About Sustainable Novato

Sustainable Novato is an all-volunteer community non-profit that works to enable end encourage more sustainable living in our city. SN has helped induce City of Novato to adopt a climate action plan, a zero waste resolution and goals, and green building ordinance, and has worked with Novato Sanitary District toward a greener waste

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See All Upcoming Events and Happenings Under the “Events” Tab Above

SO MANY EVENTS, SO LITTLE SPACE… There is so much happening in the sustainability world that we can’t put all of it on the front page, yet it is all very important.  This is just a reminder to click on the “Events” tab on our home page to view all future events and happenings, as […]

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Our E-News is Online!

When we started this new SN website, one of the features we hoped to include was an electronic newsletter to help spread awareness of upcoming events and other developments at Sustainable Novato and the other “Sustainables.”  That hope is now a reality.  Our first issue (April) just went out to SN members and other subscribers. […]

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RideScout app compares all the ways to get around the Bay Area!

Want to know how long it will take you to go from your home to work and to know all the available transportation means, including walking and biking?  Well then you need the free  RideScout app for iOS or Android.  Check out this review on treehugger.com and give it a try.  I did and came […]

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Improve Your Carpooling Karma

Carma is a new FaceBook & SmartPhone-based system for turning your carbon-reducing good intentions into reality.  Now it’s available in the Bay Area and the Transportation Authority of Marin is helping to promote it. (It’s been up and running successfully in Washington, DC, Austin, TX and several European cities  for a while.) Once you’ve signed up and downloaded […]

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Required Reading on Climate

Bill McKibbon’s July 2012 paper in Rolling Stone, “Global Warming’s Terrible New Math” is rapidly evolving from just a well-researched piece on climate change to a possible “tipping point.” We may look back in a few years and say that this paper was the catalyst that (with a little help from last year’s extreme weather) finally inspired a […]

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TRAVELING BY AIR? USE CARBON OFFSETS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Air travel is a large and growing source of greenhouse gases.Given that this and other human activity is now causing global climate change, as well as the current planetary mass-extinction of species, we need to find ways to minimize and offset our personal contribution to greenhouse emissions. But how? RECs! (Renewable Energy Credits) and Air […]

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25 Years of Earth’s Changing Landscape

Watch this video that shows, using Google Earth, some significant changes on our planet in the last 25 years.  What does the next 25 have in store? 25 Years of Change    

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