Sonoma County Climate Action

Educate, Organize, Act!

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SONOMA COUNTY!

350 Sonoma, an all-volunteer non-profit, is working to slow climate change and promote climate justice in the county. We're part of 350 Bay Area and inspired by 350.org, the international climate action organization founded by Bill McKibbon. We meet the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Join us!

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Good News!

The Clipper BayPass will be available to all enrolled students FREE

 of charge and allows travel on all public transit services that accept Clipper cards for free. For 2 years! 

 What services will the Clipper BayPass cover?

The Clipper BayPass will allow access to all bus, rail, and ferry services in the 9-county San Francisco Bay Area that accept Clipper (listed at right) for no charge For details on how to apply check it out here! 

https://sustainability.santarosa.edu/clipper-baypass-faq

Follow and support Bikeable Santa Rosa

If you live, work, or visit Santa Rosa, please consider joining our campaign for high-comfort bicycle infrastructure. We are an all-volunteer organization, made up of people who want to use bicycles to get around town. We’re calling on the city to replace our current street design — which makes it stressful and unsafe to get where we need to go — with protected bike lanes and other best-practice infrastructure. We’re serious about having fun and building a better Santa Rosa for us all! 

We can do this!  We can transform Sonoma Co into a beautiful Transportation haven that works for everyone. 

Get on Board here

Get involved in Sonoma County TRANSIT MONTH

                 Project of Sonoma Transit Riders United (SoTRU) 

Sonoma County Transit Riders United  is joining the Bay Area Transit month with activities in the week of Sept 19-23. Public Transit is an important part of transitioning to a carbon free future. SoTru is committed to supporting current riders and building new ridership by improving Transit across Sonoma County and streamlining its connection to the bay area. 

Take the Transit Challenge! Take our Survey and win Prizes! Ride along with your favorite official! All this and more. Check out the link for more info. 

 Transit Month Outreach Packet 

         Why is Public Transit a climate issue? 

  • Transportation accounts for about 60% of our activity based carbon emission in Sonoma Co. 
  • To reach zero carbon by 2030, we need to shift most of our trips from car to transit and active transportation (walking and biking.)

       Currently transportation is a 2 tier system where cars have the upper hand. To Achieve Transit Equity  we need smart planning and investment in public transportation that is reliable, affordable, safe and zero carbon. Please join us by going to the outreach packet link:   Transit Month Outreach Packet   to see how you can support us and get involved.  

To learn more about the greater bay area efforts on expanding and improving transit check out  https://www.seamlessbayarea.org/  and https://sftransitriders.org/transitmonth/ 

And if riding a bicycle is your thing, connecting bikes with Transit is win-win!

Food Localization Action Group Meeting

Thursday August 18, 2022 6pm, at the Sebastopol Grange

Please join us for a look at Two Paths To Local Food at our next Food Localization Action Group.  We will explore how both local government and direct community action can help realize local food autonomy, and pinpoint what each of us can do now.

When: Thursday Aug 18, 2022, 6pm outdoor potluck, 6:45pm indoor presentation and chat

What to Bring:  Your picnic set (plate, bowl, cup, utensils) and food to share, a mask if needed for indoors

Where: Sebastopol Grange 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Hwy 12

Sign-up here 

July 24-30 is Zero Waste Week in Sonoma County!

Join us for our first Zero Waste Week in Sonoma County! We will celebrate and promote waste reduction lifestyle practices through various events, workshops, and webinars. The week will culminate in our 3rd annual Zero Waste North Bay Symposium, which is a full-day conference. Listen to speakers and mingle with zero waste leaders in our region. 

Check it out here.

Coalition Opposing New Gas Stations

Stop Building New Gas Stations, Now! 

        Congas, The Coalition opposing New Gas Stations continues to hold the line! 

 You can help!  Please write to  your Sonoma county supervisor by JULY 12 and ask them to support a prohibition on new gas stations in Sonoma County. Read updates about Congas and how you can help here.   

Climate Resilient Lands Strategy Released for Public Input

Sonoma County’s Climate Action and Resiliency Division and Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District  released the Sonoma County Climate Resilient Lands Strategy, a document designed to provide structure and guidance to climate-related efforts throughout the county, with a focus on natural and working lands. Alongside the full draft strategy, an Overview and Critical Concepts document is also available, which offers a summary of the full strategy alongside key excerpts.  Submit comments on either document by 5pm July 15, 2022. The Overview and Critical Concepts document has also been translated into Spanish.  To read the overview click here.    Read full story

Food Localization Action Group Meeting

Thursday July 21, 2022 6pm at the Sebastopol Grange

Are you concerned about inflation, the environment, and ……………..?

Then come join us for a program hosted by Sonoma County’s Food Localization Action Group.

We will invite you to consider new ways of addressing the issues we face. After a chance to eat, drink, and socialize, we will discuss:

* How re-integrating food production into our cities and rural periphery can address social, economic, and environmental concerns.* Why we need a different way of thinking of farming and gardening.* How we can regain control over our lives and build a more self-sufficient society, right here, right now, without waiting for distant governments or elites to act.… and more. Plus, an exciting Q&A afterwards!Bring your friends, the date you want to impress, a good beverage, a dish to share, and lots of curiosity to the Sebastopol Grange at 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Hwy 12 on Thursday, July 21.

Potluck Dinner at 6pm, program at 6:45pm.

Free. (Donations welcome). See you there!

Please RSVP to let us know you’re planning on attending. 

https://forms.gle/3XWfi9kmbjwVph34A

CA is drowning in plastic!

50% of the plastic we produce is discarded after single use.

The California Plastic Pollution and Recycling Act on the ballot in Nov. 2022 would responsibly reduce harmful single-use plastic packaging and foodware. 

Join Isabella Gonzalez Potter from The Nature Conservancy, who will be presenting background, possible solutions, and up-to-the-minute updates on the initiative. She will also share information about legislation currently in play in California to address the plastics crisis. All welcome!

350 Bay Area Action Legislative Committee Monthly Meeting 

June 12, 2022  3:00 – 4:00 pm

Zoom Link for Sunday June 12, 2022 at : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8456950219?pwd=eFMwSnFPZjFCb0Z4L2VKR284a0p5Zz09

350 Bay Area Action: Link to 350 BAA

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