Education

The state Chancellor’s Office recently approved a Nutrition and Health certificate program for Santa Rosa Junior College's Petaluma campus. Participants will get in-depth study of nutrition, weight management, fitness testing, exercise leadership, fitness instruction techniques and program design. They will also have opportunities for practical experience through internships associated with the program. The fitness, nutrition and health 26-credit certificate or 30-credit major will prepare students for nationally recognized certification exams, such those created by the American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.Economic Development

The Sonoma County Film Office is continually adding to its online photo gallery of possible filming locations for movies, commercials, still photography for catalogues, TV specials and videos. Locations currently in demand by film scouts and production companies are barns and outbuildings, houses (inside and out) with hardwood floors, high ceilings and interesting detail work, as well as ultra-modern homes. Film professionals are also looking for tranquil settings, caves, vacant buildings, warehouses, as well as vintage or state-of-the-art business buildings. To place a property in the gallery, contact the film office at film@sonoma-county.org or download the Cinema Scout Input Form at www.sonoma-county.org/film/regform.htm.Green Business

San Rafael Chamber of Commerce announced its certification under the Bay Area Green Business Program. San Rafael joins Mill Valley and Napa as the only green-certified chambers in the North Bay. The program requires completion of 53 environmental responsibility measures, including include minimizing operational energy use, reducing use of toxics, monitoring water and electricity bills and establishing a green office supply purchasing policy.Nonprofits

Live Local Marin during an annual awards ceremony on May 15 honored five organizations and two individuals for accomplishments and resilience in supporting and developing affordable housing in Marin County. Winners were Stand Up for Neighborly Novato, Community Land Trust of West Marin, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Tabitha Hurt, San Clemente Place by EAH Housing, and League of Women Voters Transportation, Land Use & Housing Committee.