A generous Sonoma Valley donor has offered a $50,000 challenge gift to Sustainable Sonoma. Right now, donors can double their impact when they support this initiative. Sustainable Sonoma brings together an unprecedented coalition of local leaders to tackle the big challenges our community faces like affordability, housing, sustainable tourism, inequality, and others.
People who want Sustainable Sonoma’s approach to succeed can make a difference right now by seeing their tax-deductible donation to Sustainable Sonoma double in size.
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?
Please share your ideas, examples from other communities, studies, and anything else you want community leaders on the Sustainable Sonoma Council to know about.
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.
why do we need sustainable Sonoma?
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.
There are many ways in which Sustainable Sonoma will impact Sonoma Valley. Through the collective impact process, we are finding common ground between the economy, environment and everyone—people & society. Here are some ways we will work together to achieve a shared vision of Sonoma Valley.
Conversation, trust building, clarity, alignment
Collaboration on multi-benefit solutions: Policy, projects, RESOURCES
From April-October 2018, we held listening sessions throughout geographic areas and with specific interest groups in Sonoma Valley that are designed to gather community input about the future of Sonoma Valley.
If not here, Where? If not now, when?
a VISION FOR 2030
Sonoma Valley is a thriving, just, sustainable community,
a model for Sonoma County, the state, and the nation.
Here are examples of what Sonoma valley might look like if it were truly 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.
Act locally to replicate globally!