9,373,335 lbs. of annual CO2 emissions have already been reduced.
That's like taking 1,284 Marin homes off of the grid permanently!
Congratulations to the
Climate Emergency Responders
Nearly 100,000 carbon pounds reduced!
Congratulations to our graduating team, the Climate Emergency Responders pictured above with their flashlights ready for an emergency!
Many folks on this team started the program with a very low carbon footprint due to lifestyle or having taken previous actions. But they challenged themselves to find new ways to reduce their impact on the earth and were successful! They collectively reduced 99,676 annual carbon pounds by taking the program. One member reduced her carbon footprint by 77%! Some favorite actions they took included 5-minute showers, high-efficiency windows, and solar panels. Four members will be getting electric vehicles. Nearly half of the team will be replacing gas water heaters with heat pump electric ones, making the energy to heat water efficient and carbon neutral. And all households on the team are now purchasing 100% renewable energy through MCE's Deep Green!
After graduating one member commented “You take a very formidable situation and make it easier to understand." Another graduate remarked how the program relieved her feeling of hopelessness about climate change. Taking action can ease climate anxiety, something we also address in the program.
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 1,600 people have reduced 9.4 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.
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