Daily Acts (Aired: December 23, 2019)

Daily Acts is a sustainability non-profit that inspires action to create more nourishing, connected, and resilient communities. Grounded in the core belief that every choice you make matters, we take a heart-centered approach to personal and community transformation. Our education programs, action campaigns, and strategic alliances connect people to each other and to their own power to grow food, conserve resources and build local resilience.

Civic Engagement: Daily Acts works in partnership with municipalities across Sonoma County to help them achieve our shared sustainability goals. Our municipal work is focused on education and outreach, primarily in the areas of water conservation and stormwater education. Since 2009, we have transformed tens of thousands of square feet of water-thirsty lawn into productive, edible, native, drought-tolerant and pollinator landscapes. We also support the installation of home-scale greywater and rainwater harvesting systems, facilitate sustainability tours, offer presentations to businesses, affect local and state policy and work with schools to educate the next generation of solutionaries. See a list of projects by community.

Fire Recovery: The 2017 North Bay Wildfires were the deadliest in California history, destroying close to 3,000 homes in Santa Rosa alone, roughly 5% of its housing. The next year of the rebuild will shape the character and determine the resilience of our fire impacted neighborhoods and communities. Daily Acts has worked in partnership with the Sonoma County Water Agency, the City of Santa Rosa, and local landscape architects to create scalable landscape design templates. Designed for water, fire, and resource resilience, these templates are free to the public and will expedite permit approval while saving thousands of dollars in expense per household. Find the design templates here.

Leadership from the Inside Out: From escalating inequalities, our urgent climate crisis, and growing disconnection from self, community, and nature, we know something needs to change. We believe greater levels of values aligned leadership, civic engagement, cross-sector collaborations, and strategies to grow collective power are needed.
As we step up to this challenge, we are proud to invite you to join our September 2020 cohort of the Daily Acts Leadership Institute for Just and Resilient Communities. An experiential learning program that inspires, empowers, and connects leaders across Sonoma County to create equitable, thriving, and climate resilient communities. Learn more about joining the class.

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