Sponsors & Exhibitors
MCE is California’s first Community Choice Aggregation Program, a not-for-profit, public agency that began service in 2010 with the goals of providing cleaner power at stable rates to its customers, reducing greenhouse emissions, and investing in targeted energy programs that support communities' energy needs. MCE is a load-serving entity supporting ~1,000 MW peak load. MCE provides electricity service to approximately 470,000 customer accounts and over 1M residents and businesses in 34 member communities across 4 Bay Area counties: Napa, Marin, Contra Costa, and Solano. For more information about MCE, visit mceCleanEnergy.org.
Established in 1926, College of Marin has remained committed to educational excellence, providing equitable opportunities, and fostering success in all members of our diverse community.
Our mission is not only to change how we get around, but to bring good things and fresh ideas into the lives of people in our community and California as a whole. We uphold our commitment to our customers through careful selection of technology, top-notch service and an unwavering optimism for the future of transportation and electric bikes in the Bay Area. Come visit our electric bike shops in San Francisco and Marin County.
Featured as the best moving company in the "2018 Best of San Francisco Magazine" for our superior moving services in SF and the greater Bay Area, not only are we the best at the regular moving services of packing, hauling, and unloading your belongings, we also got rid of our gas-guzzling moving trucks and reduced our carbon footprint with our vegetable oil powered trucks! We’ve completed over 1,000 commercial moves too, so both residential AND business owners trust us to complete their moves. We'll have your new home, office or building ready for operation on schedule so that you can occupy it as planned without losing revenue or incurring extra expenses.
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is the SF Bay Area’s newest transportation option for travel, offering passenger rail service in Sonoma and Marin counties. SMART’s initial 43 miles of rail corridor includes 10 stations, from the Sonoma Airport to Downtown San Rafael. Future extensions include: Larkspur, which is scheduled to be completed in 2019; Windsor; Healdsburg; and Cloverdale. The full project will provide 70 miles of passenger rail service, connecting SMART passengers with jobs, education centers, retail hubs and housing along the Sonoma-Marin corridor, and a bicycle-pedestrian pathway.
At Bank of Marin, you’ll find experts whose knowledge of the local markets is yours to tap into. Whether you’re a sole proprietor forging your first company or the CEO of a well-established corporation, we’ll work side-by-side with you to help you reach your financial goals.
Desire to Inspire Studios, LLC is committed to telling stories of people helping people through amazing visuals of photography and videography, regardless of whether an organization has budget or not. We are people helping people.
Jeff and Kate Colin
Kate Colin joined the San Rafael City Council in January 2013. Kate has focused on homelessness, improving resident engagement, sustainability and local transportation. She is co-chair of the County’s Homeless Policy Steering Committee and is San Rafael’s representative on the County’s BayWave project as well as MCCMC’s Sea Level Rise Committee. Kate also serves as a Director for Marin Transit and is San Rafael’s representative to Safe Routes to School. She is also the Council’s liaison to the City’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Kate’s goals for the City include maintaining a strong economic base in order to provide high quality public safety services as well as a solid infrastructure. Kate recognizes the diverse population of San Rafael and the importance of ensuring that all neighborhoods are represented and their voices heard. She has lived in the Sun Valley neighborhood since 1996 with her husband Jeff and two children.
April Philips Design Works, as architects of the land, we believe that Designers must act as Change Agents to shift the paradigm towards a regenerative landscape ideology for a beautiful, resilient and climate positive future. An environmental and socially responsible approach is incorporated into all aspects of our designs.
Presidio Graduate School’s innovative MBA, MPA, Dual Degree, and Certificate programs bridge the gap between commerce and the common good. PGS is deeply committed to ecological and social sustainability, which infuses our pedagogy, curriculum, and community. We prepare our learners to advance sustainability in businesses and organizations. As a leader in higher education, we seek to influence other universities to integrate sustainability into their program design. While at PGS, learners experience a parallel journey of transformational leadership development and personal growth. Students understand theory, develop skills, and gain the personal mastery needed to be instruments of the change they wish to see in the world.
Green Galaxy Homes specializes in Private Property Development Projects including Multi-Family and Single Family Development, Backyard Homes, Manufactured & Modular Homes, and Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). We pride ourselves on using sustainable building materials that not only benefit the earth but save owners money. With California's New Construction Residential Regulations, i.e. Assembly Bill 32, this new legislation will require that all New Construction Residential Homes to be built to Net-Zero Energy Standards by 2020.
CTE’s mission is to engage the public in climate change by motivating them to take measurable actions to reduce their carbon footprint. A grassroots organization, CTE believes personal action is essential to reducing carbon emissions. CTE’s focus is on educating and inspiring Marin residents and employees to drive electric. EVs are about 40- 50% of a driver’s personal footprint and switching to an EV can practically erase the emissions. CTE was founded in 2007 by Marin County parents Carleen and Jeff Cullen, who were inspired to take action after seeing the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." CTE’s program has had far reaching results, reaching over 250,000 families in 40 states and catalyzing 300,000 carbon saving actions.
MCL's mission is to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural assets of Marin County for the public. MCL ensures that Marin’s natural assets and resources are protected through prudent action, including acquisition, advocacy, and conservation. By serving as the countywide authority on environmental policy, MCL studies and analyzes issues, proposes policies, educates and mobilizes citizens and monitors outcomes. Issues are tracked by MCL's Issues Committees, which make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
Common Ground magazine since 1974 has helped pioneer the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) and prides itself on reaching a sophisticated and strategic audience of Bay Area thought leaders.
Lagunitas beers started right here in Marin County before moving to Petaluma, and are now available in 20-ish countries and growing. And whether supporting local communities by turning beer into money for the cause, or simply fueling stories and songs with IPA and other fine ales, we’ve learned one thing… Wherever you go: beer speaks, people mumble.
"BEST TASTING ROOM & BEST TOUR" SONOMA PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2018
At Benziger, we're about three things: family, great wine and healthy vineyards. For more than thirty years, we've farmed our ranch on Sonoma Mountain and searched Sonoma County for the most distinctive and expressive vineyards. Once found, we tend these sites using certified Biodynamic, organic and sustainable farming methods. The result is a portfolio of authentic and memorable wines.