6,701,352 lbs. of annual CO2 emissions have already been reduced.
That's like taking 918 Marin homes off the grid permanently!
Watch the one minute video below that won a national award in 2014.
Marin County Employees
Complete Another Resilient Offices Team
Since the launch of the Resilient Offices program last Earth Day, twenty-three County employees from twelve departments completed two Climate Action Teams. The latest team of fourteen, "The Carbon Change Gang" set a personal goal to take actions to reduce their carbon footprint at home, get prepared for emergencies, and to create a more sustainable workplace.
By supporting each other to go above and beyond, they took over 500 individual actions and achieved a reduction of 185,911 pounds of carbon emissions. That is like taking 18 cars off the road...for good! They got their emergency supplies together, shared great tips, and inspired each other to become sustainability leaders at work.
They shared these thoughts about the experience,
"The program was so easy to follow and really made me think about my lifestyle. Some changes were big, some small, but I know that every bit helps and achieves our common goal of producing a better planet."
"The program was the perfect opportunity to focus on all the little actions, from home energy efficiency, to shopping habits, and local and organic foods that I've been meaning to do. At the same time, I got to know more people in my community, who gave me the support I needed."
The team celebrated their graduation with fresh baked goodies, pizza from locally owned Arizmendi Bakery, and backyard lemons to take home. Team members got so fired up by the experience, they are now stepping up to encourage co-workers and friends to join an upcoming Resilient Neighborhoods or Resilient Offices team. Click here for details on new Teams starting 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, (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".