New “Sort It Sonoma!” Video Series featuring the Sonoma Ecology Center’s Earthlings Club Promotes Proper Waste Sorting

Posted on September 8, 2021

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Are you confused about what should and should not go into the recycling (blue), organics (green), and trash (gray/black) carts? The City of Sonoma and the Sonoma Ecology Center’s Earthlings Club are here to help! The City and the Earthlings partnered to create a series of “how to” Public Service Announcements and informative videos to help Sonomans answer this question.

The Earthlings – a group of youth-led Sonoma locals who are devoted to driving environmental change through education, hands-on activities, and community building –  created four informative videos on proper sorting of organics, recycling, what not to place in the recycling container, and some information on the City’s new ban on disposable food service ware. These videos can be viewed on the City’s website, and YouTube channel.

The City extends its appreciation to the following Earthlings who wrote, edited audio, and acted in the videos (in alphabetical order):

  • Isobel Apgar
  • Tessa Devine
  • Phoebe Richards
  • Vanessa Rognlien
  • Madeline Sickert
  • Caroline Studdert
  • Andy (Zi Di) Xu
  • School Frankie Yorka
  • Nico York

Thank you also to the following parents and friends of the Earthlings were instrumental in the production of the videos (in alphabetical order):

  • Paloma Apgar, parent
  • Cindy Lindh, project coordinator
  • John Lindh, videographer
  • Julia Megna, SEC education project manager, Earthlings Club advisor
  • Edwin Richards, parent, director
  • Emelia Rognlien, parent
  • Catherine Thorpe, parent, project coordinator
  • Tina (DongFang) Tian, parent
  • Simone York, parent

For more information about Sustainability and Climate Action in the City of Sonoma, please visit

To learn more about the Sonoma Ecology Center’s Earthlings Club, please visit

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