One Planet Communities is a non-profit network of Earth's greenest neighborhoods— designed and operated to make it easy and convenient for us all to live a healthier, high-quality lifestyle within our fair share of our planet's resources. In other words, One Planet Living. One Planet Communities have committed to bring the ecological footprint of residents down to a truly sustainable, one-planet level by 2020. They make ecological footprint reductions practical—without sacrificing the comforts of the modern urban lifestyle.
BioRegional was established with the aim of taking an entrepreneurial approach to bringing local sustainability into the mainstream of our everyday lives. The parent organization is the environmental charity, BioRegional Development Group which focuses on research, education and building working examples of how sustainable products and services can be made economically viable and easier for people to adopt.
BioRegional and their team of scientists helped create SOMO’s sustainable action plan and will monitor SOMO thru 2020 on its principles, strategies and goals.
One Planet Products, launched by BioRegional Development Group, is an award winning not-for-profit social business; managed as a member-led club it enables members to specify and purchase environmental construction products, materials and services more cost effectively and easily, reducing the environmental impact of developments.
Climate Leaders is an EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate-change strategies. Partner companies commit to reducing their impact on the global environment by completing a corporate-wide inventory of their greenhouse-gas emissions based on a quality management system, setting aggressive reduction goals and annually reporting their progress to EPA. Through program participation, companies create a credible record of their accomplishments and receive EPA recognition as corporate environmental leaders.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that certifies sustainable businesses, homes, hospitals, schools and neighborhoods. USGBC is dedicated to expanding green building practices and education and its LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System. The LEED Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, consensus-based national rating system for developing high-performance sustainable buildings. LEED addresses all building types and emphasizes state-of-the-art strategies in five areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials and resources selection and indoor environmental quality.Sonoma Mountain Village was selected to participate in the LEED ND pilot program and has achieved certification at the highest-Platinum-level of certification for its project plan.
The Attorney General represents the people of California in civil and criminal matters before trial courts, appellate courts and the supreme courts of California and the United States. The Attorney General also serves as legal counsel to state officers and, with few exceptions, to state agencies, boards and commissions.
Sonoma Mountain Village and Codding were selected by the California Attorney General to create strategy for appropriate development policy.
After unanimous approval by the Planning Commission, the Rohnert Park City Council approved the requested discretionary entitlements including the Environmental Impact Report, General Plan Amendment, and certified the Development Agreement for Sonoma Mountain Village. The Development Agreement ensures the developer pays its own way and does not cause the City or residents any financial harm. It also provides Codding the development rights throughout the life of the project.