“From conversation, to inspiration, to initiative, to manifestation in the world.”

This is our way to engage the community! We envision series of talks, movies, lectures and guided conversations throughout Solano County to inspire and support grassroot initiatives for the good of the whole.

We do not have all the answers, but we are asking questions. According to Socrates, “understanding a question is half an answer.” We hope these questions will help guide all of us as we embark on our quest for answers to our key question: how do we co-create a world that works for everyone?

Questions to guide our meaningful conversations in the community: ** Adopted from Martin Large. Common Wealth: for a free, equal, mutual and sustainable society

Denise Rushing in Suisun City

Author, permaculture expert and former elected official (Lake County Board of Supervisors) DENISE RUSHING helped launch our Conversations and Sustainable Backyard program in Suisun City this year by sharing how to engage, enroll and transform a community from the grassroots by choosing fun projects and initiatives that have the potential to connect across the spectrum.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, June 16th


5:00pm-7:00pm (Green Hive Spaces, 425 Virginia Street, Ste. B, Vallejo)

A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.

Register here.

Wednesday, June 27th

‘Symphony of the Soil’

6:00pm-8:00pm (Benicia Public Library, 150 East L Street, Benicia)

‘Symphony of the Soil’  explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s mostesteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, the film portrays soil as a protagonist of our planetary story. Using a captivating mix of art and science, the film shows that soil is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth. Through the knowledge and wisdom revealed in this film, we can come to respect, even revere, this miraculous substance, and appreciate that treating the soil right can help solve some of our most pressing environmental problems.

Register here.


Past Events:

‘The Economics of Happiness: Local Futures’ screening (Solano County)

In the spring of 2018, Vallejo locals enjoy a special screening of ‘The Economics of Happiness: Local Futures’ which illustrates the social and spiritual impact of economic globalization on local communities and economies, and highlights the many benefits of shifting towards the local. This film screening is part of Sustainable Solano’s community Conversations program bringing inspiring speakers and film screenings to Solano county in an effort to open dialogue and guide community conversations about meaningful topics relevant to global and local sustainable practice, conservation and social policy.