Actions for Positive Impact

ACTIONS FOR

POSITIVE IMPACT

Preserve

LandPaths hosts stewardship workdays at area preserves, farms and parks. See calendar to sign up.

Conserve

Go solar for clothes drying – even in the winter. Save $ and the planet. Learn more at Eco Baby Steps.

Donate

Cleaning out the barn and have two and three of every tool? Santa Rosa Tool Library will get them back into circulation for you.

Recycle

Use Freecyle (message-board based local groups) to give goods away and keep them out of the landfill.

Protect

When looking for business partnerships, goods, or services, consult the Sonoma Green Business listing, which includes Solar Works, first.

Conserve

Take advantage of increased options in electric cars and power your new car with a rooftop PV system. Call us at 829-8282.

Conserve

Ride your bike to work for a healthier planet and a healthier you. Info at Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition.

Repurpose

Store electric cords in empty toilet rolls and make trivets from wine corks. Read 100 more ideas at Mother Earth News.

Conserve

Dry herbs, vegetables and fruits in the sun instead of canning. National Center for Home Preservation shows you how.

Advocate

Help keep solar accessible to all. Advocate for solar rights through CALSEIA, California Solar Industries Association.

Donate

Harvesting more food than you can keep up with? Donate excess to a local charity directly or through Cropmobster.

Conserve

Go solar to save energy, money and the planet. Call 829-8282 for a free site visit.

Recycle

Some small electronics may go in your curbside bin. Consult the Sonoma County Recycling Guide for all things recyclable.

Protect

Learn how to keep garden pests at bay with little or no chemicals. University of California Sonoma County Master Gardeners

Conserve

Buy goods and services locally to help the local economy, conserve energy and get more face time. Go Local Sonoma County.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Art Buchwald

“And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate, and this was good.... And soon ... there was nowhere to sit down or walk, and Man shook his head and cried: ‘Look at this Godawful mess.’” — Art Buchwald, 1970