native Species A few weeks ago I was outdoors preparing for an upcoming science education field trip [...]

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2019 Year in Review

By |2019-12-30T16:03:18-08:00December 26th, 2019|Categories: Community, Solar|Tags: , , , |

2019 Year In Review Highlights: Record Breaking Solar Installs --   Community Service & Support -- Education for Change -- PSPS & PG&E Impact of our solar installations: Trees Planted Pounds of Coal we did not have to burn! Number of Smartphones charged [...]

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Expert Corner: Talk on Power Shutdowns by PG&E (PSPS) with SEG Founder Ray Darby on KVMR – 89.5.

By |2019-11-27T20:08:41-08:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Community, Power Backups - Batteries|

Expert Corner: Talk on Power Shutdowns by PG&E (PSPS) with SEG Founder Ray Darby on KVMR - 89.5 https://youtu.be/Zk3C0bRsBtE Energy Expert & Founder of Sustainable Energy Group in Grass Valley, CA, Ray Darby gives helpful information about the PG&E Power Shutoffs with Martin Webb on [...]

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Apple Picking and Pressing – Sustainability in Our Community

By |2019-11-27T20:08:51-08:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Community|

Apple Picking and Pressing - Sustainability in Our Community https://youtu.be/fZxhfk4gSmA Our Solar Designer and active community member Penn Martin interviews Gayle and Leo Granucci during their annual apply picking, cider making event in Nevada City. The Granucci's have been hosting this wonderful community event for [...]

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Permaculture Sheet Mulching Sierra Harvest

By |2019-10-31T17:00:08-07:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|

By Amanda Thibodeau, with Sierra Harvest - a local non-profit for "Fresh Food Education & Access" with their office in Nevada City, CA.  Learn a Fall Permaculture technique called Sheet Mulching Hi Sustainable Energy groupies, this is your friends at Sierra Harvest chiming in. Sierra [...]

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Flavonoid Herbs and Berries for Fall… in your backyard right now.

By |2019-09-25T15:51:31-07:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , |

By Heather Luna, Director of the Acorn School of Herbal Medicine in Nevada City, CA.  Flavonoid Herbs and Berries for Fall ...in your Northern California backyard right now Autumn breezes are bringing in cooler weather and with it comes an increased risk for colds and flus. [...]

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