County of Alameda
78% of the people in Sonoma believe that climate change is happening
& 70% of Sonomans think community members can do more.*
Sonoma at a glance
* see Sonoma County Climate Opinion Fact Sheet from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
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:
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.
Actions You Can Take Now
Click on any of these images to take the first step, and then the next
ENERGY & BUILDINGS
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!
Find businesses near you that are Certified Green
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 Sonoma County 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.
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.
CITIES, TOWNS & AGENCIES:
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.