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SustainableSSU

Sustainability, education, students
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Sustainable SSU

Sonoma State University recognizes sustainability as among the most critical

 global and ethical challenges of our time and for future generations.

 

VISION

We see our campus as a living laboratory where students come together with faculty, staff and administrators to build, learn and work in a campus environment that continually focuses on the environmental, economic and cultural implications of sustainability.

Through sustainable development of the physical campus and operational infrastructure, the University administration is a key partner with students and faculty on sustainability projects and modeling best practices.

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Paul Draper, Director of Sustainbility
Rohnert Park

Lagunitas Brewing Co

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The Lagunitas Brewing Company is a brewery founded in 1993 in Lagunitas, California. The brewery is known for iconoclastic interpretations of traditional beer styles, and irreverent descriptive text and stories on its packaging. The company was the fifth top selling craft brewery in the US in 2014. Lagunitas TapRooms are located at their breweries and always have great food, exclusive beers, and daily live music. Stop by their Schwag shop to RSVP for tasting tours.

Jackson Family Wines

Crafting high-quality wines with distinct characteristics, sourced from premier coastal vineyards

Jackson Family Wines is a family-owned company head quartered in Santa Rosa, California that crafts award-winning wines of distinct character and quality. With a focus on sustainable viticulture practices, responsible vineyard and natural resource management and unparalleled winemaking, the family's portfolio comprises more than 30 renowned wineries. In addition to its acclaimed California producers, JFW includes fine wines from France, Chile, Italy and Australia. Founded in 1982 by wine pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Jess Jackson, JFW and its various wineries are led by chairman & proprietor Barbara Banke and the Jackson family. Learn more online at www.jacksonfamilywines.com.

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Julien Gervreau
Santa Rosa

Beneficial State Bank

Founded in 2007 with a triple bottom-line focus of social justice, environmental resilience and financial sustainability
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Beneficial State Bank (Beneficial State) is a State Chartered Bank, regulated by the Department of Business Oversight (DBO), and the FDIC. Chartered in 2007 under a unique foundation ownership model, Beneficial State Bank has local branches in CA, OR and WA. We offer checking, saving, loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking and everything else you’d expect from a bank — but we exist to serve your prosperity and goals, not to profit from them.  

With 100% of the bank’s economic rights belonging to Beneficial State Foundation, any profits when distributed must flow into a public charity mandated by our bylaws to invest in low-income communities and the natural environment. We are also proud to be a certified B Corporation, which means we prioritize people, the planet and profit. 

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Brian Rose
707-835-4361
Santa Rosa

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

Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster

Our Mission

To create high value jobs in the North Bay by enabling and accelerating the success of technology startups within a dynamic sustainable and synergistic environment.

  • Stimulate regional economic development through entrepreneurship and enterprise development.
  • Reinvigorate Sonoma County’s technology industry making it a recognized center for Sustainable Resources and Socially-Relevant Technologies.
  • Provide infrastructure, training, management assistance, financial resources, and support networks that enable new and emerging companies to succeed and prosper creating value-added jobs for the local region through the commercialization of technology.
  • Create a hub activity contributing to the development of a thriving live/work community in the eco-conscious Sonoma Mountain Village.

Indigenous

style with artisan handmade quality
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A leader in the Fair Trade fashion industry, Indigenous designs has been working with producers in Peru for 15 years to produce a stunning line of men's and women's apparel, providing an example for best practices in the industry and enriching the path for eco-fashion and sustainability trends today.

Indigenous designs is committed to:
  • Supporting and preserving Fair Trade wages and artisan cooperative
  • Investing in natural and organic fibers and environmentally-friendly dyes
  • Spreading the beauty of handmade, eco fashion

Core Energy Systems

We design and install Solar Photovoltaic Systems, alternative energy systems, home and commercial energy efficiency upgrades, general electrical service, lighting installation, commercial electrical installations, home efficiency evaluations.

Friedman's Home Improvement

At Friedman's our mission is to inspire home improvement by exceeding
the expectations of our valued Do-It-Yourself and Professional Builder
customers. We will accomplish this through an ever-evolving,
project-oriented mix of products, and a knowledgeable, solutions-driven
sales team. Our goal since 1946 is success through mutual respect for
all of our customer, employees and suppliers.

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