fresh green Sonoma: from local organics to Earth-friendly activities
Savor the sustainable future of Wine Country. Bite into a crisp good cause and support the growing movement to produce our Valley’s bounty in its purest form, employ environmentally responsible practices and reduce waste and pollution. Grapes free of pesticides. Biodegradable containers at cafés and markets. Solar powered wineries. Composting programs at luxury hotels. From restaurants that “buy local” to green builders, everybody is doing something to preserve our land, our way of life and our community.
Tread softly, play hard. Get back to nature with countless green adventures that respect the environment and reveal a wild Sonoma Valley like you’ve never seen it before. Our Valley boasts a long history of thinking green, from biodynamic viticultural vanguards to author Jack London, who ran his Beauty Ranch upon the principles of organic farming. Today you can bicycle to the farmer’s market and beyond, tour sustainable wineries, learn about spring wildflowers on a hike with a local naturalist, watch egrets fish as you kayak through wetlands or take an organic gardening class. In Sonoma Valley, eco-tourism is as easy as it is extraordinary.
water conservation letters
Sonoma County Supervisor Susan Gorin and Sonoma Mayor Tom Rouse have composed a water conservation letter to alert guests and visitors to the water shortage. Print and share so together we can save the resources we have.
with letterhead included
City of Sonoma Electric Car Charging Stations
The City of Sonoma offers two electric car charging stations. The stations can be accessed in the parking lot at 152 East Napa Street in Downtown Sonoma. You can download a map of the city of Sonoma charging station location HERE.
Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District permanently protects the diverse agricultural, natural resource, and scenic open space lands of Sonoma County for future generations. 707-565-7360
Sonoma County Farm Trails supports sustainable agricultural diversity in Sonoma County through the promotion of its members to ensure the preservation of Sonoma County's rich agricultural heritage for generations to come. 707-571-8288
Sonoma Ecology Center
Whether expressed in premiere wines or breathtaking natural vistas, Sonoma Valley's bounty and beauty are part of a unique natural heritage. The Sonoma Ecology Center works to retain this remarkable heritage for the future. Our mission is to work with our community to enhance and preserve the ecological health of Sonoma Valley. 707-996-0712
Cittaslow Sonoma Valley
Sonoma, California was named the first Cittaslow in the United States on November 28, 2009. Cittaslow, meaning "slow city," embodies the ideas of the international Slow Food organization, and extends its philosophy to a focus on quality of life issues and thoughtful attention to economy, lifestyle, and sustainable methods. Sonoma Valley joins the Cittaslow International Network of 129 towns in 29 nations around the world accredited since 1999. 707-343-6334
Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce
Green business is good business. The Sonoma Economic Development Partnership has three programs to support, assist, and recognize businesses in their efforts to protect the environment. 707-996-1033