Environment
 

THE MIX OF LAND USES SUPPORTS ECOLOGICAL HEALTH AND ECONOMIC WELL-BEING

 

Below are examples of the qualities that a sustainable environment in Sonoma Valley might have, as identified by a small but broad set of Sonoma Valley people in 2016 to stimulate community conversation. *

  • Growth and development occur within already developed areas, protecting agricultural and natural areas from development

  • The built environment (buildings, roads, energy grid, communications grid) is restrained to protect our community's rural character

  • The wildlife, plant communities, and natural systems that support and delight us are healthy and resilient to the impacts of climate change

  • We have a reliable supply of clean water for people and nature

  • Greenhouse gas emissions from here are consistent with < 1.5 degrees (C) of global climate change


* Ava Castro (Future Farmers of America, church, youth),  Beth Dadko (Sonoma County Department of Health Services, Health Action), Caitlin Cornwall (Sonoma Ecology Center), Juan Hernandez (La Luz), Katherine Fulton (Sonoma Valley Fund), Laurie Decker (Chamber of Commerce), Mike Benziger (Retired Farmer), Patricia Shults (Chamber of Commerce), Richard Dale (Sonoma Ecology Center)


 

What do you think?

TELL US WHAT A SUSTAINABLE environment MEANS TO YOU.

Kim JonesComment