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The Town of Windsor has a proud history of commitment to environmental, climate, and sustainability issues. This page is a hub for sharing the Town’s sustainability plans and actions, and for highlighting information, tools, and resources that community members can use to conserve resources, save money, live more sustainably, and reduce their contribution to climate change. 

What is Sustainability?

The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development defines sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sustainable actions balance three pillars, environment, social equity, and economic development with the need to use resources efficiently.

Choose to live more sustainably

The Town of Windsor has the important role of leading by example on sustainability and climate issues. Residents have the important responsibility to make the best choices they can. Having trusted sources of information helps. 

There are many local, county and regional organizations with good quality information. Follow these links below to resources about energy, water, waste, recycling, and composting. You'll also find links to Town documents that discuss Windsor's approach to sustainability.


Conserving energy and using cleaner energy are two of the most important things you can do to reduce your environmental impact.


Waste, Recycling, and Composting

  • Download the annual Sonoma County Zero Waste Guide 2022-2023, in English or Spanish, here.

Garbage and Recycling Service

Household Hazardous Waste

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  • Read Sonoma County Resource Recovery’s Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1393) page, describing what Windsor residents, multifamily properties, and businesses need to do to comply with the mandated recycling of organic materials that went into effect on January 1, 2022.
  • Learn about your green cart and Home Composting from Zero Waste Sonoma.

Town Sustainability Documentation

Regional Climate Resources

Windsor Community Groups

Windsor Earth Action Climate Team (WeACT)

Windsor Garden Club

Windsor High School Committee for Change

Fun and Interesting links


Reach Windsor's Sustainability Coordinator at