2015

East Bay Municipal Utility District

To manage the natural resources with which the District is entrusted; to provide reliable, high quality water and wastewater services at fair and reasonable rates for the people of the East Bay; and to preserve and protect the environment for future generations.

Strategic Energy Innovations

Helping Communities Embrace Sustainability
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Founded in 1997, Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) is a non-profit that develops and delivers solutions customized to help communities accomplish their sustainability goals.  As we support our clients to reduce their consumption of natural resources, we also help them save money.  SEI’s creative team of problem solvers encourages communities to adopt clean and efficient energy technologies and practices, while we facilitate valuable training people need to find work in the green economy.

Home Energy Renovation Opportunity

HERO is the #1 energy efficiency financing program in the United States.
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HERO Financing is available for a wide array of home energy and water efficient products and renewable energy systems. With new products being added every day you are sure to find the right ones for your home energy project. If your product is not listed just give us a call to see if it meets the requirements for HERO Financing.

Natural Investments

Socially Responsible Sustainable Impact Investing
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Christopher Peck
707-758-0171
Windsor

Citizens' Climate Lobby

Carbon Pricing
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Building political will for a livable world, Citizens' Climate Lobby trains citizens to use our democratic process to build support for a carbon price. We advocate a revenue neutral, predictably rising fee on carbon based fuels, imposed at their point of entry into the economy, with full return of the proceeds to households along with border carbon duties to engage other nations in harmonizing their own carbon pricing. Models show economic growth and faster emissions reductions than any other plan. Organization growth has been meteoric over the past 5 years. 

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peter joseph
4159909369
San Anselmo

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

John Stayton

Executive Director of Graduate and Executive Programs

New Resource Bank

New Resource Bank is the bank for businesses and organizations building a better world.
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New Resource Bank is the  bank for businesses and organizations building a better world. We advance sustainability with everything we do: the loans we make, the way we operate and our commitment to using deposits for good.  Our deep expertise and powerful network of values-driven companies and organizations work to transform banking and create a better world.

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Stephanie Meade
415-995-8165
San Francisco

Solar Works

We provide energy efficient solutions that conserve natural resources and promote individual and community self-reliance
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Solar Works is a full-service, licensed solar contractor, providing high quality solar systems for home, business and community. We offer expert inhouse design and installation, extraordinary customer service, and the best warranty service in the solar industry. We have been in business since 1986 and are a Certified B Corporation.

Solar Works gives people the power to make a difference. As Sonoma County’s longest-established solar provider, Solar Works helps homeowners, businesses and communities become more self-reliant by meeting their energy needs efficiently, effectively and in ways that are good for the planet. We are a local employer, active in our community, and dedicated to social and economic justice and a healthy environment.

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Laura Goldman
7076646240
Sebastopol

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

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

Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to support, promote, and advocate for our members and create a vibrant, sustainable economy in our region
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Tammi Matthias
(707) 636-2844
Santa Rosa

Janae Lloyd

Organizational Development Manager

Sonoma County BEST

Economic Development through Business Success and Job Growth
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Sonoma County BEST is a public-private partnership devoted to inspiring business success and job growth in Sonoma County through initiatives and programs that promote economic vitality in the region.

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Brandon Jewell
707-545-1118
Santa Rosa

Sustainable Innovation Strategy Session

1520
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In the Sustainable Innovation Strategy Session participants will gather insights and explore the nuts and bolts of innovating sustainably. We will examine 6 practical dimensions of Sustainability in Organizations by doing a short assessment to see where our best opportunities lie for the North Bay. This activity dives into each Dimension, with each of us able to both express our insights and questions, and hear the same from others. Join us to explore our priorities and directions for being practical and effective in our sustainability actions.
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M. Landman Communications & Consulting

Writing, editing, and advising focused on sustainability: green living, green business, climate resilience
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M. Landman Communications & Consulting provides practical and professional guidance on a wide range of sustainability strategies and practices, particularly in the areas of green living, sustainable land use, green operations, green and non-toxic products/materials, green business, and climate resilience. The founder, Miriam Landman, is an experienced writer, editor, advisor, and educator. Miriam has been writing and working in the environmental field for 25 years. She is passionate about building people's awareness of effective solutions to environmental problems, and providing the concrete information and tools that people need to put green principles into practice.

Through consultations, presentations, research, and the development of written materials and online resources, M. Landman helps companies, organizations, individuals, households, and communities to incorporate healthy, efficient, and sustainable practices (and products) into their activities and operations.

She also publishes TheGreenSpotlight.com blog and is a regular contributor to MotherEarthNews.com.

Miriam founded M. Landman Communications & Consulting in 2005. Before that, she was senior associate with Simon & Associates Green Building Consultants, and earlier in her career she worked as a producer and reporter for public radio's Living on Earth program. She has also worked for Global Green USA and Davis Square Architects. She has a master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy (and Planning) from Tufts University, and a bachelor’s degree in Community Studies from UC Santa Cruz.

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Miriam Landman
707-879-8709
Sonoma County

The Cloud that more than rains on Sustainable Family Farm Value Chains

2:00 - 2:50 PM
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Hosted in the safety and security of the Cloud FarmIT.us eliminates capital investment, and is ready for use anytime and anywhere. For a fraction of a cent per pound, FarmIT.us empowers farmers and their authorized employees with a 360-degree view of farm operations. Farmers can organize into cooperatives with FarmIT.us to widen product offering, and better negotiating power. They can also organize their customers in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), and manage diverse customer base from wholesales to restaurants and farmers markets.

Charles Stauffer, P.E.

Engineering Group Manager

Eppa Rixey

Strategic Planning Manager
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