Category: Sustainability

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

Free mattress, electronics, and household hazardous waste collection events in Sonoma

A free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event will be held on Tuesday, November 2. You must register for this event. To register: https://zerowastesonoma.gov/calendar/event/6336/2021/11/02. Through this link, you can make an appointment (click the link under “schedule an appointment”). The location will be provided in your confirmation email. A free mattress collection event will be held … Continued

Become a Green Certified Business

Learn how to make your business more sustainable by getting Green Business Certified! The City of Sonoma and the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a free webinar on how to become a Sonoma County Green Certified Business. The free webinar will be presented by Sonoma County’s Energy and Sustainability Division. You will learn … Continued

County’s Energy and Sustainability Division Announces Fall Workshop Series

The County of Sonoma, Energy and Sustainability Division is pleased to announce the latest workshops in an on-going series for those interested in learning more about the benefits of making improvements that will help make your home or business more resilient. The workshops cover a range of topics including evaluating energy use, making a project … Continued

Earthlings Club to distribute ‘Only Upon Request’ signs to support new City ordinance

On October 16, Sonoma’s new ordinance designed to reduce single-use plastics and non-recyclable food packaging goes into effect. One of the ordinance’s requirements is to only provide non-recyclable items, including plastic straws, stirrers, cup lids, condiment packets, chopsticks, and napkins when a customer requests them. The City is partnering with the Sonoma Ecology Center‘s Earthlings … Continued

Fall is here – it’s time to adjust your outdoor irrigation

During this historic drought, the City of Sonoma and the region have all been working hard to save water. This fall, it’s especially important that we all continue to conserve and one of the best things we can all do is take a break from outdoor irrigation. As the weather changes and the temperatures drop, … Continued

Free 3-part graywater systems webinar series begins Oct.14th

Looking for ways to save water during this historic drought? Join the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership and Daily Acts for a deep dive into graywater systems. Graywater is gently used water from your bathroom sinks, showers, tubs, and washing machines, and is a valuable resource that can help your garden flourish. This 3-part webinar series … Continued

Free webinar: Polystyrene Foam & Disposable Foodservice Ware Ordinance

In October, the City of Sonoma’s new ordinance that bans polystyrene food service ware and non-recycled/composted disposable food service ware goes into effect. Learn more through this informative webinar sponsored by Zero Waste Sonoma. On August 3, 2021 at 12:00 pm, Zero Waste Sonoma staff will provide a presentation on this ordinance & answer frequently … Continued

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