2016 Conference Schedule

JOIN US THURSDAY, APRIL 7 at SOMO Village in Rohnert Park AS WE EXPLORE SUSTAINABILITY IN THE NORTH BAY.

The 11th Annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference is about meeting inspiring people and finding out how North Bay businesses, government agencies and our communities are working together to build resilient communities, capitalize important investments, and prepare for global climate events.

7:00 REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

A nutritious breakfast featuring Straus Organic Yogurt and Cream, granola, fresh fruit, and coffee from Taylor Maid Farms.


8:00 SOMO EVENT CENTER: WELCOME


8:10 SOMO MAIN STAGE: Our Next Leaders

8:30 SOMO MAIN STAGE: ONE PLANET CALIFORNIA

8:50 SOMO MAIN STAGE

Zero Waste Heroes and Sheroes

  • Maureen Sedonaen - Former President & CEO, Goodwill San Francisco, San Mateo & Marin Counties

9:10 SOMO MAIN STAGE

ECOLOGICAL HANDPRINTS: LIFTING HUMANITY WHILE LOWERING OUR FOOTPRINT

9:30 SOMO MAIN STAGE: The Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, Profit


9:50 BREAK, TEA and COFFEE

Thanks to Traditional Medicinals for organic and fair trade teas.


10:15 SOMO MAIN STAGE

Zero Waste: Better Use and Better Products

10:15 SOMO BOARDROOM

Sustainable Communities

  • Gil Philip Friend - Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Palo Alto
  • Tracey Grose - Consultant, Market/Economic Strategy and Strategic Foresight

10:15 SOCO NEXUS MEETING ROOM

Sustainability in Practice: Beyond Recycling and Solar Panels


11:20 SOMO MAIN STAGE

SUSTAINABLE HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

11:20 SOMO BOARDROOM

BLUE/GREEN ALLIANCE FOR JOBS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • John Stayton - Sonoma State University
  • Oscar Chavez - Assistant Director, Sonoma County Department of Human Services
  • Jack A.Buckhorn - Business Manager / Financial Secretary, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 551
  • Dennis Rosatti - Executive Director, Conservation Action

11:20 SOCO NEXUS MEETING ROOM

SUSTAINABILITY IN PRACTICE: B CORPS AS BUSINESS MODEL FOR SUCCESS

  • Ryan Honeyman - President, Honeyman Sustainability Consulting, LLC
  • Janae Lloyd - Organizational Development Manager, World Centric

11:20 SOCO NEXUS COWORK

Mycopia Specialty Mushrooms – Adding a Link to the Agricultural Chain

  • Justin Reyes - Manager, Sales & Marketing, Gourmet Mushrooms Inc/Mycopia Mushrooms
  • Alexandra Fox - Sustainability Manager, Straus Family Creamery

Top Ten Tips: Simple ways to save your health, money, and planet

  • Claudia Sisomphou - Activist in Residence, Center for Community Engagement at Sonoma State

12:15 LUNCH, NETWORKING & EXHIBITS

Featuring organic and local foods by Sally Tomatoes and refreshing Guayaki Yerba Mate


1:20 SOMO MAIN STAGE

Sustainable Food and Agriculture

1:20 BOARDROOM

Sick Buildings are Bad Business

  • Steven Sheldon - Independent Architecture & Planning Professional, Ibis
  • Alex Stadtner - Building Biologist, Healthy Building Science, Inc.
  • Michelle McGarry - Bilingual Health Educator, Northern California Center for Well-Being

1:20 SOCO NEXUS COWORK

AB-2406 Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADUs)

Sonoma-USA: Unique Products From Upcycled Materials

1:20 SOCO NEXUS MEETING ROOM

Sustainability in Practice: Greening Your Business by Greening Your Staff

  • Elaine Wellin - Executive Director, Northern California Earth Institute
  • Rashmi Singh - Professor Emerita, Sonoma State University

2:25 SOMO MAIN STAGE

Understanding the Impacts of Changing Cannabis Policy

2:25 SOMO BOARDROOM

Wicked Zoom: How Electric Vehicles are Poised to Change Everything

  • Geof Syphers - Chief Executive Officer, Sonoma Clean Power
  • Daniel Soto - Assistant Professor, Sonoma State University, Dept. of Environmental Studies and Planning

2:25 SOMO EXPO HALL

Market Making for Economic Development through Sustainable Enterprise

  • Jahn Ballard - CEO and Value Creation Accounting Coach, Agile Accounting and Management

2:25 SOCO NEXUS MEETING ROOM

Sustainability in Practice: Cases Studies and Best Practices

  • Thomas Princen - Professor, University of Michigan
  • Adele Santana - Professor School of Business and Economics, Sonoma State University

2:25 SOCO NEXUS COWORK

Exploring the Impact of Aging Global Population on One Planet Living


3:20 Networking and Exhibits

Straus Ice Cream Break


3:40 SOMO MAIN STAGE

SUSTAINABLE WATER

3:40 SOMO BOARDROOM

Sustainability in the Beverage Industries

3:40 SOMO EXPO HALL

ONE PLANET ‘ACTION MARKETPLACE’ COMMONS

  • Jahn Ballard - CEO and Value Creation Accounting Coach, Agile Accounting and Management

4:40 SOMO EXPO HALL

Lessons Learned, Call to Action and Close

  • Oren Wool - Executive Director, Sustainable North Bay
  • Michael Giotis - Director of Strategic Development, Sustainable North Bay

Participants will share their key “takeaways” and commitments for future action.


5:00 Reception and Raffle

Featuring - Jackson Family Wines, HenHouse Brewing and Lagunitas Brewing