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Climate Action Night

Please join us at the 5th Annual Santa Rosa Junior College 

Climate Action Night 

April 20th, 4:30-6:30pm 

 Bertolini Student Center at SRJC

1501 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa

Student groups from Sonoma County high schools, Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State will present tri-fold posters, “science fair style” about California State Assembly or Senate bills, and local county and city campaigns.  The goal is to educate the community about current legislation and local campaigns related to climate change, climate justice and sustainability, so that they can take action to enact climate solutions.   

Please help us spread the word!  

Resources for educators:

Wondering about electric appliance replacements for homes? This next Carbon Conversation is for you.

You are invited to the April 5 Carbon Conversation

Electrify Your Home: Tips and strategies for electrifying your home from Sean Armstrong of Redwood Energy.  In addition, Sebastopol Climate Action Committee Energy Group Members will be sharing their experience of selecting electric replacement appliances.

Audience: Community, Teachers, Students, Everyone.
Time: doors open at 6:30pm. Program starts at 7pm.
Location: Sebastopol Grange. 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Hwy 12
Cost: FREE. Donations WelcomeLearn more &Register at
Sponsors: The Rahus Institute, Sebastopol Grange, BayREN

Zero Waste!

Many of our local markets now have a bulk section, some even let you bring your own containers to fill.  Check out your favorite local markets and see what you can buy in the bulk refill section, ask to bring your own containers (glass mason jars, cloth sacks) if your store is not yet allowing one to bring their own container or if the store is only providing plastic bags for bulk shopping.

In Sonoma County there are also several bulk buy refill stores for personal and cleaning items including REFILL MADNESS(Sonoma Valley), SONOMA COUNTY TRADING COMPANY(Windsor), HERITAGE ALCHEMY and FLORICO REUSE + REFILL(Santa Rosa), REFILL MERCANTILE (Petaluma), and HOME BODY REFILL (Sebastopol).   Buy reusable containers or bring your own to fill with products for many household and personal use.  Zero Waste Sonoma has an interactive map to help locate local refill stores.

You are invited to the next Sebastopol Carbon Conversation March 1. 2023

Rainwater cisterns are making a comeback in West County. Learn how this strategy can be applied in your neighborhood.


Audience: Community, Teachers, Students, Everyone.
Time: doors open at 6:30pm. Program starts at 7pm.
Location: Sebastopol Grange. 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Hwy 12
Cost: FREE. Donations Welcome- Register at
Sponsors: The Rahus Institute, Sebastopol Grange, Sonoma Water Agency
Link to flier

Sebastopol Carbon Conversations have returned!

The Rahus Institute and the Sebastopol Grange are excited to announce the return of the Carbon Conversations series beginning February 1, 2023 with the premier of Sonoma County Climate 2050 video!

Carbon Conversations were created to bring  our community together for education and conversation around specific climate topics. The series will continue the first Wednesday of each month through June 2023. Each conversation will begin at 7pm (doors open at 6:30) and will be held at the Sebastopol Grange. The series topics will be:

March 1st Rainwater Cisterns in the drought era. The Salmon Creek experience. John Green, Goldridge RCD

April 5th. Electrifying your Home. The shift to Clean Energy starts at home. Sean Armstrong, Redwood Energy

May 5th Teaching Climate
Youth-led Climate Solution projects.

June 7th Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure.

Audience: Community, Teachers, Students, Everyone.
Location: Sebastopol Grange. 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Hwy 12, Sebastopol, CA
Cost: FREE. Donations Welcome. Registration is required.
Register at

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 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 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  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  for more details on how you can help. You don’t need to be a transit rider to help.