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Sonoma County’s New Leaders For A Sustainable Future

The Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy‘s Class Of 2013.

Front Row (L to R): Gregg Sisneros, Jen Michaels, Sherie Michaile, Ana Horta, Karla Erovick, Melinda Kelley, Julie Montgomery, Kayla Fong, Brad Heavner

Back Row (L to R): Alex Anderson, Tanya Narath: Executive Director, Suzi O’Rear: Education Program Director, Sharon Hawthorne, Jennie Tasheff, Lindsay Tamm, Jen Lewis, Kelsey Metzler, Joan Linney, Peter Renfro, Rick Thesis: Founder & Board Chair, Brian Yuen, Bill Adams, Ryan Pedrotti, Pete Gang

8th Annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference

  SEC-2013-logo-200April 26, 2013 Sonoma Mountain Village Rohnert Park, CA

See Below For Highlights of the Day!

BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY: INVESTING IN SUSTAINABLE CHANGE

Audrey Davenport – Google Inc., Energy and Sustainability Team

Green@Google:  Investing In Sustainable Change

CALIFORNIA POLICY FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS SUCCESS

Assemblymember Marc Levine – California 10th Assembly District

POWER HOUR: BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES OF SONOMA CLEAN POWER

Efren Carrillo – 5th District Sonoma County Supervisor

Woody Hastings – Climate Protection Campaign

Duane Hartley – President, Motion Analysis Corporation

Dean Soiland – President, Bo Dean Co., Inc.

Lou Ratto – President, Ratto Group of Companies

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE ENTERPRISES IN THE NORTH BAY

Assemblymember Marc Levine – California 10th Assembly District

Dr. William S. Silver – Dean, Professor of Business Administration, Sonoma State University

Mark G. Nelson – Codding Entrepreneur in Residence, Sonoma State University

Brad Bollinger – Editor, North Bay Business Journal

GROWING PROFITS:  SONOMA COUNTY HEALTHY & SUSTAINABLE FOOD OPPORTUNITIES

Dr. Zeno Swijtink – Sonoma State University
Helen Kwon – Community Foods Advocate
Lisa Badenfort – Sonoma County Food System Alliance Coordinator, Ag Innovations Network
Jana Hill – Program Planning Analyst, Sonoma County Department of Health Services
Karen Foley – Founder & CEO, Foodie Crowd Funding – Foodie Tout

MULCH MADNESS:  GROW LOCAL BUSINESSES AND HARVEST COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Trathen Heckman – Founding Director, Daily Acts Organization
Will Bakx – Soil Scientist/Owner at Sonoma Compost Company
Dave Iribarne – Water Conservation Program Coordinator, City of Petaluma
Erin Axelrod – City Programs Coordinator, Daily Acts Organization

 


 

Earth Day Sonoma 2013

Transition Sonoma Valley and the Sonoma Ecology Center, along with many other local organizations, business and local citizens gathered together celebrating Earth Day on April 20th on the Sonoma Plaza in Sonoma, California.

The community honored the Earth by engaging the community within.  A lovely celebration indeed.  To learn more about these “Glocal Gals” – Click Here.

“Glocal Gals” Melinda Kelley & Jen Michaels standing next to City Hall in the center of Sonoma Square on the Plaza for Earth Day.  Surrounding the Plaza are numerous shops, restaurants, wine shops, tastings and more.

 

These Sonoma Valley Girls celebrated Earth Day by encouraging locals to “Think Global, Act Local”for building a resilient community.

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Home Improvements to Use Less Energy

Here is a video that current “Fellows” Brad Heavner, Joan Linney, Brian Yuen, and Peter Renfro created from The Leadership Institute of Ecology and the Economy.  These stories are from people who made their homes more energy efficient & received clean energy incentives from Energy Upgrade California.

 

“Some people improve the energy efficiency of their homes to reduce their carbon footprint and impact on global warming. Some do it to save money. All of them are impressed by how much more comfortable it makes their homes.”

Credo High School Project

On March 25, 2013

Current “Fellows” Julie Montegomery, Kayla Fong, Ryan Petrotti, Jackie Brittain, Sherie Michaile and Gregg Sisneros from The Leadership Institute of Ecology and the Economy completing their Credo High School Project at Credo High School in Rohnert Park, CA.

Credo High School receiving their green school certification.

Credo’s mission is to complete the K-8 education of North Bay public Waldorf students by offering an exemplary, holistic, college preparatory public charter high school that is inspired by Waldorf education and committed to teaching and modeling agricultural, environmental, economic, social and personal sustainability.