GreenWaste Recovery

GreenWaste is a privately owned and locally operated recycling and diversion company that specializes in the collection and processing of residential and commercial trash, yard trimmings, curbside recyclables and food waste in addition to construction and demolition debris. GreenWaste has been a pioneer in the recycling industry since its inception in 1991 and has demonstrated … Read more

Jude Frates

Jude founded Sustainable Business Solutions (SCS) in 2011. SBS is dedicated to lowering operational cost through resource conservation, and creating leaders in sustainable business.

Sip It Sonoma

Sip It Sonoma Card Join the Sonoma County Zero Waste Symposium in eradicating BILLIONS of straws discarded annually. Straws and single-use plastics may be used for a minutes but last for a lifetime.   Do we really need straws for drinking?  Over 500,000,000 plastic straws are used each day in the United States.  While using one straw doesn’t seem like a big problem, these non-recyclable, … Read more

Patrick Carter

Patrick Carter has a strong desire to reduce waste. A lifelong recycler and a long-time composting advocate, Patrick is the Executive Director of the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency where he helps Sonoma County residents and businesses keep recyclable and compostable material out of the landfill. Patrick was an integral member of the program to … Read more

SOMO VIllage

WHAT IS SOMO VILLAGE? SOMO Village is an internationally recognized and award winning 175-acre redevelopment in southern Sonoma County in the City of Rohnert Park, California. THE SOMO DIFFERENCE A healthy, happy, high quality live-work community in one of the most beautiful places in the World. The community is being developed consistent with One Planet … Read more

JoAnn Moser

Started with Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire in September of 2014 as the Community Donation Manager and shortly after promoted to the Director of Operations. JoAnn is driven and passionate about making the world a cleaner place for future generations.

Brad Baker

Mr. Brad Baker currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SOMO Living LLC. SOMO is an investment holding company with investments in commercial real estate, technology and lifestyle companies, clean energy and develops deeply sustainable mixed-use communities. Brad is the visionary behind SOMO Village, an internationally recognized, deeply sustainable, mixed- use community … Read more

Kevin Drew

Kevin Drew is the Senior Residential & Special Projects Zero Waste Coordinator, San Francisco Department of Environment. Kevin has been involved in coordinating recycling, reuse and composting in SF since the 1980’s. The City of San Francisco set a goal in 2003 of getting to Zero Waste by 2020, this means no material to landfill … Read more

Dan Noble

Dan Noble is Executive Director of the Association of Compost Producers (ACP) since 2002, and has over 25 years of environmental market research, publishing and strategic consulting experience. ACP is a non-profit association of public and private organizations dedicated to increasing the quality, value and amount of compost being used in California. They do this … Read more

Leslie Lukacs

Leslie Lukacs is a sustainable materials management specialist at SCS Engineers and has over 18 years experience providing sound environmental and zero waste consulting services for the private and public sectors. Leslie serves on the Board of Directors of the Zero Waste International Alliance and is an advisor to Zero Waste USA and California Resource … Read more