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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Walking the Walk – Hamilton Homeowner Shows Ways to Go Green & Save Money

Donn Davy, Sustainable Novato Vice President, doesn’t just “talk the talk” in cutting his home’s greenhouse gas emissions and adopting a serious “green” lifestyle.  He and his wife are seriously “walking the walk” with all sorts of sustainable, affordable improvements in how they live and work.  Their example offers a great model for other Novato […]

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Novato Adopts Integrated Pest Management Policy

A resolution for the city of Novato to adopt an integrated pest management policy was passed by city council on a 4 – 0 vote, with one absent.  This means that the use of pesticides is greatly reduced and strict rules are put in place for their use, greatly reducing the exposure of the pesticides […]

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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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The Zero Waste Home (video)

Here’s a great resource for tips about reducing your personal waste impact and working toward Zero Waste living.  A few years ago, the Johnson family of Mill Valley decided to stop talking about sustainable living and to start walking the talk.  They  re-engineered all the details of their life until they achieved their goal of true Zero […]

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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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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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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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