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Sustainable Energy and Ecology in the News

By |2020-07-01T11:47:35-07:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Renewable Energy Policy, Solar, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , |

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 news source at our Grass Valley office. [...]

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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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Is Hugelculture Right for your Location?

By |2020-06-02T19:07:11-07:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , |

*Local Learning Series written by Samyol Soulfyre at Full Circle Garden Solutions in Nevada City. - Editor's note: This article and other writings on our blog are what we like to call "food for thought." This particular idea may not suit your location, slope of [...]

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Regenerative grazing is the preferred new normal with Joel Salatin

By |2020-05-29T11:08:23-07:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , |

Regenerative grazing is the preferred new normal with Joel Salatin Part of SEG's Sustainability in Media Series, where we share good media about sustainable energy and living to help our community learn and thrive during interesting times.  Joel Salatin - Regenerative Grazing Pioneer [...]

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COVID-19, WELLBEING AND FREEDOM: WHAT’S NEXT?

By |2020-04-04T11:12:32-07:00March 29th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|

COVID-19, Wellbeing and Freedom: what's next? Sitting at home, reading about coronavirus, you peruse social media, pick up your phone, reach out to friends and strategize on staying connected while distanced and being safe. This is the current situation in which many of us find [...]

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Security and Comfort amidst COVID-19

By |2020-03-27T09:35:13-07:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Community, Energy Efficiency, Power Backups - Batteries, Sustainable Living|Tags: , |

Security and Comfort Amidst COVID-19 Sustainable living in the age of COVID-19 and power outages. I don’t know about you, but my family has been pretty stressed out lately. We have two physicians in the family on the frontlines of this pandemic, each with older [...]

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What do we need, right now?

By |2020-03-27T09:54:41-07:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Living|

What do we need, right now? To me it's 5 things. Food, water, shelter, health and energy. Why? Because, without these essentials, nothing else matters. If I am hungry and thirsty, there is nothing else I want but food and water. When it's cold at [...]

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Greenhouses and aquaponics: the future of year-round food production.

By |2020-03-27T09:39:57-07:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , |

This article was written by guest-author Pierre Beauchamp, executive member of Quantum Growth Institute, which builds greenhouses and aquaponic systems for closed-loop, year-round food production in educational and residential settings. Greenhouses and aquaponics: the future of closed-loop, year-round food production. For the last 10 years, [...]

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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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