Events and Activities
Sierra Nevada Alliance Holiday Giving Campaign, including Give Back Tuesday!
It’s that time of year again! The Alliance is hosting a Holiday Giving Campaign between now and the end of December, as well as participating in Give Back Tuesday on November 29th. Donate $250+ before the end of December and you will not only receive an insulated Sierra Nevada Alliance Kleen Kanteen and a copy of Tim Palmer’s book, Glaciers of California, but you will also be entered into a raffle to win a Sierra Adventure Pack.
Visit our website for additional details, and stay tuned for updates!
Call for Abstracts: Reclaiming the Sierra 2017 with the Sierra Fund!
1. Assessment and Abatement Strategies for Environmental Toxins
Reclaiming the Sierra 2017 offers a platform for progress toward a more resilient future at the nexus of cutting edge science, forward thinking policy and state of the art technology. This event draws hundreds of leaders in the fields of science, policy, research, environmental regulation, water quality, consulting, mining, public health and environmental advocacy. The Sierra Fund invites interdisciplinary researchers to submit abstracts describing strategies for headwaters resiliency.
Consideration will be given to abstracts that address the following themes:
2. Ecosystem Function and Resiliency
3. Policies to Promote Responsible Land Use and Management
Deadline to submit:
January 31, 2017
Visit the conference website
for specific details including abstract submission guidelines and submission procedure.
TERC Monthly Lectures: Climate Change Models Using Ocean Species!
Andrew Whitehead, associate professor UC Davis Department of Environmental Toxicology, is a comparative genome biologist and molecular ecotoxicologist. Join him for a discussion on Developing Models for Climate Change Research Using Ocean Species.
Date: Dec 08, 2016, 5:30-7pm
Location: Sierra Nevada College, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village NV
Details: Registration for this event is free but required. The program will begin at 6 p.m. with refreshments and no-host bar from 5:30-6pm. A $5 suggested donation will be collected at the door.
Please click here to register.
Webinar: White House Resilience Opportunities Report!
Date: November 18, 2016, 2pm (ET)
Details: President Obama has taken unprecedented steps to enhance preparedness for the impacts of climate change. The October 31 release of a Resilience Opportunities Report outlines key opportunities for advancing climate resilience moving forward. Please join this webinar to learn more about this new report from White House officials and Federal agency representatives.
Click here to RSVP for the webinar, which will discuss the Obama administration’s foundation for this work and present the opportunities for future action.
15th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival: At The Edge!
Join SYRCL for another fabulous weekend at the largest film festival of its kind. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival sits apart from the hundreds of festivals around the world by leaving you feeling INSPIRED and MOTIVATED to go out and make a difference in your community and the world.
Date: January 12-16, 2017
Location: Location TBD, likely by Nevada City, CA
Visit the festival website for more details! Or, review the tour calendar to find a tour date near you!
Job Announcements & Volunteer Opportunities
Environmental Incentives: Associate, Senior Associate, Marketing Specialist!
Environmental Incentives is seeking a marketing specialist, 1-2 full-time associates and 1-2 senior associates to join their South Lake Tahoe headquarters, and support wildlife and water programs.
Please review Associate, Senior Associate, and Marketing Specialist vacancy postings.
Volunteer Opportunity: Adopt-a-stream with the Truckee River Watershed Council!
Adopted streams are monitored by a committed team of volunteers four times a year, May through September. TRWC trains the teams and provides all the equipment and supplies.
To join a team or adopt a stream, sign up to volunteer here!
Putah Creek Council Job Opening: Executive Director!
Putah Creek Council's board is beginning the search for an experienced leader to usher their thriving organization into a fourth decade of advocacy, education, and community-based stewardship in Winters, CA. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and leads the organization consistent with the mission, values, policies, and plans of the Council. Working with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director manages the Council’s programs and projects, supervises staff, and oversees the organization’s day-to-day operations. Deadline December 15.
For more info and job description, please click here!
Area CE Vegetable Production & Irrigation Advisor!
The University of California Cooperative Extension Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources announce a research-based vacancy in Modesto, CA, with a specific emphasis on irrigation water management, specifically low volume irrigation, to address these pressing water problems in the three-county, North San Joaquin Valley region of Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties. Closing Date: December 9, 2016.
For more information, click here!
Help the Sierra Nevada Alliance, the Environment, and Yourself!
Have you ever wanted to switch to clean energy? Find out how from our clean energy concierge partner, MyDomino. MyDomino is offering Alliance supporters a free 1-month membership ($99 value), during which time they’ll help you figure out how to switch to clean energy. There is no commitment required to redeem your free membership, and as an added bonus, MyDomino will make a donation to the Alliance every time one of our supporters contacts them! Use our Partner Code “ALLIANCE” at www.MyDomino.comto redeem the offer and make the donation. It has never been easier to donate to the Alliance and work toward environmental conservation at the same time!!
Southwest Airlines - 2017 Heart of the Community grant!
Southwest Airlines is in the business of connecting people to what’s important in their lives, whether it be to people or to places. By supporting central, vibrant, active public spaces, the Heart of the Community grants facilitate connections, which are the foundation for more resilient communities. The 2017 Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community grant application is open now through December 5th, 2016 4PM ET.
Please click here for more information!
Petition: Tell President Obama: Put Solar Panels On Federal Buildings!
Join the Center for Biological Diversity petition, asking President Obama to issue an Executive Order requiring the federal government to put solar panels on all federal buildings or, for incompatible buildings, to obtain energy from local distributed-solar energy.
Please click here to sign!
JMIE's Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management (EPM)!
UC Davis is excited to announce a new Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management (EPM) degree program at the John Muir Institute of the Environment. They are now accepting applications for students to start in the fall of 2017.
Please click here to to learn more.
Publication: The Cost of Alternative Water Supply and Efficiency Options in California!
A new Pacific Institute study has found that seawater desalination is among the most expensive options for meeting current and future water needs in California, while large stormwater capture projects are among the least expensive. The Cost of Alternative Water Supply and Efficiency Options in California is the first comprehensive analysis to examine the cost of strategies to augment local water supplies and reduce demand in California. The report uses methods developed in the field of energy economics to provide comparable cost estimates for these options.
You can read more about the report and download a copy here!
Publication: It Takes a City - The Case for Collaborative Climate Action!
In 2016, 533 cities disclosed their climate-related data through CDP's cities program. This annual global report analyzes this data with a view to show cities, regional governments, companies, and investors that there is a case for collaborating on climate action.
You can read this new release here!
Nominate a Clean Air Hero for the 2016 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards!
Since 2001, the California Air Resources Board has annually bestowed the distinguished Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards to extraordinary individuals for their significant career accomplishments in at least one of these air quality categories: research, environmental policy, science and technology, public education and community service. Nominations are due December 1, 2016.
More info here!