Your Community in Action

Get inspired by what's already been accomplished right here in Napa County. Your neighbors are making choices that support sustainability and are seeing results. Those choices don't have to be difficult or grand, and they don’t have to cramp your style. Even little changes can make a big difference. If you have a success story of your own that you’d like us to consider sharing, please send us an email to

  • “Green” Tips for the Holiday Season

    As 2016 comes to an end, life gets a bit busier: family and friends’ gatherings, shopping, work parties, and more shopping! Bustling from place to place, it’s hard to recognize the impact of all of these extra activities, especially when it comes to solid waste. Read more

  • Napa Green Winery and Napa County Green Business

    The Napa Green Winery and Napa County Green Business programs help businesses and wineries countywide implement environmental practices that are sustainable as well as profitable Read more

  • Upper Valley Waste & Disposal’s innovative plans for sustainability

    In April of this year Upper Valley Disposal & Recycling (UVDR) and Clover Flat Resource Recovery Park presented a proposed pathway for a more sustainable future to the Upper Valley Waste Management Agency. Read more

  • Silverado Resort and Spa

    In a resort with 390 rooms spread over 1,200 acres, even a job as simple as changing a light bulb takes time. And with incandescent bulbs in each guest room at Silverado Resort and Spa, it was a never-ending job. That is just one of the reasons that in 2013, Dean Luchetta and the engineering team at Silverado began switching out the light bulbs in every guest room to more energy-efficient LED bulbs, reducing labor costs as well as energy costs. Read more

  • Zero Waste vision at Napa Recycling & Waste Services

    Recycling and composting reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality by reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills. Recycling helps save resources, energy and money. It keeps materials out of the landfill, provides jobs, combats global warming, and closes the loop through the creation of new products out of recycled materials. Napa Recycling and Waste Services (NRWS) has a zero waste vision for the future of Napa city and county—which means diverting as much waste as possible away from landfills—and it looks like they are well on their way. Read more

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