Local Business Incubator to Host Environmental NPO Panel Discussion

This just in from our friends at Sierra Commons

Nevada City, CA – On Thursday, March 11, at 6pm, Sierra Commons will host several     nonprofit leaders as part of panel discussion on the environment, NPOs, and local business.  Speakers will include Heidi Hall (SYRCL), Izzy Martin (The Sierra Fund), and Peter Van Zant (Sierra Watch).

Part of the discussion will naturally focus on environmental preservation, conservation, and restoration.  The discussion will focus mainly, however, on issues common not just to environmental nonprofits, but also to nonprofits and businesses in general.  Each of these organizations, after all, is adept at creating and mobilizing public interest, building coalitions, and campaigning to build advocacy and support.  These are techniques that are essential not just to the success of nonprofits but to businesses as well.

Each of the speakers will draw from their background and experience to address a wide variety of issues affecting the local environment and local economy.  Anyone interested in environmental preservation and nonprofits and their effect on Nevada County and the Sierra Nevada is welcome to attend.

The discussion will take place on from 6 to 7:30 at Sierra Commons’ office in the Old Brewery building in Nevada City.  The event is open to the public and there is a suggested donation of $15.

SYRCL, or South Yuba River Citizens League, is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the preservation of the Yuba watershed.  Sierra Fund and Sierra Watch are nonprofit organizations that focus on a variety of environmental issues and challenges facing the Sierra Nevada.

Sierra Commons is a Nevada City nonprofit that serves as a business incubator.  It focuses on growing the local economy by supporting emerging local businesses and entrepreneurs.

For more information contact Matthew Bell at (530) 265-8443 or matthew@sierracommons.org

Sierra Commons, 107 Sacramento St, Suite 300, Nevada City, CA 95959 (located on the 3rd floor of the StoneHouse)

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