Rhianna Frank

Rhianna Frank is the Research and Program Coordinator for the Energy and Sustainability division of Santa Rosa Water. She is currently completing a MS degree in Environmental Management through the University of San Francisco. She also holds a BS degree in Water Quality from Sonoma State University and an AS degree in Natural Sciences from … Read more

Jordan Wells

Jordan received a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability from San Diego State University (SDSU) in May 2014 and joined the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) as an Intern in November 2014. She worked as an Associate for three years, then became a Project Manager in October 2017. Jordan manages the organization’s numerous grant projects to … Read more

Paul Lowenthal

Paul Lowenthal is the Assistant Fire Marshal with Santa Rosa Fire Department, he’s the CUPA program manager, public information officer and has been the Debris Task Force Leader for the City of Santa Rosa since the October wildfires coordinating directly with Local, State & Federal partners.

Zero Waste Invitation

Zero Waste is a big idea with one goal: to recognized items disposed as a resource and to reduce and eliminate waste. The Sonoma County Zero Waste Symposium will engage community stakeholders by showcasing zero waste policies, programs and infrastructure that design waste out of the system wherever possible and divert discarded materials through composting, … Read more

Will Bakx

Will Bakx started composting in 1982 at Sonoma State University as student manager of the Ecological Food Production Garden. In 1985 he launched Bennett Valley Farm Compost, processing various agricultural and fish industry discards. In 1993 he started the Sonoma county-wide yard debris composting program as Sonoma Compost Company (SCC). He has diverted over 1,800,000 … Read more

Courtney Scott

Courtney Scott is a Waste Management Specialist for the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency where she manages the household hazardous waste, used motor oil, and e-waste programs throughout Sonoma County. She’s been in the industry for seven years and recently received a grant from CalRecycle to promote the use of refillable camping size propane cylinders … Read more

Sunny Galbraith

Sunny Galbraith is an activist with local climate action group 350 Sonoma and a high school science and math teacher at Orchard View School in Sebastopol. With 350 Sonoma, she heads up the Zero Waste subcommittee, is on the Sonoma County Zero Waste Task Force, and works in collaboration with other local environmental and labor … Read more

Bike to Work Day Thursday, May 10!

Would you like to get outside, improve your fitness, save money, and contribute to a cleaner environment? Do you live within five miles of work (or a SMART station or bus stop)?  Give bicycle commuting a try! On Bike to Work Day, Energizer Stations are set up during the morning commute (6-9 am) along cycling routes throughout … Read more

Felicia Smith

Felicia Smith is a Waste Management Specialist at the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency, where she focuses on landfill diversion and waste reduction programs. Felicia also supports the Sonoma County Food Recovery Coalition on their mission to reduce food waste and enhance community resiliency.