We are pledging bold climate action by joining with the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi).
To begin with, we have set a target. Now the real work begins. In the months to come, we will work on emissions reduction targets in line with the SBTi’s criteria. Please follow us in our journey to make our commitment become a reality.
To avoid the most significant effects of climate breakdown, we must halve greenhouse gas emissions before 2030, achieve net-zero emissions before 2050 and halt global temperature rise to 1.5°C.
That’s why we are joining other leaders to publicly commit Sonoma County Meat Co. to a science-based net-zero and 1.5°C target, and join the Race to Zero.
May 2023 Update - Big things happening at Sonoma County Meat Co! We have expanded into 250 Dutton Ave, just around the corner from our shop at 35 Sebastopol Ave (don’t worry, we’re not moving, just growing). What’s more, our commitment to sustainability is taking on new power, solar power. We are installing 30,000 sqft of solar panels on the roof to meet our goals of reaching net zero emissions by 2030. That’s BIG NEWS! Thank you for supporting your local butcher shop, we’re always doing the most we can to make make our world a better place!
October 2023 Update - We are proud to share our work aiming to help the meat industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We have created this free tool in conjunction with amazing people also committed to sustainability in the meat industry, with the guidance of the UN Global Compact Climate Ambition Accelerator, and dissemination by the Protein PACT and the North American Meat Institute. While we work with ranchers that are striving for best practices in Regenerative Agriculture, we also are focused on reducing our own Scope 1 & 2 emissions as quickly as possible. This free tool aims to elevate the industry in the race to minimize our shared negative environmental impacts. Help us create a more sustainable local food system that provides food security and environmental benefits to uplift the overall health of our planet by supporting businesses aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Big thanks to Ben Peyer for authoring this tool, it was a pleasure to work with him and give feedback to do our small part in trying to push the meat industry to be better.
We work with ranchers that are striving for best practices in Regenerative Agriculture, which is a set of planned agricultural practices that ensures land is not depleted, and over time the soil, water, air and biodiversity are improved.
Currently, all the farm information where we source locally can be found here. You can find a direct link to our beef, sourced from Oak Ridge Angus, where they talk about regenerative agriculture here. More info on our poultry, sourced from Cooks Venture, can be found here. A direct link to where they talk about regenerative agriculture is here.
If you have any other questions about our sourcing, feel free to reach out!