11,248,231 lbs. of annual CO2 emissions have already been eliminated.
That's like taking 1,541 Marin homes off of the grid permanently!
CLOTHING SWAP A BIG SUCCESS!
On October 15 we had our first clothing swap - we reduced clothing waste & raised funds for Resilient Neighborhoods!
Let's do it again this spring!
The Cool Climate Crew sails in for a strong finish...
Congratulations to our 111th climate action team, the Cool Climate Crew for being one of our spring graduating teams! The team was made up of people from Corte Madera, San Anselmo, and San Rafael. They were a small but mighty crew, reducing a very impressive 160,483 pounds of CO2 emissions! They all opted up to MCE's Deep Green 100% renewable electricity and got credit for inspiring others to do the same. Randy set goals to create an all-electric kitchen, install solar panels, and get an EV. Roger & Marlene are creating a 100% electric home by getting a heat pump heating & cooling system, an induction stove, and an electric backup home battery. Alice is insulating her home and replacing her existing windows with double-pane to avoid having to install an air conditioner.
This team shared great tips and information with one another. Randy recommended a solar cooker to the team that allows you to cook outside using solar- no panels required- without heating up your house when it's hot outside.
One team member enjoyed connecting with community and found the workshop was a "great opportunity to see others, realize we are real neighbors, and have very much shared concerns."
Great job crew! We hope the workshop and our on-going support will make taking future actions smooth sailing...
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 1,900 people have reduced over 11 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.
Responding to the COVID crisis
The COVID-19 crisis brought our in-person teams to a halt in the Spring 2020. We quickly adapted and developed an online version of the program. Check out our recent zoom graduating teams in our slider above!
In the News
Tamra Peters wins the Jefferson Award for Multiplying Good for Resilient Neighborhoods. Watch the KPIX news segment here.
Marin Magazine: RN is featured in "Five Marin Organizations Battling Climate Change".
RN receives MCE's 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.
Visit our News and Media page to learn more about Resilient Neighborhoods