8,684,380 lbs. of annual CO2 emissions have already been reduced.
That's like taking 1,190 Marin homes off of the grid permanently!
Congratulations to Zoom to Zero:
Our 100th Climate Action Team!
191,977 carbon pounds reduced!
Ten-families of 33 people 'zoomed' from all parts of Marin - Mill Valley, Corte Madera, San Rafael, Forest Knolls, Woodacre and Novato - to build the Zoom to Zero team.
One team member took the plunge to get solar panels, and two others convinced friends to go solar! Most upgraded to MCE's Deep Green. Other commitments included taking 5-minute showers (with a new free shower timer), biking to school with their kid and shopping locally to avoid packaging materials. One team member was ordering boxes of sparkling water in plastic bottles during the pandemic. She took the advice of her teammate, and bought a soda stream to make her own sparkling water at home with no more plastic or shipping containers. Congratulations team for a your good work during the program and we know you will keep doing more!
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 1,500 people have reduced 8.6 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
March 2020: Tamra Peters wins the Jefferson Award for Multiplying Good for Resilient Neighborhoods. Watch the KPIX news segment here.
Marin Magazine, March 2020: RN is featured in "Five Marin Organizations Battling Climate Change". Click the image below for the full article.
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.
Visit our News and Media page to learn more about Resilient Neighborhoods