9,696,323 lbs. of annual CO2 emissions have already been reduced.
That's like taking 1,327 Marin homes off of the grid permanently!
Congratulations We Mean Green!
The small but mighty We Mean Green team graduates slashed 79,488 annual carbon pounds and earned 91,150 resilience points during the program. Team members were from Inverness, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, and San Rafael.
This team reduced their emissions from energy by going with "renewables." Nearly 100% of the team has MCE Deep Greep and team member Rebecca made big changes by getting solar panels and buying an EV during the program. Another member pledged to replace two gas cars with one EV! Smaller actions can have a big impact too- by replacing light bulbs with LED bulbs, one participant reduced her emissions by over 3,000 annual carbon pounds. To keep the methane out of the air, two team members started composting and another influenced a friend to start composting. After learning that flying is so carbon emission-intensive, two members canceled airline trips.
Concerned about the drought, Ziba installed a recirculation pump right under her sink to keep cold water from going down the drain, inspiring other team members to do the same! And feeling ready to help her community to take effective climate action, one team member pledged to get involved with helping implement her city's Climate Action Plan.
Team member Amido said that the program "is enlightening and inspirational, it is very effective and extremely well and kindly run." Thank you Amido and nice work "We Mean Green"! We know you mean it!
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 1,700 people have reduced 9.7 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
Responding to the
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!