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Hanucraft Design Studio

A multi-disciplinary design studio that builds immersive environments that celebrate life on earth.

Hanucraft is a design studio focused on creating stylish spaces and inspiring experiences that embody the beauty, vitality and magic of nature.

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Brian Scharf
5105076609
Santa Rosa

Community Resilience Challenge (Daily Acts)

Community Resilience Challenge
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The Community Resilience Challenge is our chance to show the world that our daily actions matter and that WE are part of the solution. From mid-March through the end of May each year, our community comes together to accomplish awe-inspiring feats of sustainability, which tell the story of community resilience and paints a picture of our movement. YOU can play a vital role in this story’s success and participation is easy. Just visit our website and register your commitment to take action (we’ve even created a suggested list of actions to choose from, or you can create your own!). By joining the Challenge, not only are you helping to grow the movement, but you get great incentives and coupons just for signing up. There’s never been a better time to Stand Up and Be Counted!

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Susan Price
707-789-9664
Petaluma

The Farmers Guild

A Network of Farmer-to-Farmer Communities
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We are the newest wave of farmers, ranchers, chefs, artisans and sustainable food system advocates. With a passion for feeding our local communities, we come together to share skills, knowledge and a meal after a long day in the field, pasture and milking barn. Founded by farmers for farmers, our community helps to support every scale of healthy food production by collectively striving toward the economic viability of agriculture as well as the social networks necessary to attract, cultivate and sustain a new generation ready to work the land.

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Evan Wiig
415-710-5692
Sebastopol

SoCo NEXUS

The Nexus is an innovation community at the seat of enterprise in the North Bay. Coworking, incubation, and more.
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SoCo Nexus is a broad reaching and fast-growing innovation community focused on empowering growth oriented businesses and startups throughout the North Bay.

SoCo Nexus is presently focused on four sectors of the North Bay business ecosystem: sustainable resources, medical technology, cloud based technology, and manufacturing. At the same time, businesses at every stage of development and in any area of the economy are welcome and encouraged to join this exciting business community.

SoCo Nexus serves companies through a collection of programs and services that include expandable and scalable office and/or manufacturing space, resources for the pursuit of available funding, educational opportunities, mentoring and business connections.

SoCo Nexus is located at the heart of Sonoma Mountain Village, North America’s first One Planet Community. If you care about sustainability and want to be a part of an eco-conscious community, you’re in the right place! 
 
Amee Sas
Executive Director - SoCo Nexus
 
Amee is the Executive Director of SoCo Nexus, a broad reaching and fast-growing innovation community focused on empowering growth oriented businesses and startups throughout the North Bay. Amee is an entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in Real Estate, Investments and start-up companies throughout the North Bay. She believes that the area is uniquely positioned to foster a wide ranging business culture that can do well by doing good and she is honored to be part of the conversation.
 
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Amee Sas
707-695-7000
Rohnert Park

Transition: Resilience and Hope in Extraordinary Times

Resilience thinking means decentralizing our basic systems - food, energy, and water. It’s backup against the inevitable failure of centralized, too-big-NOT-to-fail systems. At this point in history it is imperative to overcome the nemesis of resilience - the hyper-individualism of America’s consumer culture - and rebuild a strong social fabric. The goal of “Transition U.S.” is to connect and support neighborhoods, towns, and cities to become more sustainable and self-reliant – together. Let’s grow flourishing, locally-scaled, green economies and step into a future that nourishes both people and planet.
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Transition US

Societal transformation to localized resilient economies and communities
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The Transition Town Movement is a vibrant, grassroots, global movement that builds community connection and resilience in the face of economic challenges and environmental shocks. Visit us at Transition US and start building your neighborhood and community resilience today. 

You can dig in this May and join the Transition Home and Garden Challenge: Plant a garden, employ energy efficiency measures in your home, conserve water or create/join a community building activity.  Register your action and see the many other actions across the country. 

Join Transition US in creating a vision of a United States where every community engages its collective creativity and genius to unleash an extraordinary and historic transition to a future beyond fossil fuels: a thriving future that is more vibrant, connected and resilient; one that is ultimately preferable to the present.

Today there are thousands of Transition Town initiatives in 34 countries around the world. In the U.S. there are 135 in 34 states, with 300 others forming! All started by ordinary citizens stepping up to make their communities truly prosper, now. 

To help your community become a Transition Town go to Transition US or contact us: info@transitionus.org.

Cheerful disclaimer!

Transition is a social experiment on a massive scale. We truly don't know if this will work. What we are convinced of is this:

  • If we wait for governments, it'll be too little, too late
  • If we act as individuals, it will be too little
  • but - If we act as communities, it might just be enough, just in time

More about Transition US:  Founded in 2009, Transition US is the national hub of the Transition network. Its our mission to inspire, encourage, support, network and train individuals and their communities as they adopt, adapt and implement the Transition model and approach to community empowerment and action.

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Carolyne Stayton
707-824-1554
Sebastopol

Napa Chamber of Commerce

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Mission Statement

As the membership organization for business, we promote our community's economic vitality and quality of life through leadership development, advocacy, facilitation and education.

WE FOCUS ON BUSINESS.

CREATING A STRONG LOCAL ECONOMY
The Napa Chamber of Commerce promotes the local economy by encouraging Napa Chamber of Commerce members and Napa residents to shop locally. All referrals given out by the Napa Chamber of Commerce are members. The Chamber of Commerce website has detailed information about local businesses in the community. The Napa Chamber also provides many educational opportunities throughout the year such as Good Morning Napa Seminars, Napa County Economic Outlook and a Labor Law Workshop. To showcase local businesses, the Chamber also sponsors the annual Napa Valley Business Expo.  

PROMOTING THE COMMUNITY
The Napa Chamber of Commerce promotes the local community in a variety of ways. We provide lists of community events and local non-profits as well as visitor, relocation and wedding information about the Napa Valley. This information is available in Napa Valley packages. The Napa Chamber also holds an annual benefit golf tournament each year, which helps support several local non-profit community organizations. The Chamber’s Annual Dinner promotes local residents with awards that are presented to the Citizen of the Year, Healthcare Professional of the Year and Public Safety Employees, among others. 
 
PROVIDING NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES 
The Napa Chamber of Commerce promotes networking by sponsoring monthly After Business Hours Mixers at local businesses. The mixers are an excellent opportunity to meet other Chamber members and learn about their businesses. Other special events such as the Napa Valley Business Expo, the Economic Outlook and our Good Morning Napa's also provide great opportunities for members to network with other business professionals. 
 
REPRESENTING BUSINESS TO GOVERNMENT
The Napa Chamber of Commerce represents business concerns to local, regional, state and federal entities. While you keep your business running, the Chamber watches your back on issues like Workers’ Comp, Healthcare, and job killer anti-business bills. Action Alerts and other legislative information is available on the Chamber’s website and is sent to members via e-mail throughout the year.

POLITICAL ACTION
The Napa Chamber of Commerce influences public policy on behalf of business. The Chamber also identifies, encourages and endorses business-friendly candidates in local, county, state and federal elections. A new program that is being unveiled is a Candidate Workshop, designed to help educate potential leaders on what it takes to run a campaign and what is expected of elected officials

JOIN NOW!

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Lisa Batto
707.226.7455
Napa

Green Key Real Estate

We are a Bay Area Real Estate Company dedicated to Healthy Homes, Sustainable Communities and Smart Investments.
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The Emerging Edge of Real Estate

We at Green Key Real Estate support your intentions to live an ever more connected, responsible and happy life. We are committed to neighborhoods and communities thriving.

Together with our clients and business partners we are creating livable solutions centered on healthy homes and embedded in sustainable communities. We believe this is the best investment you can make.

What this means to you:

  • You can expect exceptional service from our experienced agents, helping you find, buy or sell your healthy home. And if the home is not already healthy, we’ll help you make it so.
  • We are uniquely qualified and trained to understand how the home works as a system, guiding you through choices that positively affect your bottom line.
  • We offer you programs and ongoing support to help you "green" your home and community.
  • If you are looking to sell a green property, we understand and can market the benefits to potential buyers, prompting shorter days on market, and more greater net proceeds.
  • Through us you have access to green building professionals, and preferred partner discounts to help you take that next step toward home ownership, renovation or sale.

We are a Bay Area based real estate company with agents working in San Francisco, the East Bay, Burlingame - San Mateo County, North Bay and Marin counties.

If you or anyone you know needs a real estate agent who "gets it," call us. Our agents are skilled negotiators, easy-to-work with and on fire to create the highest and best value for your dollar!

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Cassandra Ferrera
707-228-8400
Sebastopol

Harmony Festival Inc.

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For 32 years, Harmony has been a leading-edge lifestyle festival that celebrates the latest trends in health, music, arts, ecology, and spirituality.

Created and seasoned in the trend-setting North Bay Area, Harmony is the original festival to appeal to the green lifestyle market. Over the past 5 years Harmony expanded into a major music festival and in 2009-10, Harmony added the Eco Rally Action Sports Skate Zone to attract a younger demographic.

In 2008, Harmony Festival celebrated its landmark 30th Anniversary with Damian Marley as the headliner.

In 2009, Harmony Festival again invested capital in the expansion of brand recognition and in pursuit of new demographics. Through the introduction of the 1st Annual Eco Rally Skateboard Competition, Harmony Festival received national and international attention and achieved new record numbers for ticket sales and revenues. In 2010, Harmony Festival, Inc. moved its corporate headquarters to Sonoma Mountain Village, North America’s first and only the fourth in the world to receive the prestigious One Planet Communities honor.

The 2010 Festival reached record-breaking attendance estimated at 35,000 people over the weekend. Press outreach, both print and online, hit the mark with featured stories appearing in LA Times, Boston Globe and thousands of impressions on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Slightly Stoopid and Ms. Lauryn Hill rocked the main field. Eco Rally Skateboard Competition attracted the 7-16 year old demographic. This pro/am contest featured MTV, Village Voice and Rolling Stone youth oriented music. The second year of Harmony Festival’s financially successful Harmony Tea House featured freshly made baked goods, teas, live jazz and sacred music in an intimate setting. A larger VIP area with amenities elevated our VIP experience.

2011 Musical Lineup!

Michael Franti & Spearhead
Railroad Earth
David Nelson Band with Jesse McReynolds
Moon Alice
The Flaming Lips
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals    
Rootz Underground
Primus
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
SOJA
Krishna Das & Friends
Natacha Atlas
The Soft White Sixties
MaMuse
Jose Netoband with Steve Kimock
Jesse McReynolds
El Radio Fantastique
Fishtank Ensemble
Old Jaw Bone
Choksam-pa
Three Legged Sister
Audiopharmacy
Makuru
Audiafauna
Shovelman
Stephen Kent & Friends
Salt Water Heelers & Friends
Classical Revolution
Jazz Brunch

Conservation Corps North Bay

Conservation Corps North Bay (CCNB) was established in 1982 as America’s first local conservation corps and is a national leader in the local corps movement.  Our mission is to develop youth and conserve natural resources for a strong, sustainable community. For the past 28 years, our organization has helped thousands of young people break the cycle of poverty, while improving local parklands and communities, cultivating strong environmental leaders, and promoting environmental sustainability.

Each year our Corpsmember Development program provides more than 120 predominantly high-risk young adults, ages 18–28, with the job training, education, and social services needed to transform their lives, while making a difference in local communities and public lands. Our corpsmembers help reduce fire/flood hazards, construct/maintain trails, restore riparian/wildlife habitat, and collect more than 75 tons of recyclable materials annually. 

Whole Foods Market

We love sell the highest quality natural and organic foods available, are committed to building healthier communities and setting the standard for local sourcing and environmental stewardship.

WaccoBB.net

WaccoBB.net is a Bulletin Board for the progessive community of the North Bay with over 11,000 registered members. It host many listings each day for events, services offerred, referrals wanted, help wanted and other classified sections as well as thoughtful discussion.

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Barry Chertov
707-206-2009
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