E*News & Views, June 15, 2024

Sustainable San Rafael educates and advocates for local government action to curb climate change and advance sustainability. Join Us!

Quick Takes

Mon, June 17, 6pm: City Council adopts new budget. Check out new Civic Center SMART Station path and other capital improvements. Agenda.

Tue, June 18, 7pm: Planning Commission acts to combine with Design Review Board. For best results the new body needs to include a landscape architect. Agenda.

Wed, June19, noon: This summer, grill electric. Electrify Now webinar.

Thu, June 20, 9:30am: MMWD board takes up watershed biodiversity & wildfire, then bikes on trails. 220 Nellen, CM. Agenda & links.

Fri, June 28, 7:30pm: 'Scale of Hope' climate film by Molly Kawahata. 46 Park Rd, Fairfax. Details.

Try an induction cooktop: Free from PG&E for 2 weeks. Details.

Invest in Climate Candidates: Put a green stamp on your contributions for the 2024 elections. Give Green.

Check out MarinCAN's new website. Subscribe & donate at MarinCAN.

Wednesday, June 19, 10am

Can a 'Virtual Power Plant'

Help MCE Green Marin's Grid?

Join an informative discussion of how better management of when customers use electricity, combined with battery storage of renewable power, can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Peter Levitt, Peninsula Clean Energy's Manager for Distributed Energy, will describe how PCE proposes to integrate thousands of small solar arrays, batteries, smart thermostats, and appliances for optimal energy efficiency and GHG reduction.

Can MCE do the same, cutting the use of gas 'peaker plants' at night and better matching electricity demand to available renewable resources?

Come add your thoughts and questions.

MCL Climate Action Working Group

175 N. Redwood Blvd, San Rafael.

Or via ZOOM

Featured Events & Actions

Power Your Home with an EV

Thu, June 20, 10am: Besides saving $$ & GHG, new technology enables an EV battery to power a home up to 3 days. Learn more from the Climate Center.


EV Discount Campaign

Tue, June 18, 7pm: How to save thousands on your new EV, with R&DC and Cartelligent. Plus June 24, 5pm: Savings on new & pre-owned EVs & charging.


Climate Action Workshops

Tue classes start June 18, 4:00 - 5:30pm. Fun & comprehensive 5-class workshops to decarbonize your household on the road to zero GHG.


No-Cost Green House Calls

Rising Sun employs low-income youth to offer resources and assist households to become more energy efficient this summer. Sign up for for this summer's visits in Marin, which start June 17.


Ask Bikes to Share

Tue, June 25, Vivalon Cafe, 999 3rd St: Golden Gate Bridge District invites public comment on revised transit center plans. Please request a multi-use path shared by civil cyclists and pedestrians, like the north-south Greenway through the rest of San Rafael.