2016

Tony Linegar

Agricultural Commissioner

Jake MacKenzie & Lucas Oshun: Offsetting the Conference Impact

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8:15 - 8:45 AM
Main Hall
Jake MacKenzie & Lucas Oshun: Offsetting the Conference Impact. Jake Mackenzie has served over 20 years on the Rohnert Park City Council and has been Mayor four times. He chairs and serves on regional water, transportation, open space, sustainable growth and climate protection bodies. Lucas Oshun has four years of experience as Global Student Embassy’s Executive Director and Co-founder. GSE works in three global communities engaging local students in year-round education and action to address climate change, food security and ecological degradation. https://globalstudentembassy.org/

Dr. William S. Silver, Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University - Our Next Leaders

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8:15 - 8:45 AM
Main Hall
Dr. William S. Silver, Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University, speaks about our next leaders.
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One Planet Living

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8:15 - 8:45 AM
Main Hall
Pooran Desai, Co-founder, Bioregional One Planet Living speaks about ecovillage projects around the world.
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SOMO LIving

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8:15 - 8:45 AM
Main Hall
Brad Baker, CEO, SOMO Living talks about recent accomplishments and the vision for SOMO Village.
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One Planet: Sustainable North Bay Youth Summit

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4:40 - 5:00 PM
Main Hall
On April 2nd, 2016, a group of 70 people- grades 6-12 student-teacher teams from 11 schools, Sonoma State University students, staff and faculty, and 10 environmentally-focused community organizations- came together to showcase school projects and educational initiatives related to sustainability. The purpose of this year's Youth Summit was to introduce the One Planet Living framework to students and teachers, as an entry point for adding depth to school projects inside and outside the classroom. Throughout the day, participants assessed themselves and their school communities in alignment with One Planet Living, strengthening projects and generating new ideas. Two schools in attendance will be given a $500 seed grant to take their One Planet Living projects and school communities to the next level in the 2016-2017 school year.

The Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, Profit

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8:15 - 8:45 AM
Main Hall
Elizabeth Gore, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Dell, and is interviewed by Matt Villano about scaling sustainable solutions at Dell. She gives thoughts on sustainability for entrepreneurs and how women and minorities can capitalize on new business opportunities.
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KPFA Flashpoints Encore Broadcast From The Sustainable Enterprise Conference

KPFA Flashpoints - Encore Broadcast From The Sustainable Enterprise Conference
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Main Hall
Flashpoints: 5:00 PM PACIFIC TIME: MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS - An award winning front-line investigative news magazine focusing on human, civil and workers rights, issues of war and peace, Global Warming, racism and poverty, and other issues. Hosted by Dennis J. Bernstein. https://kpfa.org/program/flashpoints/

North Bay Hootenanny

Creating a vibrant music community in the North Bay
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We are a North Bay non-profit that provides opportunities for artists and enhances public appreciation of music.

We team up many artists and businesses to present accessible events. Two of our main events are the Railroad Square Music Festival and the Next Level Showcase & Conference.  We team up many artists and businesses to present accessible events. Two of our main events are the Railroad Square Music Festival and the Next Level Showcase & Conference.  We team up many artists and businesses to present accessible events. Two of our main events are the Railroad Square Music Festival and the Next Level Showcase & Conference.

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Josh Windmiller
(707)326-5274
Santa Rosa

Edison Innovations

Innovative product development

Market research identifying unmet market needs and developing solutions to meet those needs.

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Larry MacDonald
17078332280
Santa Rosa

Saving the Planet through Sustainable Property Management

1:20 - 2:15 PM
SoCo Nexus CoWork
Description: Learn Clear Blue Commercial's approach to saving our planet one building at a time through sustainable property management, collaboration and community building.
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Elena Olivari

Co-Founder and Chief Sustainability Officer

Regenerative Agriculture: Carbon Farming at the Straus Dairy

11:20 AM - 12:15 PM
SoCo Nexus CoWork
Carbon can be stored long-term (decades to centuries or more) in soils in a process called "soil carbon sequestration." Carbon Farming involves implementing practices that are known to improve the rate at which CO2 is removed from the atmosphere and converted to plant material and/or soil organic matter. The Straus Dairy is working with the Marin Carbon Project to implement a 20-year Carbon Farm Plan, designed to measure and optimize carbon capture. This session will explore carbon farming as a regenerative agriculture practice to help mitigate climate change.
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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

A Sustainable and Democratic Business Model: The Mondragón Cooperatives

1:20 - 2:15 PM
SoCo Nexus CoWork
The Mondragón Cooperatives in the Basque region of Spain comprise the largest and most successful consortium of worker-owned businesses in the world. The Mondragón complex includes manufacturing, IT, Research and Development centers, a university system, social services, and the third largest bank in Spain with branches throughout the country. Georgia will talk about the culture and economic priorities that sustain this extraordinary complex of worker-owned businesses. Georgia Kelly has led six groups for week-long seminar/tour of the Mondragón Cooperatives through Praxis Peace Institute. She will take a 7th group next month (May 22 - 28, 2016).
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Environmental Action Leadership

8:45 - 9:45 AM
Main Hall
GSE works in three global communities engaging local students in year-round education and action to address climate change, food security and ecological degradation. Reciprocal exchanges connect our students to collaborate on sustainable garden and reforestation projects. Lucas will present on youth leadership in environmental movements focusing on organic food production in Nicaragua and USA and reforestation in Ecuador.
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Zero Waste Heroes and Sheroes: An Inspiring Journey to Health and Happiness

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8:45 - 9:45 AM
Main Hall
In this session we will explore examples and ideas how engage as a Zero Waste Hero or Shero in life, work and envisioning the world we want to see. If we truly are to Be the Change we wish to see...how are we stronger, more resilient and bold in our words, actions and influence.
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Strozzi Institute

We develop the human resources for a sustainable world.
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Our mission is to develop leaders and organizations who embody pragmatic wisdom, skillful action and grounded compassion; and who use conflict as a generative force.  Strozzi Institute is the original architect of Embodied Leadership – a unique approach that combines the latest in neuroscience, holistic practice, action-oriented communication and mindfulness. It is a 45 year old, groundbreaking methodology that produces sustainable results.  Our definition of transformation, or embodied change, is that we can take new actions aligned with our vision and values, even under the same old pressures.  This is what we see is called for from today's sustainability leaders, given the innovations that are needed in our times. Our commitment is to leave the world more vital than we found it, through empowering leaders and organizations that are committed to a sustainable future for all life.

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Karen Short
510-858-7637
Oakland

Mycopia Specialty Mushrooms – Adding a Link to the Agricultural Chain

11:20 AM - 12:15 PM
SoCo Nexus CoWork
A look at Gourmet Mushrooms Inc/Mycopia Mushrooms, an overview of the mushroom industry and the growing trend toward specialty mushrooms, and the coming Mycorevolution; helping feed the word’s burgeoning population, rethinking the connections between nature, agriculture, industry and technology, and unleashing the potential of the fungal kingdom.
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AB-2406 Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADUs)

1:20 - 2:15 PM
SoCo Nexus CoWork
Rachel has introduced and helped to establish new code in Marin creating a simple and inexpensive permitting track for small second units made specifically from repurposing spare bedrooms in homes. She calls this model flexible housing. Junior second units, as they are known in local code, are the only new housing option that make both renting and owning a home in the Bay Area more affordable. Rachel is taking her model to the state to expedite the adoption of this new housing option, as more and more people struggle to remain in their homes, in the state that they love.
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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

Sustainable World Coalition

We provide programs and materials to clarify the big picture with sustainability — issues and solutions
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We publish the Sustainable World Sourcebook, an award-winning, magazine-style summary of the big issues, best solutions, and actions to take. We also host online programs and events. Our recent initiative, Planet Earth Arts, uses eco-arts to foster inspiration and engagement (planeteartharts.org).  

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Vinit Allen
4157170422
Hidden Valley Lake

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.

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