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Lagunitas Brewery supports Plastic Is Drastic by using 3,000 stainless steel mugs and eliminating plastic cups at recent Beer Circus. Read more about Plastic is Drastic
Heritage Salvage Emerald Environmental Award Given to Hopmonk Tavern Read more
Old Wood from Hops Warehouse Hops into Local Breweries Read more
Old Wood Finds New Home in Red Tails Movie Read more
Heritage Salvage Expands to East Coast
WoodTalks Shiplap Available Through EcoSupply
Flooring specialist Scott Hickey teams with Heritage Salvage. If you buy it, he will lay it and finish it!
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Committee on the Shelterless, COTS Sustaining Life in Petaluma
COTS was founded in 1988 by two women, Mary Isaac and Laure Reichek, who believed homeless people should not be in Petaluma or Sonoma County. From simple beginnings with a few mats on a church floor to a fully thriving center serving over 400 people weekly COTS offers emergency shelter, transitional housing, food boxes and runs a daily soup kitchen.
Lauren Darges joined Michael Bug on the Green Scene to tell us more. COTS mission is to offer hope and help to homeless persons in Sonoma County. By providing safe shelter, housing and programs they are helping one person at a time.
Lagunitas: Stewards of Sustainability
Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma has mastered
the art of growing a business through generosity.
The number of charities, non-profits and events
supported with donations over the years are far too numerous
After donating that first keg to The Dance Palace in Point Reyes,
owner Tony McGee has been saying yes ever since.
Over 15 years later, they continue to be consummate supporters
of everything from benefit concerts to art festivals.
According to Wikipedia, the go to guy at the brewery Ron Lindenbush says,
Five Great Uses For Reclaimed Wood
We are limited in our resources, although resources are often counted as oil, trees, minerals, water and so on, I consider those to be the Sources. Our resources are the ones we get to repurpose everyday, that we get to re-source. There are thousands of buildings that have reached their natural ability to perform function as buildings yet they are filled with reusable and repurpose- able building materials. In Northern California, most chicken barns were built with douglas fir and redwood as that is what they had a plenty back then.
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The Flowers and the Bees
we are so happy that our cactus that we have been nursing along by the walkway gave us a 48 hour show
. . . 3 beautiful blossoms, enough to take your breath away . . . and we have one very healthy colony of bees in our new top bar Yossi Hives!
Sustainable Farming with Tara Firma Farms
Green Scene Radio Show guest Tara Smith, Founder of family owned farm, Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma, http://www.tarafirmafarms.com inspires us with her story. She and her husband took their concern about quality food and turned it into a thriving community farm serving Marin and Sonoma County with REAL organic food.
Go Local, Shop Local, Embrace Local
I talked story with Kelley Rajala,Executive Director of GoLocal Sonoma, and the subject dear to the message was "do we understand that in the long run, expending the extra effort to shop local will benefit the whole community and enrich all perticipants. The construction of the foundation may be labor intensive, but the potential of the gains is a strong economic community . . .
Why Go Local? What really happens when we choose local?
and in the beginning, we took photos of this Lichen encrusted Gem of a chicken barn and used the photo for the header on the new website, then i fixed up another shed on the property i rent from some wacky Irish guys, so they said i could have this one!