Be Part of the Climate Solution
Go on a 'Low Carbon Diet' and Lose 5,000 lbs of CO2!
Introducing our latest EcoTeam graduates, Decarbonize da Hood, from the Santa Venetia neighborhood of San Rafael! “Da Hood" in the back row represents the principle of thinking global and acting local. By decarbonizing their own neighborhood, the Team is also helping to decarbonize neighborhoods around the Earth.
It's Free, It's Fun, and It's Easy.
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 loses, our use of water, and the waste stream from our purchasing choices. Resilient Neighborhood 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
You will meet 5 times with your EcoTeam, calculate your carbon footprints, then 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 co-workers 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.
Resilient Neighborhoods has placed second in a national volunteer award competition! The Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award is awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council to high-impact initiatives. See our video here.
Resilient Neighborhoods was featured in the City of San Rafael Volunteer newsletter for its contributions to the City. Read more here.
Read about our first school pilot with Marin School of Environmental Leadership in Terra Linda High's newsletter here!
Click on picture above to watch 5 min. interview on Marin's TV's news program, "Seriously Now".
Click on picture above for ~15 min. (5:18 - 21:00) description of the Program from 2013 Earth Day Marin presentation.
Read our spotlights in the City of San Rafael's Volunteer Newsletters below!
Eco Dream Teams