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2018 Accomplishments 2019-01-04T15:09:04+00:00

Your heart-filled contributions and inspired engagement is literally what puts Daily Acts in more hearts, hands and communities.

Here are just a few of our impacts and accomplishments in 2017 & 2018:

  • Education and Action
    • 8,500+ individuals and leaders educated and inspired into action.
    • 154+ sustainability tours, workshops and presentations locally, regionally, nationally.
    • 5,810 sustainability actions registered in Sonoma County for the Community Resilience Challenge.
  • Creating Models of Sustainability
    • 7 new model sites installed demonstrating water efficiency, food forest, and native pollinator gardens, including: Petaluma Library, Crossroads School, Sebastopol Grange, Old Vineyard Park, Park Village of Sebastopol, Veterans Village (in process), and Homes for Sonoma (in process).
    • 4 school gardens installed in partnership with Conservation Corps North Bay at Guerneville Elementary, El Molino High School, McDowell Elementary, and Santa Rosa Junior College.
    • 11 graywater systems installed as part of QWEL certified Graywater Installer programs.
  • Partnerships
    • 100+ organization, business, school, and government partners engaged every year.
  • Fire Response and Recovery
    • Developed resources on toxics exposure reduction and self-care practices in English and Spanish.
    • Partnered with the Sonoma County Water Agency on creating permit-ready landscape templates.
    • Offered presentations and design assistance to homeowners who are rebuilding.
    • Installing model landscapes at Homes for Sonoma (pending Dec. 2018).
    • Hosted 2 Community Forums on Earth Care, People Care and Resilient Rebuild.
    • Chair for the Just and Resilient Future Fund, which has raised and granted $303,000 to farmers, undocumented and underinsured people, and support for an equitable rebuild across three counties.
    • Organized initial meeting and continued as a participant of the Watershed Collaborative.

Keeping Sustainability Leadership Alive

    • Re-launched the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy as the Daily Acts Leadership Institute.
    • Inaugurated Class of 2019 with 24 influential leaders from government, business, and non-profit sectors.
  • Launched Environmental Health Program and Network
    • Offered 17 programs on Environmental Health designed to help vulnerable populations.
    • Partnering with North Bay Organizing Project, Corazon, and From the Ground Up to provide education for Latinx communities.
    • Created the North Bay Environmental Health Network tovision greater systems of equity and justice within environmental health and to co-create projects and collaborations that foster healthier environments.
    • Collaborating with Toxic Free Futures Campaign to eliminate synthetic pesticide use in public schools.