A healthy community and a healthy environment are better for business development Chamber of Commerce Comments | Comments

This winter is noticeably colder and wetter. Historic rainfall, Lake Kachuma rising at 1 foot per hour at peak of recent bomb cyclone storm, devastating flooding in neighboring communities of Los Osos, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara — All of this is a dramatic change from last summer when we experienced triple-digit record-breaking temperatures.

These harsh temperatures and erratic weather patterns are the new normal for many communities. As of this writing, 31 of California’s 58 counties have been declared a major disaster area by FEMA.

Now, more than ever, business leaders must consider the environmental impact of their choices.

Paulina Leang is Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, and she enjoys spending time outdoors, considering the environmental impact of everyday choices, and living a healthy lifestyle on the Central Coast.

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