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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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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Another Resilient Neighborhoods Team Reduces Carbon Footprint! Form your own team!

Residents from Novato, San Rafael and San Anselmo came together to form the Marin Carbon-Knights team to fight climate change. On average, they reduced their household emissions by 29% and collectively wiil prevent 48,000 lbs. of annual CO2 pollution. Some of the actions they took include signing up for MCE’s Deep Green 100% renewable energy, purchasing […]

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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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