Category: Sustainability

Earth Day Photo Contest Exhibition and Voting – Online Now through April 15th

Thank you to all of the photographers who submitted pictures to celebrate the beauty, strangeness, and amazing qualities of our planet in honor of Earth Day. View the virtual exhibition and vote for your favorite through April 15, 2022, at www.sonomacity.org/earth-day-photography-contest/. Winners are to be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2022, and will be … Continued

Earth Day Photography Contest – Submit Your Photo Through April 4th

Celebrate mother nature and all its wonders in the 2nd Annual Earth Day Photo Contest. Take a picture to celebrate the beauty, strangeness, and amazing qualities of our planet. Submissions open March 8 – April 4 Online Exhibition and Voting April 5 – 15 Winners announced on Earth Day, April 22 The Earth Day Photo … Continued

Fix-a-Leak Week is March 14-20, 2022

Join the City of Sonoma in celebrating Fix-a-Leak Week by tightening loose faucets and pipes, checking the toilet for leaks, checking your outdoor spigot for leaks, and inspecting your irrigation system for broken lines and sprinkler heads. But really, it’s best to keep water conservation top-of-mind throughout the year. Find and Fix Leaks to Save Water … Continued

Tell us About YOUR Business’ Sustainability Practices

In celebration of Earth Day 2022, the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce and City of Sonoma are working together to recognize a local business for its green practices. This year, in light of the current drought conditions, we are placing extra emphasis on Water Conservation as a criterion for the selection. We invite you to let us … Continued

Drought is Here, Save Water!

75% of California’s yearly rainfall occurs from November through March. We need a lot more rain to make a difference in the drought. With very little rainfall in January and February, it’s important that we all continue to conserve and use water wisely. Your water savings will directly help save water in our reservoirs. It’s … Continued

Free Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) Virtual Training

Free* class for professionals in Sonoma & Marin Counties, Sponsored by the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership. Get QWEL certified online this spring 2022! And become a recognized industry leader in sustainable landscaping and irrigation. English Instruction begins Monday, March 28th, and continues for 2 weeks, Monday – Thursday (6:00 – 8:30 p.m.) QWEL exam in … Continued

Sort it Sonoma! California’s new composting law is now in effect

Sonoma residents, businesses, and institutions are now required to separate organic materials from trash and recycling as of January 1. The new ordinance was enacted as required by California Senate Bill 1383, which was passed in 2016 to reduce the generation of greenhouse gas emissions from landfills. The law seeks to reduce organic waste disposal … Continued

Recognizing the Sonoma Ecology Center Earthlings Club

At thier meeting on November 17th, City Council received a presentation about the Sonoma Ecology Center’s Earthlings Club and their efforts to support the city’s new waste sorting requirements and disposable food service ware ordinance. The following is the presentation given by the city’s sustainability coordinator, Travis Wagner. Community volunteers are a crucial part of … Continued

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