Soiland Company


Soiland Company is a second-generation family business based in Sonoma County. We manufacture and sell aggregate rock, soil, compost, and mulch products from our three locations in Cotati, Sonoma, and Santa Rosa.


The Recology mission represents a fundamental shift from traditional waste management to resource recovery. Our vision at Recology is to create a world without waste by developing and discovering sustainable resource recovery practices that can be implemented globally. This begins by building an exceptional Resource Ecosystem – one that both protects the environment and sustains … Read more

Leslie Lukacs

Ms. Lukacs is the Director of Zero Waste at SCS Engineers. She has over 20 years of experience providing sound environmental consulting services for both the private and public sectors. She specializes in the design and implementation of comprehensive sustainability and zero waste programs for large institutions, public agencies, venues, and events throughout the nation. … Read more

Chris Brokate

I started my own cleaning business in 1990 and have been a green janitor for over 25 years. In 2013, my business was Green Certified by Sonoma County’s Green Business Program and that same year I was awarded Green Business of the Year from the Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce. I am a member of the … Read more

Martin Bennett

Martin Bennett is Instructor Emeritus of American History at Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) where he has taught for twenty-five years. He is Co-Chair of North Bay Jobs with Justice, a community-labor coalition of 20 unions and community-based organizations, affiliated with the national Jobs with Justice network. He is also a Research and Policy Analyst … Read more

Amina Rand-McNeil

I am very passionate about environmental justice and have made it one of my main focus in my daily life. Getting involved with clubs like Global Student Embassy and Earth Club have helped me learn more about how to help a\the environment and live a sustainable life. I hope to share about my journey and … Read more

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