About Us

SustainableNorthBay.org is being developed as a portal to advance sustainability in Northern California.

Sustainable North Bay is part of a growing movement to build resilient, just, and environmentally responsible communities. As sustainability pollinators, we connect business, policy, education, and community efforts and fit together the pieces of the climate justice puzzle. 

About Sustainable North Bay

MarinLink serves as Sustainable North Bay’s fiscal sponsor.

This project is fiscally sponsored by MarinLink and managed by 108 Technologies. MarinLink is an incubator and fiscal sponsor to individuals and groups whose projects strengthen communities through innovation and collaboration. 108 Technologies is a Sonoma County consultancy dedicated to economic, environmental, and social sustainability.

Sustainable North Bay produces the Sustainable Enterprise Conference and collaborates with Commons.org, SoCo Nexus, Sonoma County GoLocal, and SOMO Village to deliver events designed to be interdisciplinary, inclusive, outcome-driven, and fun. 

Sustainable North Bay Executive and Program Committees

The Sustainable North Bay Executive Committee guides the activities of the Program Committee. We partner with business organizations, chambers of commerce, non-profits and other community-based organizations to serve as an innovation hub for enterprise practices that promote a healthy environment, a vibrant economy, and social equity. 

  • Oren Wool - Executive Director, Sustainable North Bay
  • Judith Ford, Ph.D. - Director of Bio-regional Development, Sustainable North Bay
  • Robert Girling, Ph.D. - Professor, Sonoma State University & Founder, Sustainable Enterprise Conference
  • Jahn Ballard - Founder, Commons.org & Value Creation Coach and CTO of Agile Accounting & Management

The Sustainable North Bay Program Committee is an ad hoc committee established to convene informative interactive events that promote sustainability as a force for equitable resilient communities. The Committee is comprised of Northern California business executives, University faculty, non-profit leaders, public administrators, and entrepreneurs collaborating to address climate change, economic uncertainty, and equal opportunity.

Our work focuses on three areas:

Public Events (Paradigm Shifting): We host public events to develop the capabilities of North Bay enterprises who wish to contribute to achieving a sustainable future. We provide education to business leaders, public officials, academics and the community about current issues in sustainability. Our public events are designed to be inclusive.

Online Directory (Information Commons): We curate an online directory of organizations, programs and individuals supporting a sustainable North Bay. By appropiately identifying the scale of activity we can document the shift in sustainability behavior from outlier to standard practice.

Linking Resources (Market Making): We link enterprises and organizations to resources that support sustainable development. Our members are active in business, government, nonprofit and academic networks. Our networking events help enterprises and organizations in meeting the right people to assist in the transition to sustainability.

Sustainable North Bay

PO Box 522, Graton, CA 95444