SGA’s ‘Whistle While You Work’ Vol. 1

Every week the Economist magazine (one of my favorite reads) puts together a music playlist to go along with their insightful, often cutting and highly influential articles about the world and economics (their most recent cover story on China’s President Xi Jinping, resulted in their website being blocked). Well, at SGA, we love our music and while we might not make it...

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My Road to SGA: Judy Seitelman

(This is the first in a new series of biographical pieces to introduce you to the SGA staff.) For 28 years, I worked independently as a management consultant focusing on strategic planning, new program development, marketing – including events, policies and procedures, and specialty documentation. My clients were primarily in higher education, but others were in credit card operations and processing, human...

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Tips Before Taking Out Your Greenway Lawn

California residents know that having an environmentally friendly lawn is important during this ongoing drought. However, before you dig up the lawn and make changes, have a plan in place.  I did, but I also learned a few lessons along way. Here, I offer some insight that might save you from headaches. Knowing I could do more to save water beyond our...

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4 Simple Ideas to Improve Outreach

It’s difficult to imagine a time before randomized trials and data. But as an article in the December 12 issue of the Economist points out, before the 20th century, “The sick were wise to stay away from doctors. Medical treatments were often worthless and sometimes dangerous.” Then in the 1920s, English statistician Ronald Fisher used randomized controlled experiments to test the effectiveness...

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2015: SGA’s Year in Review

Countdown of the top 11 things we did in 2015 11. Worked with LA Stormwater and Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education on the 22nd Kids Ocean Day. 10. Won a CASQA award for our work with Orange County Stormwater Program and Gnorman. 9. Exceeded goals for County of Santa Barbara’s pilot pet-waste campaign. 8. Boosted social media engagement for San Bernardino County Stormwater with...

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