Climate Action and Resiliency

Make Sonoma County carbon neutral by 2030.

Goal 1, Objective 1

Provide educational resources to the community that promote and facilitate carbon neutral and fire hardening construction for new and existing homes.
On Track 66%

Updated: January 2024

Summary of objective implementation status (achievements or progress over last year; significant delays or issues, etc.)
Phase two of the educational outreach plan focuses on continuing the groundwork that was laid by the creation of the Home Resilience Guide. Printed and digital guidebooks are available in English and Spanish and follow the journey of a home on a path to becoming decarbonized or all-electric and more resilient to wildfire and seismic events. The information in the guidebook was made into a workshop series, Your Energy Efficient and Resilient Home. The series was launched in September 2023 with six workshops scheduled at libraries in Cloverdale, Sonoma, Roseland, Santa Rosa, and Rohnert Park. Workshops will continue in January 2024 through spring in Santa Rosa, Windsor, Healdsburg, Roseland, and Guerneville. In addition, the quarterly webinar series continues to be extremely well attended. The topics for the hour-long webinars include subject matter based on the Home Resilience Guide.

In-person workshops, webinars, event tabling, and an induction cooking expo will all continue through 2024.

Key milestone update (include relevant metrics, if applicable)
Implementation of in-person workshops has proven to be quite effective. Since launching in September 2023, there have been over 200 registered participants. Webinars continue to be well attended with 1,126 registered and attended since the last update in January 2023.

Coordination and partnership update
Efforts continue on coordination on unified messaging with external partners including; BayREN, Sonoma Clean Power, RCPA.

Community, equity and climate update
Expansion of the outreach plan to the LatinX community continues and includes a contract with a third-party consultant that is very closely aligned with the community to advise on most effective methods of outreach. Outreach efforts include workshops presented entirely in