Saving Money — and the Environment! — Just Got Easier

Big Bear Valley, CA, November 19, 2013 - Property owners in the Big Bear Valley can now make their homes more energy efficient with low-cost, tax deductible financing through the HERO Program, which is the largest such program in the nation. “HERO” stands for “Home Energy Renovation Opportunity” and is offered locally in partnership with … [Read more...]

School Board Holds Public Hearing on Energy Services Contract

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 25, 2013 - The Bear Valley Unified School District has given notice of a date change on an upcoming public hearing. The hearing involves the Governing Board considering entering into an energy services contract and facility financing contracts. The hearing will now be held October 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room … [Read more...]

Sacred Landmark in Big Bear is Subject of “God’s Golden Eye”

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Baldwin Lake, CA, September 13, 2013 -- Part-time local resident Ian James Murphy will premier his inaugural film at the 2013 Big Bear Lake International Film Festival. “God’s Golden Eye” is a historical account of the desecration of a sacred tribal landmark near Baldwin Lake. Serrano Indians occupied our local mountains 2,000 years ago, … [Read more...]

Discovery Center Breaks New Ground

Fawnskin, CA, August 30, 2013 -- The Big Bear Discovery Center has long been an education portal to the outdoors. Now, it is the first certified Nature Explore Classroom in a U.S. National Forest. Nature Explore Classrooms are part of a collaborative project of the Arbor Day Foundation and the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation … [Read more...]

History-Makers Come to Big Bear for the Green Event of the Year

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Big Bear Lake, CA, August 7, 2013 - In 2011, Susan Jones of Xenon Motors decided to  set the Guinness World Record for “The Longest Journey on an Electric Scooter,” a lofty goal that has evolved even further into the Ride the Future Tour: an electric vehicle road trip that will span the width of the United States, host celebrations in 44 … [Read more...]

Electric Bills Will Decrease Slightly in Big Bear

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Big Bear Lake, CA, August 2, 2013 - The expiration and reduction of two surcharges will allow Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES) to pass on over $1,200,000 in savings to its customers each year. For the average full-time, residential customer, that means a savings of $4 per month. As of May 2013, BVES was able to reduce the California … [Read more...]

County Considers Solar Energy in Rural Areas

San Bernardino County, CA, July 26, 2013 - This week, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously extended the moratorium on commercial solar energy projects in rural communities, which affects unincorporated areas of the Big Bear Valley. County Supervisors say they have made headway in the planning process of adding a renewable … [Read more...]

After Low-Snow Winter, Xeriscape Gardening More Important Than Ever

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Big Bear Lake, CA, July 15, 2013 - People who think low-water landscaping mean a lackluster yard are in for a surprise. The Xeriscape Garden Tour celebrates the color and diversity of native and drought tolerant plants on their 11th annual tour, showcasing homes that exemplify the best in water conservation through Xeriscape landscaping. The Big … [Read more...]

HERO helps homeowners lower emissions and utility bills

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 3, 2013 -- The San Bernardino Association of Governments (SANBAG) Board of Directors has voted to make the HERO Clean Energy Financing Program available to residents and businesses of San Bernardino County. HERO is the largest and most successful Property Assessed Clean Energy Program in the nation.  It launched in 2011 … [Read more...]

Visionary farmer to speak at the PAC

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Big Bear Lake, CA, May 17, 2013 - The Big Bear Lighthouse Project has recruited the country's most influential farmer, Joel Salatin, to deliver the keynote address at their 2013 Community Summit. Salatin is a third generation alternative farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The family’s Polyface Farm has been featured in Smithsonian, … [Read more...]