current actions we recommend

Carbon Gardens: A Dirt Simple Solution to Climate Change.

Daily Acts and the Russian River Watershed Association have co-created an educational campaign to encourage residents to help sequester carbon in their home landscapes: Carbon Gardens: A Dirt Simple Solution to Climate Change

The campaign is centered on a series of brief videos in both English and Spanish, which will be launched on social media and Daily Acts’ website, accompanied by additional resources and opportunities to receive incentives and prizes.

Check out their series of brief educational videos and related resources in both English and Spanish starting November 7th at dailyacts.org/carbongardens. Sonoma and Mendocino County residents who share their carbon gardening stories and photos with Daily Acts will receive a voucher for one free yard of organic compost, while supplies last, and be entered into a raffle for a bunch of exciting prizes!

Revisa su serie de videos breves educativos y los recursos relacionados a partir del 7 de noviembre en dailyacts.org/jardinesdecarbono. Los residentes de los condados de Sonoma y Mendocino que compartan a Daily Acts sus historias e imágenes de jardinería de carbono recibirán un cupón para una yarda de compost orgánico gratis, hasta agotar existencias, ¡y entrarán a una rifa para un montón de premios geniales!

Civic Engagement!

Volunteer for civic engagement: Voting and protecting our democracy is important work!  Increasing Voter turnout through voter registration can really help to increase the voices of all individuals. Contact us at info@350sonoma.org  for this and other “get out the vote” projects. We can get you connected!

Public Transit for All

The Work of improving “Public Transit for All” continues beyond Sept. On October 25 the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors votes on whether to fund new transit projects. This is important because it is a first step in transforming Sonoma County public transportation, and creating Transit Equity for all.   Visit  http://www.sonomatransit.org/  for more details on how you can help. You don’t need to be a transit rider to help.

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.