Hello Napa Green Community,
It sounds like we can be cautiously optimistic that wineries will be able to begin reopening their doors to guests in the next few weeks. Ushering in visitors while implementing new protocols is going to require adaptation and ingenuity but I know all of us can’t wait for tasting rooms to be open again. On that note, see the announcement below that we are launching a quarterly Napa Green Ambassadors training to help your hospitality and sales staff share your sustainability story and leverage your Napa Green certification.
To do our part in trying to drive sales and engagement at your wineries during this crisis we built a Member Offers & Events page, which we have been advertising on social media. We have been spotlighting your virtual tastings, shipping offers and other discounts. We plan to keep this active moving forward so if you have an offer or event you would like us to include please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even with social distancing the community still banded together to celebrate Down to Earth Month and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in April. We loved seeing all of the social media posts from members spotlighting environmental stewardship and sustainability practices, and sharing on a personal level why caring for our little corner of the earth and conserving resources really matters. Let’s keep using those hashtags to spread the message: #napagreen, #ournature, #itsfromnapa.
Earth Day Napa was converted to an online platform and Napa Green organized an online wine auction to raise funds for the Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County. Huge THANK YOU to our nine Napa Green members who donated 15 wines lots and helped us raise $3,099 for environmental education. These funds will support the Darcy Aston Scholarship, given to graduating high school students planning to study an environmental field, and the Field Trip Bus grant, which provides vital funding to teachers for environmental field trips.
Anna Brittain, Executive Director, Napa Green
Thinking about installing solar? Need new water meters? Wondering if you can use the Napa Green logos on your labels? Want to get a free Napa Green Certified metal sign to hang at your entrance? Visit our Napa Green Resources page for these and other resources.
Over the past five years we’ve written more than 20 feature stories spotlighting the best practices of some of our Napa Green Champion wineries. Topics include water savings, energy savings, integrating sustainability from soil to bottle, and river restoration. Read the champion stories to learn more.