News - Stories - Events

June 2024

In this Issue

  • Meet Our Most Recent Grads
  • Summer Climate Action Workshops
  • Save the Date- Party for A Cooler Planet
  • News from our Partners
  • Community Event Calendar

Meet our Recent Graduates

Congratulations to our newest graduates, "The Spring Greeners," our 126th Climate Action Team consisting of 12 people from Fairfax, Novato, Sausalito, and San Anselmo. They collectively reduced 86,200 pounds of carbon emissions and earned 100,582 resilience points!

This team was busy taking actions this spring to achieve these high scores and help green our environment.

Cheryl focused on food waste and reconfigured her kitchen to make the compost container more accessible than the trash, encouraging her family to compost their food waste!

Diane stopped buying plastic water bottles and now considers the environmental impact of every purchase.

She's also looking forward to replacing her gas vehicles with EVs.

Monica learned a lot from gathering information about her appliances for the Quit Carbon assessment and is now prepared to make the right decisions.

Sara started composting at home and looks forward to making bigger changes when she becomes a homeowner!

Andrea, who recently moved here from Bogotá, Colombia, is now making compost for the garden from the food waste collected in the kitchen. She's also inspiring others to start composting and volunteers at the College of Marin Environmental Club.

Great work Greeners!!

"I am serious when I say that participating in Resilient Neighborhoods was transformative for me; not only for the actions my family took but also for really understanding the challenges/opportunities to get our residents to change their behaviors. Thank you for starting this program in our beloved city. We are all better, and that includes mother earth, because of you."

- Kate Colin, Mayor of San Rafael

Climate Action Workshops

Sign up for our

Free Online Climate Action Workshop

Graduates - Please spread the word

Join a Climate Action Workshop and become part of the solution to create a greener, more sustainable future.

Thursday Workshop

First of Five Meetings:

June 13 | 6:30-8:00pm

Sign Up Here

Tuesday Workshop

First of Five Meetings:

June 18 | 4:00-5:30pm

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Free for Marin Residents - Sign Up Today

Save the Date - Party for a Cooler Planet


Party for a Cooler Planet- 2024

The Key Room, Novato, CA

October 19th, 2024, 5:30-8:30pm

Mark your calendars for our annual Party for a Cooler Planet this fall! Come and join us at the Key Room for a garden-to-table dinner, inspiring speakers, and the opportunity to connect with our Resilient Neighborhoods community in person. Keep an eye on your inbox for our official invitation this summer.

News from our Partners

MarinCAN- Gathering for Climate Action

Gathering for Climate Action

Wednesday, June 12, 5:30--7:30pm

San Rafael, CA

Join MarinCAN for an opportunity to connect with other Marin activists dedicated to battling climate change to safeguard our beautiful planet and our beloved Marin.

>>RSVP Here

Transportation Authority of Marin

Help Shape the Future of Transportation in Marin! 

The Transporation Authority of Marin (TAM) is developing a new Countywide Transportation Plan to reimagine how we travel around Marin County. Share your thoughts, feedback, and priorities by taking a quick 5-minute survey.

>>Take the Survey

Marin Water - Rebate Update

New funding for the Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP) prompted Marin Water and North Marin Water District to increase the rain barrel and cistern incentive programs by 25 cents per gallon – a more than 30% increase over existing rebates. It also raises the cap from $1,000 to $2,000 per customer. >>Learn More

Green Change at Fairfax EcoFest

Come and enjoy Fairfax EcoFest on Saturday June 8 and Sunday, June 9 from 12:00 - 5:00pm at Rudy Contratti Ballfield. On Saturday, Green Change will present its "Climate Action Center," a free, family-friendly exhibit with fun activities for all ages. You will learn to live sustainably, use clean energy and transportation, green up your home, eat healthy food, protect nature, and build resilient communities. Fairfax Ecofest is held alongside the Fairfax Festival which has committed this year to NO single-use plastic!!!!

Community Event Calendar

Saturday, June 8 | 2:30-4:30pm. (Second Saturdays of every month). Mending Meetup Fixit Forum. Come to this monthly Mill Valley Library event to repair your clothes or even replace the screen on your cell phone! Bring items that need buttons, hems, or other repairs. You can bring your mending supplies or use the ones provided for free. iFixIt electronics repair toolkits are now available for all your small tech repair needs. Space is Limited, so please register!

Thursday, June 13 | 1:00 - 2:00pm. Effective Watering: Getting to the Root of the Matter. Marin Master Gardeners. Novato Library. During this presentation, Lois Stevens will discuss the benefits of deep infrequent watering for maintaining healthy plants. She will focus on root depths and their uptake of water and nutrients, and explain efficient watering practices tailored to Marin's climate and soil conditions. Free Event.

Thursday, June 13 | 3:00 - 5:00pm. Greater Farallones Marine Conservation & Climate Vulnerability Assessment. Marin Conservation League. Do you want to contribute to shaping the 10-year vision for Marin's coast and ocean? Maria Brown, the Superintendent of the Greater Farallones, will present the results of a Climate Vulnerability Assessment. These results, along with public input, will help develop the management plan for the Sanctuary. Learn how you can get involved! RSVP Here.

Thursday, June 13 | 6:00-7:30pm. Engaging Voters to Save Communities. Climate Reality Bay Area Chapter. What obstacles prevent us from mobilizing ourselves and others to play a significant role in the upcoming election? What can we learn from Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Climate Justice about reaching people in diverse communities? Learn about tools to enhance engagement and create a sense of possibility around electoral politics, particularly in efforts to address the global climate crisis and secure a sustainable planet for future generations.

Tuesday, June 18 | 7:00 - 8:00pm. Save Money on an EV. Ride Drive Clean Marin. Join EV experts to learn how you can save money on an EV with the Ride Drive Clean EV Discount Campaign and the Federal Clean Vehicle Credit – now available as an upfront rebate! Learn about current and new EVs, and EV basics such as charging on road trips and at single and multi-family homes. Includes Q&A.

Thursday, June 20 | 6:30 - 7:30pm. Is Mt. Tamalpais At Peak Health? One Tam. One Tam will share the latest updates on the health of Mt. Tamalpais. The session will cover the status of Mt. Tam's ecosystems, the impact of climate change on its health, conservation efforts for the forests, and ways for you to contribute.

Tuesday, June 25 | 4:00 - 5:30pm PST. Intergenerational Climate Action: Learning from Stories for Change. Elders Climate Action. The webinar will feature discussions between elders, parents, and youth climate activists. These sessions will delve into the motivations for action, the tactics employed by different generations, and the potential for amplifying our voices to yield greater political influence.

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Resilient Neighborhoods is a fiscally sponsored project of 

Sustainable Marin, a 501c3 nonprofit, EIN 94-3308034.


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