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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

Second Octave

Music. Community. Experience.
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The team at Second Octave are committed to promoting high end quality events, outdoor concerts and festivals in the North Bay with shows for all ages in a safe environment that supports local creativity, collaboration and commerce. Each SOMO Concerts event is a mini-festival with local artists, vendors, food and more. The SOMO Concert Series is managed by high-level music executives working alongside Sonoma County young professionals to create  a regional destination and home base for great musical experiences.

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Bryce Dow-Williamson
7076646318
Rohnert Park

Center for Climate Protection

Working with business, government, youth and community leaders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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The Center for Climate Protection creates model programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for communities everywhere.

The mission of the Center for Climate Protection is to inspire, align, and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis. We work with business, government, youth and the broader community to advance practical, science-based solutions for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions.

The Center for Climate Protection constantly seeks solutions commensurate with the scale of the problem. Although it is important for individuals to take action like changing their light bulbs, we need solutions for change at the speed and scale required by science. Our strategic approach is to help implement policies and incentives that make it easier for everyone to do the right thing.

We know that local action can move the world. By creating model programs in communities that are willing to be pioneers, we are spreading solutions that can make a major impact on global climate change.

 

 

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Ann Hancock, Executive Director
707-525-1665
Santa Rosa

Labcon

Sustainable Labware Solutions
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Labcon was founded in Marin County, California in 1959 as Ways and Means, Inc. The name given to the company then reflected the newness of the plastics industry where the company literally had to find the "ways and means" to make plastic products including small toys, vials for salt tablets, contact lens cases, cassette tape cartridges and cigarette filters. Labcon developed some of the first plastic pipet tips for research liquid handling in the early 1980’s and soon became a major global supplier of plastic laboratory products for industries such as biomedical research, pharmaceutical and environmental studies. This focus helped Labcon grow at a time when the use of disposables exploded over fears of contamination from even minute traces of chemicals left over from the washing of glassware.

Although Labcon is a major supplier of disposable products to laboratories, there had been growing concern inside and outside the company that disposable plastics are too wasteful. From this understanding Labcon began to develop products in 1994 that were unlike anything else the laboratory industry had seen. These innovative products incorporate concepts of "eco-efficiency" using less packaging, recycled plastics, plant-based bioplastics and refillable products. A particularly good example is the Pagoda® pipet tip refill system which eliminates 90% of the packaging and waste in typical products of this kind and has spawned a multitude of imitations. Labcon also began looking at its manufacturing processes for areas to cut waste and lessen its environmental impact. Starting in 2003, a tremendous investment was devoted toward a new manufacturing facility in Petaluma, CA with high-efficiency electric molding machines, solvent (VOC) free printers for product marking, a chemical-free water treatment system, an internal scrap recycling program and numerous other enhancements which resulted in zero plastic waste and an over 50% reduction in the energy to produce our products. In 2010 Labcon made the largest single equipment investment in company history by installing a $3.3M 800kW rooftop solar array to produce 30% of the company’s electricity. We now scrutinize a full spectrum of environmental impacts including the greenhouse gas/carbon footprint to produce our products which we’re proud to say has been cut by 70% in the past 10 years.

Labcon has taken significant steps over the years to address the environmental concerns we share with our customers and community in order to develop an earth friendly manufacturing business.

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Labcon
707-766-2100
Petaluma

Fuse Solar

Solar Power

Building Solar Power Systems with a focus on Safety, Performance and Durability.

Offering Superior Customer Service, Maximizing Return on Investment, and Delivering Peace of Mind.

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Isaac Freed
707-529-7475
Santa Rosa

Sol-Solutions

SolSolutions' designs and builds clean portable solar power generators and custom solar options.
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SolSolutions is a manufacturer of clean portable solar power generators.   We are fully committed to helping customers to integrate their ideas with practical solutions to achieve energy independence and efficiency using quality, well-built products.

SolSolutions strives to educate the community, transform thinking and create new plans for the push towards sustainability.  It is our goal to help both residential and business customers to incorporate alternative energy sources into their operations in order to increase sustainability, while lowering long-term monetary and environmental costs.

Reducing the footprint of energy consumers will be a key factor in the sustainability movement.  Therefore, SolSolutions is dedicated to advancing the concepts of personal empowerment and responsibility as we shift away from old, inefficient fossil-fuel-based power generation towards new, efficient and localized alternative energy-based solutions.

SolSolutions strives to educate the community, transform thinking and create new plans for the push towards sustainability.  It is our goal to help both residential and business customers to incorporate alternative energy sources into their operations in order to increase sustainability, while lowering long-term monetary and environmental costs.  Reducing the footprint of energy consumers will be a key factor in the sustainability movement. 

Therefore, SolSolutions is dedicated to advancing the concepts of personal empowerment and responsibility as we shift away from old, inefficient fossil-fuel-based power generation towards new, efficient and localized alternative energy-based solutions.

 


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Zephyr Peling
707 526-3657
Santa Rosa

Alvarado Street Bakery

Sprouted Wheat Breads, Bagels, Buns & Tortillas
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Solar Powered...Worker Empowered!

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Julie Mager
707-283-0300
Petaluma

Codding

An investment holding company making strategic decisions with respect, trust and vision for the environment. One of it’s largest investments is Sonoma Mountain Village, a 200 acre, mixed-use, solar powered, zero waste community internationally recognized as the first One Planet Community in North America and one of the World’s Greenest Neighborhoods.

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Tina Montgomery
707.795.3550
Rohnert Park

Westcoast Solar Energy

West Coast Solar Energy is a full service independent solar integrator based in Sonoma County. We install the highest
quality solar panel arrays for residential and commercial applications of any size. Every installation is custom designed
to meet the job's energy requirements and the natural potential of the location.

SolarCraft

Solar energy experts for your transition to green energy!
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SolarCraft is the best choice among solar energy companies in Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties and throughout California, with over 30 years of experience providing photovoltaic electric solar power, solar water heater installation, and solar pool heater installations. Since 1984 SolarCraft has been the most trusted name in solar electric and solar thermal systems for both commercial and residential applications. SolarCraft has over three decades of experience designing, installing and maintaining thousands of thermal and electric solar energy systems in residential and commercial facilities.  From wineries in Napa Valley to nut processors in Kern County and many more, systems designed and built by SolarCraft generate millions of kilowatts of clean renewable power every day.

Count on SolarCraft, the solar energy experts, for your transition to green energy!   Full service: design, installation, maintenance, repair and FREE On-site consultation & estimate

  • Novato Green Business of the Year - 2009
  • Best of Marin 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Pacific Sun’s Best of Marin Hall of Fame 2015
  • North Bay Bohemian Best Solar Installer 2015
  • North Bay Biz BEST Green Business - 2008/2009
  • ValueStar Customer-Rated Gold seal
  • Certified Green Business
  • Best Place to Work 2006, 2007, 2008 ( North Bay Business Journal)   

Accreditations

  • California Contractor License # 497797
  • (B) General Contractor, (C-10) Electrical Contractor, (C-46) CA Solar Energy Contractor
  • NABCEP Certified:  Bill Stewart and Riley Riggs
  • CA Solar Energy Industry Association (CALSEIA) &  CA Energy Commission Member

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Serving the Bay Area
Offices in Novato, Sonoma & Napa

Calistoga Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center

The Calistoga Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center serves the local business community by promoting Calistoga as a unique destination within Napa Valley.  We are proud to have a growing number of green and environmentally responsible businesses among our members, including resorts, lodgings, wineries, spas and retail businesses. Calistoga's scenic beauty make it an ideal location for eco-tourism.

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.

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