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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Sustainable, Green, Low-Carbon Living from Wagstaff + Rogers Architects

Author: Katherine Salazar According to a New York Times article, in 2014 the U.S. emitted around 16.2 metric tons of carbon per capita. That’s about 35,375 pounds of carbon per person. Needless to say, we have contributed significantly to global warming. And despite being considered an environmentally conscious region, the Bay Area is a major contributor to those […]

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Sustainable Novato Newsletter

Read about our 2017 accomplishments and 2018 upcoming events. SN Newsletter January 2018

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Modern Roundabouts Just Plain Work Better than Outdated Stop Signs and Lights – Find out Why

“Modern roundabouts are environmentally friendly, attractive and safe.  They ease traffic congestion, keep traffic moving, and reduce carbon pollution from cars.  If we aim at more sustainable transportation, more roundabouts might help” Click on the link below to read why: Roundabouts – The Better Solution

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Novato residents fixing up Hamilton SMART station – IJ Report / Plus KCBS Audio

On a recent afternoon, Donn Davy could be found doubled over replacing a defective valve at Hamilton’s SMART station in Novato. Under the searing midday sun, the 70-year-old, wearing boots and a wide-brimmed fedora, wrapped up a day’s work on a nearly complete irrigation system he installed at the station in southern Novato near Marin […]

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Novato City Council Pledges 100% Clean Energy

Novato Pledges Move to 100% Clean Energy At their September 12 meeting, the Novato City Council unanimously voted to join the Mayors for 100% Clean Energy, an initiative of the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 Campaign, which calls on all Mayors in cities and towns across the United States to support a vision of 100% […]

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“Rising Seas in California” Report – Get it here

The State has just released “Rising Seas in California,” that includes emerging science on the Antarctica and Greenland ice sheets. In calm, science-based language, the report puts the public on notice that things are changing at a faster rate. “Previously underappreciated glaciological processes, examined in the research of the last five years, have the potential […]

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City of Novato Goes “Deep Green” in Commitment to Sustainability

Novato upgrades to 100% renewable sources energy plan City Council unanimously votes to participate in Marin Clean Energy’s (MCE) Deep Green/100% Renewable Energy Program At their May 2 meeting, the Novato City Council unanimously voted to participate in Marin Clean Energy’s (MCE) Deep Green/100% Renewable Energy Program, in which all the energy used comes from renewable […]

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Alternatives to Cancer-causing Roundup

Below is a speech made by Mary Fraser regarding Roundup and related documents are attached: Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, My name is Mary Fraser. I am a board member of the Pesticide Free Zone. I am here tonite to talk about alternatives to using toxic pesticides in landscape maintenance. As many of you know, […]

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