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

By |2020-03-27T11:40:35-07:00March 24th, 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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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 |2020-03-11T13:19:20-07:00February 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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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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Living Sustainably in the Sierra Foothills as Small Business Owners

By |2019-11-27T20:00:31-08:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Sustainable Living|

By Cristina Africano, co-owner of the Local Culture Live Foods Marketplace - Downtown Grass Valley, CA.  Living Sustainably in the Sierra Foothills as Small Business Owners As we all could imagine, living off the grid has its pros and cons. On the one hand, we [...]

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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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