4,133,389 lbs. of annual CO2 emissions have already been reduced.
That's enough to keep an acre of Arctic Sea ice from melting every year or taking 545 Marin homes off the grid permanently!
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Watch the one minute video below that won a national award in 2014.
Team Spotlight: Climate Change Study Group Takes Climate Action
Announcing the first Tiburon Team! A local climate change study group had been meeting regularly to discuss the complex problems around climate change. They called on Resilient Neighborhoods and formed the Tiburon Carbon Sharks Team to learn what they could do locally, and more about how their personal actions have an impact on climate change.
Recognizing the impact of food choices on global warming, four of the five families switched to a more plant-based diet. To curb their emissions from travel, two families will reduce the miles they drive and one cancelled an airline trip. Further, one family will trade in their car for an all Electric Vehicle. Several families purchased carbon offsets, and everyone who hadn't yet opted up for MCE "Deep Green" 100% renewable energy did so.
Two team members attended Al Gore's Climate Reality training. They will use their cumulative knowledge to help form more local Resilient Neighborhoods Teams to keep the trend of carbon reductions going strong!
Join the growing movement in Marin to take climate action! Check your calendars, call a friend and save the date for the upcoming Fall Resilient Neighborhoods workshops. Click here to sign up.
It's free, it's fun, and it's easy.
Did you know our affluent Bay Area lifestyles would require FIVE EARTHS to sustain if everybody lived like we do? 60% of local carbon pollution comes from our household decisions. It's our driving, our home energy and water use, and the waste stream from our purchasing choices. Resilient Neighborhoods EcoTeams undertake carbon-reducing actions that make a difference.
It's not all about carbon, either. The program shows how to build resilience by:
Decreasing dependence on fossil fuels
Fortifying the local economy
Supporting local agriculture
Planning ahead for emergencies
How It Works
Over 5 EcoTeam meetings, you and your teammates will calculate your carbon footprints and choose from a menu of actions that reduce household CO2 emissions by at least 5,000 pounds per household. Even if you've already "done a lot," you'll discover many new earth-friendly strategies. You'll learn about rebates available now for energy efficient home improvements. Once complete, data from teams will be provided to local governments to show that residents are doing their part to help with climate change.
New EcoTeams are forming now. Contact us and we can help you form a team or join one that's forming. Ask your neighbors and friends. Or coworkers can do a business team that meets during lunch. How about people you know from various groups: your neighborhood association, school, gym or place of worship? All that's needed for a team is 5 households.
Watch the introduction to Resilient Neighborhoods online:
Click on the image to see our presentation to the San Anselmo Town Council on Feb 9th, 2016.
News and Events
Marin IJ, Marin Voice (6/5/17) Read this article written by Tamra Peters, Resilient Neighborhoods Executive Director "Calling on Marin Households to go Greener. (read more)
Marin IJ: Tamra Peters, Resilient Neighborhoods Executive Director and Bill Carney of Sustainable San Rafael awarded the 2017 Citizen(s) of the Year award! (read more)
Marin Voice article written by Marin County Supervisor Kate Sears and Novato Councilman Josh Fryday mentions Resilient Neighborhoods, and encourages locals to join a team. (read more)
Great News! The City of San Rafael and Marin Climate and Energy Partnership renew their grant of $50,000 for the Outreach Coordinator position. (read more)
Resilient Neighborhoods mentioned in a letter to the Marin IJ Readers' Forum. Check it out here.
In the Marin IJ, Wendi Kallins wrote about the ways in which Marin is addressing climate change, including the Resilient Neighborhoods program. To read the article, click here.
In Bicycle Retailer, RN team participant and volunteer, Marilyn Price, wrote about how the Resilient Neighborhoods program inspired her to go carless and rely 100% on her bike for transportation. To read her letter, click here.
We were one of 13 partner organizations that organized the Time to Lead on Climate - CA : US : UN forum on Nov 9th, 2015, which attracted over 800 attendees. You can watch a video of the event here.
Resilient Neighborhoods received a generous grant from the Marin Climate and Energy Partnership (MCEP) to help us build EcoTeams in all of Marin’s cities and towns. MCEP is a countywide partnership working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in government operations and our communities. Read more about MCEP here.
Resilient Neighborhoods was featured in the City of San Rafael Volunteer newsletter for its contributions to the City. Read more here.
Click on picture above to watch a 5 min. interview on Marin's TV's news program, "Seriously Now".