SANTA ROSA, CA. ~ Sonoma Clean

Sonoma Clean Power Offers No-Cost Energy Upgrades to Eligible Homes and Businesses Power, the

public electricity provider for Sonoma and Mendocino coun- ties, is launching a new study on energy-saving technology and is currently recruiting par- ticipants to receive no-cost up- grades and provide feedback. The newly launched Lead Locally program, funded through a grant from the Califor- nia Energy Com- mission with addi- tional support from SCP, aims to develop strategies to double energy efficiency in existing buildings. In this first phase of the program, the Lead Locally team is studying installing in- novative energy-saving equip-

ment in SCP customer homes and businesses. “SCP wants to build a cleaner energy future for our community. The Lead Locally program will eval- uate the best tech- nologies to h e l p

valued at $5,000 or more, and will be installed at no cost. The team is currently recruit- ing homeowners to receive up- grades to their attic insula- tion, or their heating and cooling system. In the future, SCP will recruit additional homeown- ers and businesses to test appliances, lighting, and water

heating. meet our com- munity’s energy efficiency goals, and now

we’re asking our customers to get involved,” said Chad Asay, Lead Locally Program Man- ager.

The upgrades studied under the Lead Locally program are

To participate, customers can visit and visit the Lead Locally pro- gram page: https://sonomac-


submit a participation request. This will be used to screen for technology-specific eligibility criteria, and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must be

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willing to allow energy usage monitoring and to complete quarterly satisfaction surveys for 12 to 18 months. Participant feedback will

be used to confirm that these technologies

will work well

for the SCP community, pro- vide insight into best practices for installers, and guide future energy-saving programs. In the future, the Lead Locally program will open a physical Energy Marketplace in down- town Santa Rosa, CA, where the public will be able to learn about, test and purchase these energy-saving technologies. More

Kelly, Director of Public Af- fairs/Sonoma

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In the famous Beatles song “Paper Back Writer”, the French folk song “Frere Jaques” can be heard in the background several times - the Beatles took great pleasure in putting little “surprises” in their work - such as the inclusion of a Bach fugue in the tangle of tunes which follows Strawberry fields, and the delicious double meanings in songs such as Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and A Day in the Life. ~

If anyone doubts the power and wealth of “Big Business” (trans-national giant compa- nies which are more or less a law unto themselves these days), the raw figures speak for themselves. Of the 100 largest “economies” in the world, 53 are giant corporations. The other 47 are nation states (ie, countries.)

Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Partners with Sonoma County Farm Bureau to Launch Agriculture Day Program

SANTA ROSA, CA. ~ To- morrow’s Leaders Today part- nered with Sonoma County Farm Bureau to support the organization’s agriculture pro- gram. Nearly 100 juniors from high schools from Sonoma County participated in Agri- culture Day.

Through connections with lo- cal farms and businesses in Sonoma County, the Sonoma County Farm Bureau intro- duces

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Today students to the diver- sity of local agriculture. The Sonoma County Farm Bureau is the voice for nearly 3,000 members with diverse agri- cultural backgrounds. Guided by its mission to represent, protect and advance the so- cial, economic and educational interests of the farmers and ranchers of Sonoma County, the impact of the organization is reflected in the success of ...continued on page 28

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