Mattress Recycling Council

The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) is a nonprofit organization formed by the mattress industry to operate recycling programs in states that have passed mattress recycling laws. More than five million mattresses have been recycled by MRC’s Bye Bye Mattress program in California. Bye Bye Mattress is accessible, offering California residents no-cost opportunities to discard their … Read more

Transportation and Public Works Department of Sonoma County

The Transportation and Public Works Department (TPW) administers critical services and infrastructure, including roads and public transit, an airport, multiple waste disposal sites, water systems, as well as regulation of air quality and emissions. Our Mission: to plan, build, manage, and maintain Sonoma County’s investment in quality services and infrastructure. Our Vision: Leading the way … Read more

Sonoma Marin Saving Water Partnership

The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership (Partnership) represents 13 water utilities in Sonoma and Marin counties that have joined together to provide regional solutions for water use efficiency. The utilities include the cities of Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Sonoma, Cotati, Healdsburg, and Cloverdale; North Marin and Valley of the Moon Water Districts; Town of Windsor, … Read more

River Rock Casino

Located in the heart of wine country, nestled among the rolling hills of the Alexander Valley, River Rock Casino is one of the closest, most accessible gaming facilities for the residents of the San Francisco Bay Area. Owned and operated by the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, River Rock Casino was voted “Best … Read more

Valerie Quinto

Valerie Quinto is the Executive Director of the Sonoma Resource Conservation District, a local agency that addresses natural resource issues by empowering landowners to be part of the solution. Over the past decade, Valerie has been instrumental in launching the regional LandSmart® program, promoting productive lands and thriving streams through on-farm management practices, including those … Read more

Cathy Taylor

Cathy Taylor is a founding member of WeAct, a local citizens’ group dedicated to environmental issues, including combating climate change. Cathy was a founding member of Wasteless Windsor, a Town-sanctioned group helping to reduce waste in the Town of Windsor. A Human Resources consulting professional by trade, her passionate hobby is creating sustainable landscapes. She … Read more

Colin West

Colin West has 10 years of experience as a SCUBA diver and is a certified PADI Dive Master. With a decade of experience as the Owner, Director and Executive Producer (EP) of a film & television production company, he has managed overseas operations, including project logistics, documentation, & personnel from 5 to 30 people on … Read more

Regional Climate Protection Authority

The Regional Climate Protection Authority, RCPA, was formed in 2009 to coordinate countywide climate protection efforts among Sonoma County’s nine cities and multiple agencies. The RCPA fosters collaboration, helps to set goals, pools resources, formalizes partnerships, and works across silos. The RCPA aims to create local solutions to complement State, Federal, and private sector actions … Read more

Marcus Eriksen, Ph.D

Marcus Eriksen received his Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Southern California in 2003, months before embarking on a 2000-mile, 5-month journey down the Mississippi River on a homemade raft. His experience on the river led to a career studying the ecological impacts of plastic marine pollution, which has included expeditions sailing 35,000 … Read more

Dawna Mirante

Dawna Mirante is the co-founder of Refill Mercantile, a thoughtfully curated low waste shop and refillery in downtown Petaluma, California. Refill Mercantile started online in March of 2021 as a way to provide low-waste everyday essentials all in one spot without having to scour the internet. In November of 2021, Dawna and Rob opened the … Read more