2017

Sonoma County Growers Alliance

Educate, collaborate and advocate for the responsible development of a regulated cannabis industry.
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The mission of SCGA is to educate, collaborate, advocate cannabis patients, cultivators and the community.

SCGA works cooperatively with all individuals, businesses, and regulatory bodies to ensure that reasonable environmental, social and economic standards are set in place, helping cultivators within the community to participate and thrive responsibly.

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Tawnie Logan
(707) 861-0050
Sebastopol

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

Clear Blue Commercial

CLEAR BLUE COMMERCIAL is a full service green real estate company.
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CLEAR BLUE COMMERCIAL is a full service management and leasing company dedicated to maximizing our clients’ investments, saving our clients’ time, and adding value to our local communities. CLEAR BLUE COMMERCIAL applies a holistic and sustainable approach to all facets of the life of your property: LeasingSalesProperty and Facility Management, and Project Management.  

If you are passionate about your community and your planet, if you believe that collaboration is the new competition, if you know that together we can create real change, we can’t wait to work with you!

Clear Blue Commercial has collaborated with Sonoma County's vibrant community and organized several turf conversions which ultimately saved over 2.6 million gallons of water annually. Over the past 3 years, this has amounted to over 7.2 million gallons of water! Watch videos here.

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Carolyn Pistone
(707) 794-8400
Petaluma

Global Student Embassy (GSE)

Global Student Embassy is a youth leadership and environmental education organization founded in Sonoma County.
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Global Student Embassy (GSE) was founded by brothers Lucas and Jasper Oshun in 2008 in Sebastopol to inspire young people to become environmental stewards, social innovators, and community leaders. In collaboration with international peers, students generate and implement powerful community-based solutions to shared ecological concerns.

GSE offers a comprehensive program of cultural exchange and project-based learning rooted in solving urgent ecological problems while building sustainable local and international communities. Across Northern California (Sonoma, Marin, Contra Costa & Santa Cruz), Ecuador and Nicaragua, GSE works with over 2,500 high school, university and middle school students as well as the educators and communities supporting their schools.

Organic school gardens and nature preserves serve as outdoor classrooms to develop students’ environmental literacy and project management skills. Through inquiry-based workshops, students gain an understanding of complex issues related to environmental justice, preservation/restoration, and sustainable agriculture as they relate to the local and global communities.

 GSE’s annual reciprocal exchanges between the US and Latin America bring together young leaders to build relationships and represent their year round leadership programs. Our programs powerfully connect youth from different cultures to share values, strategies, and skills as they partner on local projects. Through collaboration students inspire one another by seeing that there are many other motivated young changemakers across the globe.

GSE programs catalyze individuals to become social entrepreneurs, grow the network of champions for environmental and social justice, and take action to restore our eco-systems.

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Lucas Oshun
7077998709
Sebastopol

Sonoma Clean Power

Sonoma County’s Official Electricity Provider

Sonoma Clean Power is a not-for-profit pubic agency, and is the official electricity provider for Sonoma County, offering cleaner electricity to residential and commercial customers in all participating Sonoma County cities and the unincorporated areas of the county. The formation of Sonoma Clean Power is the single, largest action undertaken by Sonoma County to positively affect greenhouse gas emissions. 

Join us in powering a clean energy future today!

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Lara Jackle Dickinson

Executive Director

Brad Baker

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Sonya Heisters

Director of Partnerships

World Centric

Certified Compostable Foodservice Products and Zero Waste Solutions
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World Centric provides zero waste solutions to reduce environmental impact.  Our vision is a just and sustainable world, where humans live simply and tread lightly.

Founded in 2004, World Centric has been a pioneer in the compostable products industry, and we continue to set ourselves apart from the competition through our high standards for product quality and certifications. By innovating in plant-based materials and design, World Centric has developed over 150 foodservice and retail tableware products across tableware, cutlery and food packaging.  In addition to our compostable alternatives, we engage in initiatives aimed at growing composting infrastructure and minimizing waste.

We are a certified B-Corp and a California Benefit Corporation, a new type of corporation which is purpose-driven and creates benefit for all stakeholders, not just shareholders.  And our most important stakeholders are the future generations for whom we must preserve our planet and resources.

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Annie Davis
Petaluma

Gourmet Mushrooms Inc / Mycopia

Growing eight varieties of organic, specialty mushrooms for fine restaurants and kitchens across the country.
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Gourmet Mushrooms Inc. grows more varieties of organic culinary and nutraceutical mushrooms than any farm in America. We grow and ship seven varieties of organic specialty mushrooms under our Mycopia brand to America's finest restaurants, specialty food wholesalers and gourmet grocers. Our mycelial biomass and tinctures are valued for nutraceutical compounding by manufacturers worldwide.

Unlike white button, crimini, and portabella, our culinary mushrooms are not grown on a manure based ‘substrate’ but rather on agricultural byproducts, such as corncob and oak shavings; utilizing materials that might otherwise be wasted. Once the mushrooms are harvested, this substrate is sold to local vineyards and farms as a rich supplement for their compost. I

n 2013 we reached production capacity at our farm in Sebastopol, California and expanded to a second facility in Michigan to better serve our customers in the eastern part of the country. This will serve the added benefit of reducing our transportation carbon footprint.

We continue to investigate ways of further expanding our sustainability efforts with possibilities including; building a greenhouse to utilize C02 generated by the developing mushrooms, utilizing the energy of steam and heat released after substrate sterilization, and increasing energy efficiencies.

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Justin
7078231743
Sebastopol

US Green Building Council - Redwood Empire Chapter

The USGBC-REC promotes buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work
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The U.S. Green Building Council Redwood Empire Chapter (USGBC-REC) is part of a national network of approximately 77 Chapters throughout the United States.

This volunteer organization extends primarily along the Northern California Coast, just north of San Francisco to the Oregon border, and is composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings and communities that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. A vast region of grass root innovators, the Redwood Empire Chapter spans seven counties including Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte. This unique region is the proud home to internationally recognized, award winning wines of the California Wine Country.

The Redwood Empire Chapter Mission promotes environmental responsibility, economic vitality, and vibrant healthy lifestyles through education and public awareness; which in turn directly benefits local communities and future generations.  Becoming a Chapter Member supports this much needed and worthy mission, while offering a valuable opportunity to LEARN, CONNECT, AND CONTRIBUTE. 

The all-volunteer efforts are led by Board Directors who serve two-year terms and oversee Chapter policy and operations; while Leadership Team Members collaborate and contribute to the development of individual events and projects on behalf of the Redwood Empire community. All Chapter members are welcome to join the Leadership Team with participation levels set on projects of your choosing as your time allows.

Dr. Adele Santana

Professor School of Business and Economics

Edward Quevedo, J.D.

Senior Partner, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Stan Nosek

Interim Vice President for Adminitration & Finance / CFO
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