7,146,384 lbs. of annual CO2 emissions have already been reduced.
That's like taking 979 Marin homes off the grid permanently!
Watch the one minute video below that won a national award in 2014.
Living a Decarbonizing Lifestyle
The Creekside Decarbonators met in Mill Valley and named themselves after the historic Mill Valley Library Creekside Room in which they met. Their goal was to motivate each other and to "decarbonize" their lives. Over five team-meetings facilitated by RN staff, they achieved a reduction of more than 120k pounds of CO2 pollution. That's like taking more than 16 Marin homes off the grid!
One step that makes a big impact on your home's emissions is transitioning away from gas appliances and shifting to electric ones. An electrified home combined with Deep Green 100% renewable electricity means zero emissions. This team took big strides to electrify their homes and five families are getting an electric vehicle. To be prepared for wildfire season and other emergencies they put in the real work to create defensible space around their homes and assembled emergency kits.
Team member, Fabrice Florin, a local filmmaker and climate activist, spotlighted Tamra and the other team members in a great video that shows what it's like to be on a team. This is the first in his Climate Hero's video series. Check it out here.
This is an outstanding program! I learned so much on so many topics. I loved sharing ideas with others and found the materials useful. Most importantly, it changed my life!
This team is still working on what they care about this summer. Already many have sent friends to sign up for the next team and are continuing to live a decarbonizing lifestyle. It's a climate movement! Click here for details on new teams forming now.
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.
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.
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".