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DIY Tools, Skills, Knowledge and Community Enpowerment!


Find us on Facebook: Zero Waste Action - Sonoma County, Community Bikes and LITE Clothing Swaps.

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Bikes: Please visit our Community Bikes website for bicycle and part sales as well as info on volunteering at the shop. Also, a few of our refurbished bikes are listed on Craigslist!


What they need are sustainable skills and tools!

A Sonoma County/California based activist group initially incorporated as Car-Lite, we promote simple, sustainable practices with significant consequences.

Our Mission is to motivate individuals, groups, businesses and even whole communities to live lightly and more efficiently. We do this by focusing on DIY (do-it-yourself) knowledge and skill development, outreach, education and fun!

Our Vision: Can you imagine communities in which individuals and business make simple sustainable practices the acceptable norm? Like driving less, walking and biking more, carpooling and taking public transit, as well as consuming less, sharing, reusing and recycling, buying fresh and local, growing food and green homes and businesses.

We can! Our four programs - Car-Lite, Community Bikes, Living-Lite and Zero Waste Sonoma County aka the Zero Waste Brain Trust, all promote these practices as well as safety, tool sharing and the development of DIY - Do It Your Self, skills.

LITE welcomes collaborators interested in co-creating meaningful, useful and enjoyable initiatives that protect the earth.

Program and project sponsors include the cities of Santa Rosa and Sebastopol, the Sonoma County Office of Education, Sonoma County Air Quality Resource Team and the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition. The cities, Sonoma County Transit, most of the local bike shops and many other individuals provide us with unwanted bikes, parts, tools and a wide variety of accessories.

Financial benefactors include the Leroy Tomasi Memorial, Santa Rosa Cycling Club, Sonoma County Spare the Air Team, Whole Foods Market- Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, REI, Bread For The Journey, North Bay Corporation and The Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund.

Zero Waste Sonoma County received workshop sponsorships from Urban Ore, Inc. and Global Materials Recovery. Our Zero Waste Brain Trust was sponsored by the City of San Francisco, the Northern California Recycling Association, Global Recycling Council of the California Resource Recovery Association as well as a grant from the Altamont Educational Advisory Board.

We welcome your donation: