Sustainable Sonoma is a forum where a diverse group of Sonoma Valley leaders representing businesses, environment, social justice, nonprofits, and government take action on solutions to our community’s biggest challenges.
Sonoma Valley suffers from a severe housing crisis that affects every aspect of our community. The future of our community is at stake.
All of Sonoma Valley is talking about our housing situation: why it’s a problem, and how we can fix it. To address these concerns, Sustainable Sonoma and the City of Sonoma are holding forums where locals can discuss and learn more about this important issue.
Thank you to our generous supporters, who helped us meet our $50,000 matching grant challenge! Our work would not be possible without you.
At 20 listening sessions since March this year, Sustainable Sonoma recorded over 1,600 comments about what Sonoma Valley residents and workers want for the future of their community. Thank you to all who participated!
Housing affordability is what Sonoma Valley people most want for our community's future. Where do we go from here? Share your ideas, examples from other communities, studies, and anything else you want us to know about.
Sustainable Sonoma is a platform for the diverse interests in Sonoma Valley to come to the table for the benefit of the community. Our core partners are working together to build a common agenda, shared measurement systems, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and backbone support for our partners.
What do we mean by “Sustainable”?
A sustainable community is one that is economically, environmentally, and socially healthy and resilient. It meets challenges through integrated solutions rather than through fragmented approaches that meet one of those goals at the expense of the others. As a result, a sustainable community manages its human, natural, and financial resources to meet current needs while ensuring that adequate resources are equitably available for future generations.
Source: Institute for Sustainable Communities
why do we need sustainable Sonoma?
Our mission is to make positive change in Sonoma Valley by aligning the interest groups in the community towards shared goals and measurable targets, and supporting efforts that achieve those goals. This common agenda will align our activities and accelerate success in achieving a just, thriving, sustainable community.
Sonoma Valley is a thriving, just, sustainable community, a model for Sonoma County, the state, and the nation.
Act locally to replicate globally!