Be Part of the Climate Solution
Go on a "Low Carbon Diet" and Lose 5,000 lbs of CO2!
Our latest EcoTeam!
The Mt. Tam Carbonshedders averaged a 64% reduction in their household carbon emissions!
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
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 12 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".