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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Going Deep Green – Explained

“The single most effective way for Marin residents to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is to switch to Deep Green.” By Doug Wilson and Mary Morgan (Marin Conservation League newsletter) Those lines were written almost a year ago in this [Marin Conservation League] Newsletter on the eve of the County’s adoption of its updated Climate Action Plan […]

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Join Bel Marin Keys Resilient Neighborhoods Team

Colleen Daly is organizing a new Resilient Neighborhoods carbon-reduction team in Bel Marin Keys.  It will meet at Colleen’s home on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 pm February 14, March 3 and 21, April 4 and 18.  Contact Colleen atcdaly1177@comcast.net for more information.  Even though the first meeting has already happened, it’s not too […]

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Sustainable Novato Urges All of Marin County to Go 100% Renewable – The Right Thing to Do

We urge the County of Marin and all municipalities in Marin to purchase 100% renewable electricity for all municipal electricity uses in order to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions quickly and cost effectively.  In the face of a rapidly changing climate that risks the health and well-being of the citizens of Marin and the entire […]

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Form your own Resilient Neighborhoods Team – Classes Start Soon!

Teams are forming throughout Marin County. You can form or join a team with neighbors, friends, bookclub members, co-workers, or even people you will be meeting for the first time.  If you are interested in joining a team, click here to fill out our information form and we’ll contact you with more details. Register for […]

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See Massive Human Impact on Our Earth

Check out this Google time-lapse high resolution map of the globe. https://earthengine.google.com/timelapse/  It shows the massive recent impacts of human activity on every part of the Earth.  Note that Marin County has remained relatively unscathed, at least visibly.  You can grab the map and drag it to the location you want to focus in on, like […]

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Get Paid for Charging your Electric Vehicle!

EV drivers can get paid by signing up for a Marin Clean Energy program that controls when their car is charged and also controls the amount of electrical current used for charging the car. The program is designed to ensure that the car is fully charged by the time the driver specifies and allows the […]

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Go Solar Locally – Even Without Panels on Your Roof!

“Local Sol,” a new feature of Marin Clean Energy’s “Deep Green,” promises 100% “real” local, distributed solar power from the solar facility in the old Novato Cooley quarry outside town, not the problematic reliance on unbundled renewable energy certificates (RECs), which do not fund actual addition of new solar capacity.  Check out MCE’s website to see […]

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