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 Novato Letter to City of Novato – Hamilton Pool Solar Project

Novato City Council members: We, the Board of Sustainable Novato, have reviewed the options being considered for the solar carport structure that is planned to offset the power usage at the Hamilton pool.  We encourage the City of Novato to move forward with either option A or B, both of which maintain the full savings […]

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Take a Survey – Should there be solar power at the Hamilton Pool?

The city would like to hear your opinion regarding the partially completed Hamilton Solar Carport project. Please visit www.novato.org/hamiltonsolar to view the project webpage, FAQs and take the on-line survey.  All Novato residents are invited to participate in the survey. You can also come to the community Q&A with City staff at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 11 […]

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Special Financing Available for Solar and Other Energy Efficient Upgrades

The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program provides financial assistance for energy and water conservation upgrades. Provides loans to residential and commercial property owners to install energy and water conservation improvements and renewable energy upgrades. No up-front cost. Repayment occurs on the property tax bill, which can be tax deductible and transferred to future owners […]

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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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Resilient Neighborhoods is Here in Novato! Be Part of the Solution!

Resilient Neighborhoods wants you! In a county where roughly 60% of the carbon emissions come from residents, Resilient Neighborhoods empowers people to take action against climate change by actually reducing their household carbon emissions. By joining an EcoTeam, you will lose at least 5,000 pounds of carbon, lower your bills, become better prepared for emergencies, […]

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“Who Are We?” A New Video About Marin’s Future

Are you frustrated by the negativity of the debate on planning and Marin’s future? Here’s a new video that asks the positive question “What do you want for Marin’s future?” and seeks answers in the vision of our youth. Former County Supervisor Susan Adams and her staff  asked young people — high schoolers … college students … future leaders […]

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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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