6,002,907 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 822 Marin homes off the grid permanently!
Watch the one minute video below that won a national award in 2014.
Go All Out to Reverse Climate Change!
This group of members of the Sausalito Woman's Club and neighbors proceeded, over the course of five meetings to reduce 184,980 lbs. of annual CO2 emissions. That's three times more carbon reduction than RN's average team of comparable size and like taking 26 Marin homes off the grid! In addition, the team took actions to live more sustainably, get ready for emergencies and connect with neighbors: all important actions to adapt to 'the new abnormal' we are experiencing.
How did they do it? The team took many actions in the two areas in which residents cause the most CO2 pollution- home energy and transportation. The whole team now uses MCE's 100% renewable Deep Green electricity. One couple got a friend to sign up for Deep Green and another switched two residential buildings they own to get Deep Green electricity. They are changing their light bulbs to LEDs, and will be getting home energy audits to find out where they are wasting energy. They are also making their homes more efficient by switching to energy-star appliances powered by renewable electricity.
The whole team will switch to a more plant-based diet and make more informed purchasing decisions, including those that avoid plastic. One team member purchased carbon offsets as a gift for her son who must fly many places for his work.
Motivated by the recent wildfires, the team completed family emergency plans, checked their insurance policies, and stocked or restocked their emergency supplies. Now they have peace of mind knowing that they are prepared.
Congratulations to the"Sausalito Carbon Out 2-Day Team" for making positive change in the world and pledging to get others to do the same. We also want to say thanks and acknowledge Julie Carlson and the Sausalito Women's Club for initiating the team and supporting RN and the team through the whole program.
Click here for details on new Climate Action Teams starting up soon.
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? 65% 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 Climate Action Teams 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
In this free 5-session workshop you will reduce your carbon footprint and get prepared for emergencies. Taking simple actions like trimming energy and waste, conserving water, and making smarter transportation choices can save money too. You’ll see the positive results of your actions and help build a stronger and safer community. Nearly 1,000 people have reduced 5 million pounds of CO2 pollution through Resilient Neighborhoods. All you need to participate is a computer, access to your utility bills, and a desire to join with other community members to create a better future.
New Climate Action Teams are forming now. Check out the schedule here.
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
The People's Environmental News, (10/31/17) Watch a full length interview with Tamra Peters about the impacts of the Resilient Neighborhoods Program. (Click here to watch)
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)
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 Climate Action Teams 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".