UpCycle: Reimagine and Recycle

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

This exhibit features artwork made from objects that have satisfied their original use. UpCycled art promotes conservation of our planet’s limited resources. The inspired works showcase  new, original uses for so-called disposable objects. In addition, reusing these objects in artwork reduces the amount of trash going to landfill! There will be a demonstration of how ... Read more

Clothing Swap at Santa Rosa Community Market

Community Market - Santa Rosa 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

Clean out your closet and update you wardrobe! Bring your gently used clothing and accessories and take home some new-to-you items. Brought to you by the Community Market Green Team!

Solutions Sunday – Design Tomorrow

Spring Lake Park - Environmental Discovery Center 393 Violetti Rd., Santa Rosa, CA

Explore some ways that science is helping our community in the fight against climate change through games, crafts, and experimentation! There are so many ways that creativity and science are connected, and it’s this connection that leads to the most impactful climate solutions. During our time together, we will learn about how cities, towns and ... Read more

Live at Juilliard Concert Series – Zero Waste Table

Juilliard Park 227 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, CA, United States

Stop by the Zero Waste Sonoma booth at Juilliard Park, Santa Rosa on Sunday, July 24th from 5-7PM to learn about Zero Waste Week events happening throughout the upcoming week, and  pick up a new copy of the 2022 Zero Waste Guide!

Nuestra Tierra Radio Show (Spanish)

89.1 FM Radio and KBBF.org

Nuestra Tierra/Our Earth is a one-hour radio show that serves as a resource hub that provides a voice to different environmental topics to outreach the Spanish-language audience in Sonoma County and surrounding areas where KBBF's signal is broadcasted. This show provides the opportunity to highlight the services and availability of resources from multiple agencies in ... Read more

Upcycle Film Camp

Sonoma Community Center 276 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA, United States

Upcycle Film Camp, Ages 10-15 One session: / July 25-29 / 10 am- 3:00 pm  / Ages 10-17 A one-week camp for youth to discover the world of upcycled movie making. They will use their imagination and innovation to write, build and create their own stop motion short film using unlikely materials like bicycle tubes,  ... Read more

$300 – $400

Reuse Roundtable

Sierra Club 55A Ridgway Ave., Santa Rosa, CA

Reuse Roundtable is a free public event with the goal of discussing our strengths and needs as a Reuse Community in Sonoma County. Come join us for an open dialogue centered on how we can reduce climate change by expanding, supporting, and developing our industry and infrastructure. Looking for reuse practitioners such as reuse retailers, ... Read more


Zero Waste Curious (In Person & Via Webinar)

Sierra Club 55A Ridgway Ave., Santa Rosa, CA

LEARN the why's and how's of Zero Waste - at home, work, school and events. Better understand today’s recycling and composting challenges and how you can make a difference. FIND OUT why the Bay Area is considered a hub of the Zero Waste movement, how Sonoma County fits in that picture. DISCOVER what local advocates, ... Read more

Sebastopol Grange Produce Exchange & Donation

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

What:  It is time for our yearly local project to redistribute homegrown produce and eliminate food waste.  This is an opportunity to trade surplus items from your garden for something you don’t have.  You may also bring produce that you have gleaned (with permission of course) from a neighbor’s yard. Check in for dates when we ... Read more

Zero Waste Water (Webinar)

Virtual: Webinar

When it comes to a home's irrigation system, a little maintenance can save a lot of water. Just one broken sprinkler head could waste up to 25,000 gallons of water! Join irrigation experts for a Q&A discussion on ways to eliminate water waste. Register today! https://www.savingwaterpartnership.org/events/zero-waste-water/ LINK TO THE RECORDING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo9LESA09ss

MRF tours at Recology Sonoma Marin

Released with Registration TBD

Come see the behind the scene of your recycling cart. Join us for a tour of our MRF (Material Recovery Facility) where all your recyclables are captured and sorted. Learn where your materials go after you place them in the bin and information on how to Waste Zero. This tour has limited capacity due to ... Read more


Nathanson Creek Preserve Cleanup

Nathanson Creek Preserve 1298 Dewell Dr., Sonoma, CA

This community creek clean up is with support from the Sonoma Ecology Center's Teen Enviroleader program, funded through Sonoma County Community Initiatives Fund, District 1. Come on down, and help tidy up the creek!

Sebastopol Rd Clean up

Dutton to Stony Point Santa Rosa

Neighborhood clean-up in the Roseland area. We will be working with volunteers and City Staff picking up garbage in the stretch of Sebastopol Rd. between Sebastopol Rd. and Stony Point and Dutton. The meeting location is at Mitote Food Truck Park, located at 665 Sebastopol Rd.

Gleaning Transport – Farm to Pantry

Farm to Pantry is hosting our biggest single-day glean ever for Zero Waste Week. We will have over 150 volunteers on 10+ properties to rescue apples from going to waste! We are in need of drivers to help us pull this off. Please sign up to drive and deliver a load (or 2!) of apples ... Read more

Zero Waste Petaluma Clothing Swap

Grand Central Petaluma Coffee 226 Weller St, Petaluma, United States

Join Zero Waste Petaluma (350Petaluma) for a communal clothing swap during this upcoming Zero Waste Week! Please bring gently used clothing and your own bag to participate in the fun. Please do not bring any tattered clothes or undergarments. The event will be held at Grand Central Petaluma Coffee Shop on the beautiful Petaluma River. ... Read more

Food Scrap Cooking Demo & Tour of Advanced Energy Center

SCP Advanced Energy Center 741 4th St, Santa Rosa

Dinner from what you’d usually put in the compost!? Yes! Don’t waste those precious carrot tops, beet greens or leftovers from the veggies you used for tonight’s dinner. We’ll show you how to get the most out of the food you grow yourself or purchase from the grocery store. We’ll give you LOTS of ideas ... Read more

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

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

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