8,684,380 lbs. of annual CO2 emissions have already been reduced.
That's like taking 1,190 Marin homes off of the grid permanently!
Congratulations to the Covid Carbon Crushers
170,901 carbon pounds reduced!
Congratulations to the Covid Carbon Crushers, the most recent graduates of the Resilient Neighborhoods program! These 15 households included some committed environmentalists, including six "Eco-Stars" on the team. Five members already had solar panels and one signed-on to get them. Everyone worked hard to exceed their 5,000 carbon pound goal, including Ross Mayor Julie McMillan and Mill Valley Council Member Tricia Ossa. All members who were eligible to upgrade to MCE Deep Green did! Others embraced a plant-based diet, biked with bottles and cans to a recycling center, eliminated car trips by walking rather than driving to the gym, planned a trip by train instead of plane, and talked to a restaurant owner about packaging alternatives. Good going team!
Responding to the COVID-19 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!
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. Over 1,500 people have reduced 8.6 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.
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