Soiland Co. and North Coast Solar Spotlighted

March 4, 2015 by Barry Vesser

Barry Vesser of the Center for Climate Protection tells the story of GO LOCAL member Soiland Company's commitment to sustainable business practices.

Soiland hired fellow GO LOCAL member North Coast Solar to install a solar farm at their site. 

This story was featured in the North Bay Business Journal March 4, 2015.


Upon my arrival to interview Mark Soiland, CEO of Soiland Company, about their renewable energy efforts, he asked me why I didn’t drive an electric car. He has done his homework, knows the costs and benefits, and has been advocating with his board to buy electric cars for the business. I couldn’t help but be impressed by Mark’s knowledge and passion.

In operation for 52 years, Soiland Company produces rock, soil, and compost at three locations in Sonoma County. In the last five years they have recycled over 500,000 tons of rubble, concrete, and asphalt – more than any other North Bay company...

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