8,181,515 lbs. of annual CO2 emissions have already been reduced.
That's like taking 1,121 Marin homes off the grid permanently!
Watch the one minute video below that won a national award in 2014.
No Mo Carbo Team!
The "No Mo Carbo" team came together with great energy and a desire to learn more about what they could do to reduce their impact. As their name states, they were on a mission to reduce their carbon emissions and they achieved it! After five meetings their collective impact was equivalent to taking almost 13 cars off the road, with 132K lbs. of CO2 pollution reduced.
A common theme for this group was the value of building resiliency to the impacts of climate change. In an age of anxiety over the future, teams are finding that taking action is the best way to stop worrying. This team took action by focusing on important steps at home and in their neighborhood. Each family now has an emergency plan and have discussed it with the whole household. Emergency supplies have been assembled and they are ready in the event of a disaster or power outage.
These Novatoans are now all powering their homes with 100% renewable electricity from sun and wind through MCE. Plus, two families persuaded a friend to opt up to 'Deep Green' electricity as well. They are shifting purchases to local shops and three families are switching to an electric vehicle! Go team!
The No Mo Carbo team turned their anxiety into action and by coming together and working through their action plans as a team, they achieved amazing results!
Join a team and chose action over anxiety. Click here to learn about new teams.
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.
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".