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Scroll down for links to extensive resources for climate change, divestment, regenerative agriculture, state and local legislation, and zero waste.
350 Sonoma Meeting, April 18, 2018, Peace and Justice Center, Santa Rosa Sunny Galbraith reported on our Zero Waste Subcommittee’s activities and upcoming events. These are posted on our website: 350sonoma.org Marty Bennett of Jobs with Justice joined us for a...read more
Climate Change Sites and Articles
Follow these sites for background material, breaking news, technological breakthroughs, etc… generally covering the many broad aspects of climate change.
- Rocky Mountain Institute: Detailed information about clean energy, smart grids, energy efficiency, options for greening transportation.
- The Guardian US edition covering climate change: Breaking news and the politics surrounding climate change issues.
- Vox on the environment: Leading voices on climate change issues..
- CleanTechnica: Covers the details of clean cars and clean electricity, both in the US and internationally.
- Inside Climate News: A Pulitzer Prize-winning, non-profit, non-partisan news organization dedicated to covering climate change, energy and the environment.
- Carbon Tracker: Evaluates how climate change affects industries and capital markets.
Divestment Sites and Articles
- Fossil Free California: Up-to-date articles, breaking news, and coverage of related legislation.
- Go Fossil Free: Articles and information relating to world-wide divestment campaigns.
- Check out CleanTechnica’s Introduction to Fossil Fuel Divestment article for a solid overview of the issue and additional resources.
- Inside Climate News points out that insurers covering fossil fuel companies are facing increasing risk.
- A more third-way approach of engagement combined with divestment is covered by carbon tracker; it’s a little dry :/
Regenerative Ag Sites and Articles
Our favorite Websites:
- Soils for Life: A nonprofit from Australia which promotes the adoption of regenerative landscape practices.
- Regeneration International: Focused on educating the world about improving soil health through regenerative practices.
- Rodale Institute: A research institute that focuses on identifying and spreading organic farming best practices.
- CalCAN: Headquartered here in Sonoma County, CalCAN is a statewide coalition doing policy work to promote sustainable agriculture.
Books and Films:
- Soil Not Oil, Vendana Shiva (North Atlantic Books, 2015)
- The Soil Will Save Us, Kristen Olsen (Rodale Press, 2015)
- The Farming Solution, Eric Toensmeier (Chelsea Green, 2016)
- Gaia’s Garden: A guide to home-scale permaculture, Toby Hemenway (Chelsea, 2009)
- Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate, Wendy Johnson (Bantam 2008)
- Symphony of the Soil, video, Amazon
- Unbroken Ground, video, Patagonia Provisions
- Nine Little Films about Food and Farming, TheRules.org
Legislation Tracking Resources
Zero Waste Resources
- The Compost Coalition of Sonoma County: Working to bring composing and the production of high-quality compost back to the county.
- Sip It Sonoma: Zero Waste Sonoma’s effort to implement a policy to provide a straw only upon request. Help spread the word!
- Check out the Story of Stuff website for lots of ideas, actions and background on reducing waste.
- More ideas for reducing waste in your life at the Zero Waste Home blog. See which actions make sense for your life.
- CalRecyle offers lots of information about the zero waste movement, including examples of how other cities are taking action.