County of Alameda

Lake Sonoma

78% of the people in Sonoma believe that climate change is happening

and 70% of Sonomans think community members can do more.*

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What can YOU do?

We're glad you asked!

Sonoma can make a world of difference.

And we can all do something!

Jackson Family Wines

Jackson Family Wines has a multigenerational vision to make the highest quality wine in the most environmentally responsible manner. They are working to ensure their vineyards serve as carbon sinks. By putting healthy compost in the soil and planting "cover crops" around the land, they are preserving the organic compounds in the soil. This allows them to sequester carbon from the atmosphere while supporting a healthy ecosystem and growing quality grapes. 

What inspires you? Discover your solutions here:

Community Actions

It's always easier - and more fun - to take actions with others

Explore these groups and join those that align with your interests. This will never be a "complete list", so let us know about organizations that should be added: drop us a note at info@DrawdownBayArea.org.

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The Climate Center

energy & buildings

Our mission is to rapidly reduce climate pollution at scale, starting in California. We work with business, government, youth and the broader community to advance practical, science-based solutions for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions.

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Schools for Climate Action

local, advocacy, lifestyle

We are a non-partisan, grassroots, youth-adult campaign with a mission to empower schools to speak up for climate action. We advocate for elected officials to combat the climate crisis in order to protect current and future generations.

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350 Petaluma

local, advocacy, food & food waste

With a deep love for Petaluma and the planet, we organize locally to decrease GHG emissions, advocate for climate-safe policies, and help build a regenerative future that is socially just and economically fair.

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Community Alliance with Family Farmers

local, advocacy, energy & buildings, transportation

Sonoma County Chapter: We build sustainable food and farming systems through policy advocacy and on-the-ground programs that create more resilient family farms, communities and ecosystems.

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Climate Reality EV Squad

advocacy, transportation

Purpose is to identify and take actions to accelerate the transition to Electric Vehicles powered by renewable energy in Marin and Sonoma counties.

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Sonoma Environmental Education Collaborative

local

SEEC is a regional consortium of environmental education professionals from organizations, agencies, networks, and school districts with a vision for an environmentally literate Sonoma County.

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350 Sonoma

local, advocacy

Working hard to promote climate action in Sonoma County and beyond.

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U.S. Green Building Council

local, advocacy

Redwood Empire Chapter: Our vision and mission is to improve the quality of life by transforming the design, composition, and operation of the places where we live, learn, work, and play within the short space of a generation.

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Climate Reality Building Electrification Squad

advocacy, energy & buildings

Purpose is to identify and take actions to get local jurisdictions to adopt policies that accelerate electrification and decarbonization of homes and other buildings in Marin and Sonoma counties.

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Citizens' Climate Lobby - Santa Rosa

local, advocacy

A local chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, a bi-partisan organization working to promote climate change action through a carbon fee and dividend.

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Con Gas

local, advocacy, education

We are Sonoma County residents opposed to the construction of new gasoline stations in Sonoma County and its nine cities.

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Sunrise Movement - Sonoma Hub

advocacy, education

We are a youth led movement fighting for a Green New Deal.

Actions You Can Take Now

Click on any of these images to take the first step, and then the next 

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ENERGY & BUILDINGS

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TRANSPORTATION

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FOOD & FOOD WASTE

What can you do? 

See what's happening in your community:

Find businesses, non-profit organizations, and city & county climate action departments and agencies, all doing something to be part of the solution -

then reach out and connect!

take the survey!

CLIMATE SOLUTIONS

& YOU

Green Businesses

Find businesses near you that are Certified Green

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Local businesses that are doing the right thing would certainly appreciate your support. Find one near you!

 

Are you interested in becoming a Green Business? 

Sonoma County Green Business Certification is a part of the California Green Business Network, whose mission is to assist businesses to operate sustainably as well as profitably. The Energy and Sustainability Division works with local government agencies to provide assistance to small-to- medium sized businesses who choose to go through the process of becoming “Green”. To be certified, participants must be in compliance with all environmental regulations and meet program standards for saving water, conserving energy, preventing pollution, and minimizing waste.

Government Engagement 

Local governments can make all the difference - learn what yours is doing

COUNTY OF SONOMA:

The County of Sonoma's Energy and Sustainability Division is responsible for planning, evaluating and administering the County-wide Energy Management and Sustainability Program. Services include:

  • Long and short range energy and green procurement strategies.

  • Effective and efficient energy use and sustainability practices.

  • County employee commute reduction planning.

  • Energy efficiency and water conservation education, programs and services to all residents and business owners in Sonoma County.

Explore countywide sustainability resources, or find your local government below.

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CITIES, TOWNS & AGENCIES:

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Regional Climate Protection Authority

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Sonoma County Transportation Authority

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Healdsburg

Smart Living Healdsburg
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Sonoma Clean Power

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Sonoma Water

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Petaluma

Sustainable Petaluma
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Zero Waste Sonoma

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Cloverdale

2019 Resolution to Declare a Climate Emergency
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Rohnert Park

October 12, 2021 DRAFT Climate Change Element
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Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit

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Cotati

July 2016 Commitments to Meeting GHG Reduction Goals
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Santa Rosa

Community- Climate Action Planning

What's Happening Around the Bay?

Regional resources to explore

There are agencies, community organizations, and business groups that are not centered in one particular county, but serve the region, and are often connected beyond the Bay. They offer information, resources, and ways to join the larger effort to implement climate solutions. Take a look at these organizations' websites. 

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