We have watched lately as this new group called “Sustainable Sebastopol” has been making public statements. We are all members of the long-standing Sustainable Sebastopol Salon that formed in 2001, met monthly, created a web site and started an e-list that continues today. None of us are members of this new group or have even been asked to join.
Our discussions have included more than 2,500 posts covering the range of sustainability issues related to Sebastopol from neighborhood toxics, to car-free days and car alternatives, renewable energy, local organic food production, protection of the Laguna de Santa Rosa and appropriate land use development. We are the group that spawned Solar Sebastopol that later evolved into Solar Sonoma County.