Easy Home Composting Workshop (Webinar)

The City of Santa Rosa invites you to attend a free virtual home composting workshop. Did you know that the number one item in our garbage is organic food scraps? Over 21% of what is in the average garbage can is food scraps. Combined yard trimmings and food scraps equal more than 54% of the ... Read more

Spanish Language Composting Workshop

Bayer Farm 1550 West Ave, Santa Rosa, CA

Learn how to turn yard waste and kitchen scraps into garden gold! During this one-hour free Spanish language workshop you need to learn how to make your own compost for your garden.  Discover the basics of composting and find the composting system that's right for you.  You will learn why is important to compost, how ... Read more

Upcycled Art Assemblage Demonstration

Santa Rosa Art Center 312 South A St, Santa Rosa, CA

Artwork made from objects that have satisfied their original use. Upcycled art promotes conservation of our planet's limited resources. New, original uses for so-called disposable objects. Reusing these objects in artwork reduces the amount of trash going to landfill. Please join us for a free assemblage demonstration of the art on display in this exhibit ... Read more

Reducing Food Waste Class

Sonoma Family Meal Kitchen 1370A Redwood Way, Petaluma, CA

Join us in our Community Kitchen as we explore ways to reduce food waste at home. We will show you how to use up leftovers and other things that would end up in the trash. Learn how to make meatless meatballs, “cream of the fridge” risotto, chard stem gratin, and more. Wednesday, July 28, 2022 ... Read more

Education Booth at Thursday Night Market

Windsor Town Green 701 McClelland Dr, Windsor, CA

Visit the Waste Less Windsor booth to sign a zero waste pledge, purchase a reusable metal cup for the concerts (and get $1 off drinks), and watch recycling videos made in collaboration with Windsor Rotary

Mend & Befriend

Sebastopol Grange Sebastopol Grange Hall 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol, CA, United States

We ask that participants bring clothes or fabric items that need repair and also sewing supplies if you have any. We can help each other learn mending techniques both basic and decorative like embroidery and Sashiko: The Japanese Art of Mending Fabric with Beautiful Stitches. Bring any yard tools that you would like to mend, ... Read more

Tour of Redwood Landfill Compost Facility & Compost Giveaway

Join us for a tour of the WM Redwood Composting Facility, which is one of three composting facilities that currently process green cart and bin material from Sonoma County residents. See and learn how food scraps and plant trimmings are transformed into carbon rich compost on a large scale with advanced technology. Free bagged compost ... Read more

WeACT Roadside Cleanup

Windsor Rd. & Sanders Rd. in Windsor, CA

Meet at the corner of Windsor Road & Sanders for meet, greet, coffee, pastries and instructions. WeAct will provide collection bags for trash and items that are recyclable and pickers. It is recommended that participants bring their own gloves. The street areas to be covered have minimal shoulders so this trash pick-up is not recommended ... Read more

Colgan Creek Cleanup (Santa Rosa)

Colgan Creek 3600 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa, CA

Help us remove trash and other debris to prevent it from reaching the Laguna de Santa Rosa, and making its way to the Russian River and Pacific Ocean. The Colgan Creek Trail is a 1.2-mile paved trail running along a portion of the creek between Bellevue Avenue and Todd Road in southwest Santa Rosa. This ... Read more

Gleaning Plums at Jack London State Park

Jack London State Park 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA

Farm to Pantry is looking for volunteers to help harvest plums at Jack London State Park. We are a gleaning organization that harvests produce from farms and properties around Sonoma County that would otherwise go to waste, and redistributes that food to a variety of partner organizations working to combat food insecurity. Join us to harvest ... Read more

Compost Workshop (English language)

Guerneville Regional Library 14107 Armstrong Woods Rd., Guerneville, CA, United States

Sonoma County Master Gardener Jennifer Roberts shares how to turn yard waste and kitchen scraps into wonderfully rich compost you can use as a soil amendment or mulch in your garden! Come discover the basics of regular composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms). Registration required: https://conta.cc/3naYo7K

Canning/Preserving class and tour of Advanced Energy Center

SCP Advanced Energy Center 741 4th St, Santa Rosa

Join Master Food Preservers in the SCP Advanced Energy Center and learn the ins and outs of canning tomatoes.  We’ll talk through when you need to use a pressure canner and when a steam or water bath canner is needed.  We’ll address induction and traditional cooktops.  Save the bounty of your garden to enjoy throughout ... Read more

Free

Solar Panel Collection Event – Petaluma

Lucchesi Park 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA, United States

Join Zero Waste Sonoma, the Conservation Corps North Bay, and CalRecycle as we host a series of residential solar panel collection events! Use the link below to schedule an appointment. Panels must be generated by a resident (not a business) in Sonoma County. Residents can bring a maximum of 40 panels. Appointment required. Register here.

Produce & Pantry Food Share

Petaluma Regional Library 100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA

Wanted! Your surplus homegrown produce or unexpired pantry goods to share. Help eliminate food waste and support our community! Feel free to trade for items you don't have or simply take what you will eat. All leftover food will be donated to local food recovery organizations. Co-sponsored by 350 Petaluma and the Petaluma Regional Library. ... Read more

Sonoma Clothing & Toy Swap

Refill Madness 500 W Napa Street, STE 540, Sonoma, CA, United States

Drop off clean clothing and toys in good condition between July 18-22, and drop by Refill Madness in Sonoma, July 25-27 to browse items from the selection for free!

Virtual Tours of the Laguna Water Treatment Plant

To learn more about the Regional Water Reuse System and the Laguna Treatment Plant, visit srcity.org/treatmentplant to view water reuse videos. These resources are available any time, and can be accessed at your convenience.

Sebastopol Clothing Swap

Sebastopol Town Square Weeks Way, Sebastopol, CA, United States

Join us for a fun, free community event for all ages to share and exchange clothes. Bring your clean, pre-loved items to the Sebastopol Town Square to participate!

Film Screening: MICROPLASTIC MADNESS

The Clover Theater 121 E 1st St, Cloverdale, CA, United States

Are you concerned about the effects of microplastics on our environment?  You won’t want to miss this award-winning, inspirational documentary. Join local zero waste shop, SoCo Trading Co., at The Clover Theater in Cloverdale to view the inspiring, award-winning film "MICROPLASTIC MADNESS." This film is the story of 56 fifth graders from P.S. 15 in ... Read more

Nuestra Tierra ZWW Interview

This one hour interview will be conducted during the radio program Nuestra Tierra. The interview will focus on promoting all the events taking place during Zero Waste Week hosted by Hugo Mata. Jonathan Bravo from Bayer Farm will be presenting more information on the workshops and extend an invitation to everyone to interested to attend. ... Read more

Zero Waste Week Kickoff Mixer!

This is an event for Zero Waste Enthusiasts to come together to mix and mingle. This mixer is an opportunity to get to know the host organizations and upcoming events for Zero Waste Week. Attendees will also be able to check out Sonoma Clean Power's Advanced Energy Center and learn about programs to help residents ... Read more

Harvesting Summer Produce in Healdsburg

Join Farm to Pantry to harvest the beginnings of summer produce including squash, cucumbers, lettuce and more. Gleaning Volunteer signup sheet available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KJnz8dkRi4_kUj5Yjg6UypwwW7F97afxTyXotIxFzpI/edit#gid=0

Leave No Trace: Russian River Kayak Cleanup

Steelhead Beach Regional Park 9000 River Road, Forestville, CA, United States

Join Regional Parks as we remove trash from the stretch of the Russian River that runs from Steelhead Beach to Sunset River Park. Reserve a kayak through Regional Parks or bring your own. All litter pick up tools will be supplied by Regional Parks along with lunch, drinks and snacks. Volunteers should wear clothes and ... Read more

Tour of the Laguna Water Treatment Plant

Laguna Water Treatment Plant 4600 Llano Road, Santa Rosa, CA, United States

Join Santa Rosa Water for a tour of the Water Treatment Plant and learn how we can do our part to reduce the load on this important public resource. Two tour options: 7/25 @ 11:00am-12:30pm & 7/26 @ 1:00pm-2:30pm This tour requires advanced registration. Follow the link to sign up: https://www.srcity.org/FormCenter/Santa-Rosa-Water-7/Zero-Waste-Week-Laguna-Treatment-Plant-T-146

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event – Petaluma

Do you have paint, chemicals, or other hazardous waste that you've been wondering how to dispose of properly? Did you know that Zero Waste Sonoma  offers free HHW Collection Events every Tuesday at different locations throughout Sonoma County? To book an appointment, click on your desired appointment location, date, and time from the options on ... Read more

Home Gardener Produce Exchange

Sebastopol Grange Sebastopol Grange Hall 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol, CA, United States

The Food Recovery Coalition and the Sebastopol Grange Produce Exchange/Donation are teaming up to help you set up a Produce Exchange that works in your area. The Produce Exchange/Donation held at the Sebastopol Grange is in its 5th year and we'd like to share ideas and sample fliers with those interested in setting up an ... Read more

Eco-Tabling at the Sonoma Tuesday Night Market

Sonoma Plaza 453 1st St. E, Sonoma, CA, United States

Stop by our booth at the Sonoma Tuesday Night Market to learn about resources and ways to implement sustainable practices into your lifestyle, with Refill Madness, Sonoma Ecology Center, and Zero Waste Sonoma.

Nathanson Creek Cleanup

Nathanson Creek Corner of 2nd St. East & East MacArthur, Sonoma, CA

Celebrate Sonoma County's 2023 Zero Waste Week with Sonoma Ecology Center cleaning up Nathanson Creek Preserve after a year of heavy rain! Join us at Nathanson Creek Preserve at the corner of 2nd St. East and East MacArthur in Sonoma from 10 am - 1 pm for coffee, pastries, and some trash grabbin'! More information ... Read more

Spanish Language Compost Workshop

Bayer Farm 1550 West Ave, Santa Rosa, CA

This workshop will be at Bayer Farm . It will be a 1.5 hour workshop that will be combined with their community food sharing event that takes place at 12:30pm. It is open for everyone, but it will be conducted completely in Spanish.

Tour of the Laguna Water Treatment Plant

Laguna Water Treatment Plant 4600 Llano Road, Santa Rosa, CA, United States

Join Santa Rosa Water for a tour of the Water Treatment Plant and learn how we can do our part to reduce the load on this important public resource. Two tour options: 7/25 @ 11:00am-12:30pm & 7/26 @ 1:00pm-2:30pm This tour requires advanced registration. Please follow the link to register: https://www.srcity.org/FormCenter/Santa-Rosa-Water-7/Zero-Waste-Week-Laguna-Treatment-Plant-T-147

Recology Village: Fort Fest

Old Courthouse Square Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, CA

For Zero Waste Week 2023, Recology Sonoma Marin will be hosting Recology Village at the Wednesday Night Market on July 26th, 5pm-8:30pm. The Recology booth will be putting on Fort Fest, a fun interactive experience for kids. They will have the chance to explore reuse with play by using cardboard to create a castle/fortress/house and ... Read more

Saving Energy at Home – a free workshop

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library 6250 Lynne Condé Way, Rohnert Park, CA, United States

What uses the most energy in your home?  What repairs or upgrades around the house will make the biggest impact on your energy bills?  What DIY projects can you tackle yourself?  Why all the buzz about going all-electric?  We dig into all of that and more during our free Home Energy Workshop brought to you ... Read more

Ahorro de Energía en el Hogar – Un taller gratuito

La Luz 17560 Greger St., Sonoma, CA, United States

¿Qué es lo que consume más energía en su hogar?  ¿Qué tipo de reparaciones o mejoras en la casa tendrán el mayor impacto en sus facturas de energía?  ¿Qué proyectos puedes hacer tú mismo?  ¿Por qué hay todo este alboroto de hacer el cambio a todo eléctrico?  Hablaremos más a fondo de todo esto y ... Read more

Streamside Creek Protector Adventure Day (ages 5+)

Streamside Drive Restoration Area 4271 Streamside Dr., Santa Rosa, CA, United States

Running out of summer break activities for your family? Bring your kids down to the Streamside Drive Restoration Area along Santa Rosa Creek! You'll join our naturalists from the Storm Water and Creeks Team to learn about the fascinating history of the region, dive into the wonders of the world, look for birds and wildlife, ... Read more

Mend & Befriend

Sebastopol Grange Sebastopol Grange Hall 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol, CA, United States

Menders and crafters of all ages come join us for a special Thursday M&B to join Sonoma County in Zero Waste Week! Bring your supplies, tools, sewing machines and projects to work and socialize together. We sit, talk, help each other and have an all around good time while fixing things. In addition we have ... Read more

Roadside Cleanup with North Bay Zero Waste

Stony Point Rd. 3207 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa, CA, United States

Come on down to Stony Point and help clean up our town with other Zero Waste enthusiasts! Please fill out the attached volunteer release form and bring a printed copy to the event. Meeting place is Stony Point Market, located at 3207 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa. Please arrive by 6:00pm. High visibility vests, pickers, ... Read more

Compost Facility Tours & Compost Giveaway

Redwood Landfill & Compost Facility 8950 Redwood Hwy, Novato, CA, United States

Have you ever wondered what happens to the food scraps and plant trimmings you place in your green bin? These organic materials are transported and then composted at large industrial facilities in the North Bay Area. If you'd like to see the process in action, join us for a tour at the WM Redwood Composting ... Read more

Tours of a Sustainable Pig Farm – CANCELLED

Takenoko Farms 8789 Starr Road, Windsor, CA, United States

Join us for a tour of a sustainable pig farm that takes in food scraps from all around Sonoma County. Closed toed shoes required, bring water, and please no children under the age of 10 for this tour.  Two tour times with a maximum of 12 participants on each tour. One starting at 9:30am, and ... Read more

Tours of Greenlynx Lumber Yard & Reuse Store

Greenlynx 3220 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, CA, United States

Do you know the difference between demolition and deconstruction? Hint: one saves trees, creates jobs and diverts waste from landfills and one doesn't! Come learn about deconstruction and reuse with a tour of the Greenlynx Lumber Yard and Reuse Store. Two tour times on 7/28: 12pm & 3pm Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-of-greenlynx-lumber-yard-reuse-store-tickets-673461691047 Find us on ... Read more

Intro to Composting Workshop (English)

Windsor Town Green Community Garden

Intro to Composting: Get started with a hot pile or worm bin For naturally healthy plants & soil ...compost. Learn how to turn yard debris and kitchen scraps into wonderfully rich compost to use as a soil amendment or mulch in your garden. Discover the basics of composting and worm composting and find a system ... Read more

Harvesting Summer Produce in Healdsburg

Join Farm to Pantry to harvest the beginnings of summer produce including squash, cucumbers, lettuce and more. Gleaning Volunteer signup sheet available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KJnz8dkRi4_kUj5Yjg6UypwwW7F97afxTyXotIxFzpI/edit#gid=0

Story Time & Craft Event – Create Beautiful Egg Carton Flowers

Rincon Valley Library 6959 Montecito Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA, United States

Come and join our children's librarian in the Rincon Valley Forum Room for an engaging session of books and songs with Amanda that will captivate young minds. Afterward, we will have a fun-filled craft activity where children will create beautiful flowers using recycled egg cartons. This craft is in honor of Zero Waste Week, presented ... Read more

Guerneville Litter Cleanup Event

Riverkeeper Park 16132 Main St., Guerneville, CA, United States

Join us on Saturday July 29th to help us cleanup Riverkeeper Park, the town of Guerneville, and River park across the green bridge! We need your help to keep these public spaces maintained and accessible. It’s easy to participate and we provide all the gloves, trash grabbers, and bags at check-in. When you arrive at ... Read more

Windsor Community Walk-Around and Livability Tour

Windsor Library 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor, CA, United States

Saturday, July 29, 10am-12pm, Windsor Library Come explore the Town Green area of Windsor with us as we will look at how the area can be improved for safety, walkability, bikes, and comfort. We will start a presentation on healthy community at 10:00am that will provide a lens to evaluate the areas we will visit. ... Read more

Rainwater Harvesting Tour with Daily Acts & City of Healdsburg

During this program, we will tour the landscapes of 2 different homes that include rainwater catchment and laundry-to-landscape graywater systems. Our hosts will highlight the system components, and design considerations, as well as rebates that you can take advantage of. When you attend this event you will also be entered to win a free Leaf ... Read more

Fix-it Clinic & Reuse Fair

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library 6250 Lynne Condé Way, Rohnert Park, CA, United States

Zero Waste Sonoma invites you to a Fix-it Clinic and Reuse Fair at the Rohnert Park-Cotati Library from 10am-2pm on Saturday July 29th. Bring your clothing, lamps, small appliances & electronics, and bicycles to get help with simple repairs. Cracked smartphone screen repairs will also be offered. Knife sharpening, a clothing swap, and guided mending ... Read more

Clothing Swap @ Fix-it Clinic & Reuse Fair

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library 6250 Lynne Condé Way, Rohnert Park, CA, United States

If you don't need anything repaired at the fix-it clinic, you can still join in the action at the Clothing Swap/Mending bar part of the event! Bring up to one bag of clean clothing/accessories in good condition. If you are willing to donate what doesn't get swapped out, then it will go to the United ... Read more

Pickling Demonstration at Sonoma Clean Power’s Advanced Energy Center

SCP Advanced Energy Center 741 4th St, Santa Rosa

Join Master Food Preservers of Sonoma County in the SCP Advanced Energy Center and learn how to make pickles!  We’ll focus on demonstrating how to use the bounty from your garden (or farmer's market) to make delicious, shelf-stable zucchini pickles and quick refrigerator pickles using most any vegetable.  Save the bounty of the season and add ... Read more

Charlie’s Acres Zero Waste Workshop & Animal Meet & Greet

Charlie's Acres 3281 Napa Rd., Sonoma, CA, United States

Join us for a meet and greet with some of our rescued animal residents as well as a workshop on making enrichment for farm animals, as well as dogs and cats, using recycled materials. Space is limited, so please register in advance using the link below! https://charliesacres.salsalabs.org/zerowasteweek

Plastic Take-Back Event at Trader Joe’s Petaluma

Petaluma Trader Joe's 169 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA, United States

In 2021, Americans discarded 51 metric tons of plastic. Nearly 95 percent ended up in landfills or oceans, or scattered in the atmosphere. It’s clear that we need to stop using so much plastic! As consumers, we can “vote” with our voices and dollars. Supermarkets are one place to begin. During Zero Waste Week, join ... Read more