2018

Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County

affordable housing

Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope!

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Jennifer Estrella
(707) 578-7707 ext. 111
Santa Rosa

One Planet Cafe Table Talks

Inspired by the work of Bioregional and their One Planet Principles, we're hosting a One Planet Cafe that incorporates features of World Cafe, Open Space and Un-conference.  During the day participants will move from table to table finding new collaborators and sharing resources. You'll have an opportunity at the event to host your own conversation.


 

Greening Your Organization from Within

Workplace sustainability initiatives are most successful when employees are inspired to take action, together. NCEI offers ready-made employee engagement programs from the Northwest Earth Institute, designed to foster education, create and deepen green workplace culture and inspire staff to find solutions that support your organizational sustainability goals and initiatives.

Dr. Elaine Wellin


 

Sustainable Tourism Observatory Cafe

Brainstorming the key reporting points on sustainability in Sonoma County tourism. If you are in any facet of the tourism industry, we would love your input. This will be a community-focused discussion of tourism topics.

Pamela Lanier


 

The Resilient Start-up

Simply Solar

Simply Solar is changing the way people get their energy by offering custom solar solutions for homes and businesses.
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Simply Solar is changing the way people get their energy by offering custom solar solutions for homes and businesses. We specialize in the installation of high-quality, USA-made products with a strong emphasis on customer relationships. We provide support throughout the entire process of your solar installation, ensuring that your system is installed quickly and professionally, with additional monitoring and support for the entire life of your solar panels. 

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Megan
7072857037
PETALUMA

Kevin Smart

VP, Residential Mortgage Manager

Our Historic Moment

Explore the Global Vision, Trends and Solutions in "Our Historic Moment" (v2 coming July 2018)
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Our Historic Moment presents a vision for how all of us should be spending our time on the planet.  We:

  • Dive into our progress in four key areas: Renewables, Non-toxics, Ecological Abundance and Equity
  • Identify key barriers that have prevented us from moving forward toward the vision
  • Craft a framework on how to best drive change
  • Present a palette of solutions for a renewable, healthy, abundant and equitable world

Book is available at www.ourhistoricmoment.com.

2nd edition is coming late July 2018; pre-order now!

(Produced by inNative - www.innative.net)

GreenLynx

GreenLynx is deconstruction and woodworks company with a reclaimed lumber and building materials store in Santa Rosa.
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2018 Sustainable Enterprise Conference Schedule

7:00 REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

A nutritious breakfast featuring egg fritatta, granola, fresh fruit, tea and coffee.

8:00 WELCOME

  • Oren Wool | Master of Ceremonies
  • Prof. Robert Girling, Ph.D. | Founder Sustainable EnterpriseConference
  • Brad Baker | President & CEO, SOMO Living, Inc.

8:15 A Sustainable North Bay

  • Oren Wool | Executive Director, Sustainable North Bay
  • Chris Yalonis | President, VenturePad
  • Mark Westwind | Sustainable Contra Costa

9:00 Enterprises of Place - What Could Be Or Is Our Potential

Live - Understanding and living in our unique place by inhabiting the land in a relationship of partnering with nature. Work - Our work and our contributions to a community are place-based economies of integral relationships, and through re-investing into our place and communities. Play - Re-creating ourselves in relationship to our place, and to a changing world, realizing that our behavior and development is more essential than our technology.

  • Raymond Lucchesi RA, LEED AP | Principal, Regenesis
  • Caitlin Cornwall | Project Director, Sustainable Sonoma
  • Bert Whitaker | Director, Sonoma County Regional Parks

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM One Planet Cafe Table Talks

Jeff Kelly

Founder/Chief Business Development Officer

Joseph Button

Director of Sustainability

US Green Building Council - Redwood Empire Chapter

Green Building For All
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US Green Building Council Redwood Empire is a volunteer-based 501©(3) nonprofit organization. Our vision and mission is to improve the quality of life by transforming the design, composition, and operation of the places where we live, learn, work, and play within the short space of a generation. This mission means that our children and grandchildren will grow up in green and healthy homes.

Pachamama Alliance

Bringing forth a thriving, just and sustainable world that works for all.
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Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all.

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Lindsay Dyson
4155614522 x101
San Francisco

Sustainability in the Trenches: Measuring Performance, Value, and Return on Investment

2:30 - 3:30 PM
Boardroom
How do sustainability professionals turn a strategic initiative into measurable performance? This panel of experienced sustainability managers will relay stories of past implementations and future plans, how they operationalize directives, and how they develop measures of the success (or not) of company sustainability initiatives.

Enterprises of Place - What Could Be Or Is Our Potential

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Boardroom
Live - Understanding and living in our unique place by inhabiting the land in a relationship of partnering with nature. Work - Our work and our contributions to a community are place-based economies of integral relationships, and through re-investing into our place and communities. Play - Re-creating ourselves in relationship to our place, and to a changing world, realizing that our behavior and development is more essential than our technology.

Funding the Green Gap

10:30 - 11:30 AM
Boardroom
Financing remains a key hurdle in the recovery with thousands of Sonoma County residents needing to rebuild their home or expand their business. At the same time, Sonoma County has the opportunity to become a global leader in environmentally-sustainable practices with an abundance of local and sustainable enterprise. In this session, the panel will highlight their work in addressing the financial challenges of recovery and opportunities for sustainable development.

Kindred Fair Trade Handcrafts

Supporting global artisan fair wages, healthy work environments and sustainable resource use
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For 16 years, Kindred Fair Trade Handcrafts in downtown Santa Rosa has been offering beautiful handmade gifts made by artisans in developing countries. Fair trade means these craftspeople receive fair wages; work in clean, healthy work conditions; and use sustainable manufacturing processes. Each purchase helps send a child to school, provides medicine and strengthens communities. Thank you for building a better world through fair trade!

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Julie Montgomery
707-579-1459
Santa Rosa

Agritourism Benefits for Farms & Ranches

1:00 - 2:00 PM
Boardroom
Agritourism is part of the world's largest industry, tourism. Hand in hand with nature, adventure, and heritage tourism, agritourism is repopulating the map of rural destinations and is bringing unprecedented numbers of tourists to California's farms and ranches, eager to learn where their food comes from. In this panel, the speakers will discuss ways in which farms can harness tourism on their properties to create new, diversified sources of revenue and increase their own property's visibility.

Recology Sonoma Marin

Recycling, Compost, Waste Reduction, Resource Conservation, Carbon Sequestration
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Recology has served communities in Northern California for almost 100 years and is now providing service to much of the West Coast of the country.

Our rallying cry is “WASTE ZERO”, and we strive to find the best and highest use of all materials we collect. This philosophy conserves resources, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and diverts material away from the landfill.

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Celia Furber
707-806-9114
Santa Rosa

VenturePad

Marin's Premier Cowork Space and Entrepreneurship Center in downtown San Rafael, newly opened in March.
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VenturePad is Marin’s premier cowork community and business incubator, opened in March.  Located at 1020 B Street in downtown San Rafael, VenturePad fills a need in Marin County for affordable, accessible and professional coworking space and entrepreneur support services for start-ups, solopreneurs, creatives, freelancers & telecommuters to help them reach their professional & personal goals. Our impact oriented, values-driven community supports you with affordable shared office space, training & expert mentoring.

Get out of the home office when you need to. Upgrade from the coffee shop.  Don't get into a sublet or office lease by yourself, come share our office space, join our coworking community and work around others in a workspace with an open desk or private desk, and meeting rooms. Be a part of something bigger with a mission and a vision that aligns with your values!

Why VenturePad?

•   Professional upgrade from the home office. Get away from distractions, interruptions and the entertainment temptations. Reduce the entrepreneur isolation and loneliness.

•   Time to move beyond the café.  Feeling like a space parasite at your local cafe? Work with a comfortable table & chair optimized for productive work and professional meetings. Get away from the din of food service and constant people traffic. 

•   Have business meetings in a professional setting with conference rooms, private office settings with supper fast Wi Fi, big screens, ergonomic chairs, wonderful natural and task lighting.

•   Wake up with purpose and have a place to go working side by side with driven, smart peers and advisors who will inspire you, help you become more effective and reach your goals faster.

•   Work in a buzzing, friendly downtown neighborhood filled with the best of San Rafael’s restaurants, shops, business and amenities. VenturePad is a short walk to the San Rafael transit center and the new SMART train station, and under 5 minutes to I-101. Parking is plentiful. Walking and biking are do-able and encouraged!

Memberships start at $95/mth. Go to www.venturepad.works

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Chris Yalonis
415-309-0331
San Rafael

Steven Sheldon

Independent Architecture & Planning Professional

John Stayton

Executive Director of Graduate and Executive Programs
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