February 25, 2013 – By Maggie Hohle  – www.maggietext.com

Clementine Eco Events is co-owned by Vanessa Hauswald, director of Nor-Cal High School Cycling League; Elizabeth Howland, executive director of Friends of the Petaluma River; and Kelin Castleberry Backman, event planner extraordinaire. WORK plays an important part in Clementine’s community-oriented (and green) event planning by acting as a philosophically and aesthetically compatible locale for both in-house and client meetings, reinforcing the community message behind events like the Santa Rosa Soiree, Levi’s GranFondo FondoSonoma, Rivertown Revival, Spell Down! and Word up! As Howland says, “beyond a place to plug in is the community aspect; WORK is a place where major things are getting incubated. It’s not superficial branding.” Clementine’s proprietresses have all made the lifestyle choice to work independently, and appreciate WORK’s proprietors’ intense and compassionate vision for likeminded souls, “for WORK and Petaluma,” which Howland calls, “transformational”.

Clementine Eco Events can be found here.