Category: Sustainability

Transform Your Garden: Embrace Climate Ready Landscaping This Summer

It’s the perfect season to be out in the garden, enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. As you plan your outdoor space, consider creating a climate-ready landscape designed with the future in mind. By selecting low-water use plants, implementing rainwater harvesting, and following fire-wise principles, your yard will be better equipped to withstand drought, floods, … Continued

Sheep return to the Montini Preserve this week

A flock of sheep from Perennial Grazing arrived this week to begin fuel reduction grazing on the Montini Open Space Preserve. They will plan to be on-site for approximately 10 days. It is expected to reduce fuel loads by more than 80% in grazed areas. The Preserve is owned by the City of Sonoma and managed … Continued

Celebrate the first Tuesday Night Market of the Season – May 7th, 5 – 8 PM

Join us as we kick off Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Market season on May 7th at Sonoma Plaza. The opening program starts at 5:00 p.m. with welcoming remarks, a preview of this season’s offerings, and recognition of the 2024 Earth Day Photography Contest winner. Live entertainment, including a Celebration Dance Night for KSVY’s 20th anniversary, begins … Continued

Announcing the 2024 Sustainable Business Honoree: Donum Estate!

After careful consideration and collaboration with environmental and community leaders, including esteemed members of the City of Sonoma’s Climate Action Committee,  The Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce and City of Sonoma are delighted to unveil the recipient of this year’s prestigious Green Business Award: Donum Estate. Sustainable Practices: Donum Estate has exemplified a profound commitment … Continued

Announcing the Winner of 4th Annual Earth Day “Celebration of Trees” Photo Contest!

We are excited to unveil the winner of the City of Sonoma’s 4th Annual Earth Day “Celebration of Trees” Photo Contest! After receiving an incredible 45 entries from talented photographers and nature enthusiasts, we’re excited to honor Denise Webster for her breathtaking image, “Epilogue of A Lone Tree.” Denise’s stunning photograph, captured in the picturesque … Continued

Sonoma Needs You! Serve Your Community on a City Commission or Committee

Are you passionate about parks? Committed to climate action? Dedicated to design & historic preservation? Now’s your chance to make a difference! City Commissions and Committees are expanding, offering more residents a voice in local decision-making. Apply to serve on our Parks, Recreation & Open Space, Climate Action, Design Review, and Historic Preservation Commissions today! … Continued

Winter Energy-Saving Tips for Lower Electricity Bills

With winter barely halfway through and electricity rates continuing to climb, it’s essential to find practical ways to offset the increased energy costs. Here are five effective strategies to help you cut down on energy consumption and keep your bills in check during the chilly season: Seal Out the Cold: A drafty home can lead … Continued

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