8,480,611 lbs. of annual CO2 emissions have already been reduced.
That's like taking 1,162 Marin homes off the grid permanently!
Watch the one minute video below that won a national award in 2014.
Sausalito Teams Keep Going
Despite Wildfires, PSPS events and the Pandemic
It's been a challenging six months for us all including the residents of Sausalito where despite two power outages, wildfires and the coronavirus, 40 people in Climate Action Teams made a difference by reducing 435,365 annual CO2 lbs. and creating a better-prepared community.
The 'Floating Carbon Knockouts Team' organized and hosted by Wilford Welch and Carole Angermeir on their amazing floating home was the the second Sausalito floating home RN team. Flo Hoylman, who helped organize and hosted a team of 15 households on her floating home, also recruited people for Wilford's team. Disruptions started by the second meeting when the Kincaid fire caused a rescheduling. Next came two PSPS outages. Nevertheless, the team persevered and ten households graduated just before the Christmas holiday.
But the Sausalito graduates did not stop there. Sausalito Women's Club (SWC) Julie Carlson, who helped organize a RN team in 2018, secured the Sausalito Library as a venue and helped recruit women from the SWC. Wilford and Carole did outreach to their friends, put an article in the Sausalito Floating Homes newspaper, and even posted a recruiting flyer on the docks. Meanwhile Flo was at work recruiting at Sausalito Village and through her own extensive network.
The result was the SOS team (Sausolutions of Sustainability) that started in January. The team of 15 dedicated people reduced 260,000 annual CO2 lbs. despite the threat of the pandemic and cancellation of their graduation meeting on March 17, the first day of the shelter-in-place order. KPIX TV was not able to film the team's graduation as footage for the Jefferson Award, but two team members (Lisa Williams and Julie Munroe) were filmed taking actions. The team will still have its graduation celebration but it looks like it may be done online.
Thanks to all our Sausalito and other graduates for being resilient and being part of the climate solution!
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. Almost 1,500 people have reduced 8.4 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.
March 2020: Tamra Peters wins the Jefferson Award for Multiplying Good for Resilient Neighborhoods. Watch the KPIX news segment here.
Marin Magazine, March 2020: RN is featured in "Five Marin Organizations Battling Climate Change". Click the image below for the full article.
RN receives MCE's 2018 Charles F. McGlashan Advocacy Award in recognition of RN’s passion, dedication and commitment to advocating for 100% renewable electricity. Click here for the full story and to watch Tamra's acceptance speech.
North Bay Biz Magazine 2019 Game Changers edition features Resilient Neighborhoods.
Click on the image below to see Tamra Peters' 2016 presentation to the San Anselmo Town Council.
News and Events
The People's Environmental News, (2017) Watch a full length interview with Tamra Peters about the impacts of the Resilient Neighborhoods Program. (Click here to watch)
Marin IJ, Marin Voice (2017) 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 2017 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 (2016). Check it out here.
In the Marin IJ, (2016) 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 (2016), 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 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".