5,422,612 lbs. of annual CO2 emissions have already been reduced.
That's enough to keep an acre of Arctic Sea ice
from melting every year or
taking 743 Marin homes off the grid permanently!
Watch the one minute video below that won a national award in 2014.
Successful Pilot Program-- Resilient Offices-- Coming to an Office Near You!
The pilot program with the County of Marin successfully graduated its first team at the Civic Center! The County/RN partnership created a workplace program that integrates workplace sustainability actions into RN's regular program of household actions. Employees did the program at the end of the workday and while savoring a pizza dinner.
The new program got started with a team of nine County employees from six departments. They named themselves the 'Frankly, I Don't Give a CARB!' Team, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and a shared goal to reduce their carbon emissions over the five team meetings.
They each chose actions to live a more sustainable lifestyle at home and get their family ready for emergencies. Workplace actions include things like switching to public transit, getting trained to help at work during emergencies, and serving water from pitchers at meetings rather than plastic bottles.
This group was already environmentally aware yet found lots of actions to take that help with climate change and create a healthier planet. Congratulations to the team for reducing their carbon emissions by over 74,000 pounds, which is equivalent to taking 10 Marin homes off the grid for good!
The Team loved meeting with like-minded co-workers from various departments. They connected, learned about each others experiences, and found the actions easy to take because of the information and resources RN provides.
The team graduated with a party, complete with homemade ice cream made with all local ingredients, zero waste fruit salad, and a reused cake! How do you reuse a cake? Join a team to find out!
Click here to check out upcoming classes for you or someone you know!
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.
Watch the introduction to Resilient Neighborhoods online:
Click on the image to see our presentation to the San Anselmo Town Council on Feb 9th, 2016.
News and Events
The People's Environmental News, (10/31/17) Watch a full length interview with Tamra Peters about the impacts of the Resilient Neighborhoods Program. (Click here to watch)
Marin IJ, Marin Voice (6/5/17) 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 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. Check it out here.
In the Marin IJ, 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, 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 received a generous grant from the Marin Climate and Energy Partnership (MCEP) to help us build Climate Action Teams in all of Marin’s cities and towns. MCEP is a countywide partnership working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in government operations and our communities. Read more about MCEP 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".