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
Greenpoint Nursery in Novato has proposed building a 660 Kilowatt solar PV project on the unused ground at the periphery of the nursery. (That would be about the same size as the solar project at Las Gallinas Sewage ponds in the picture above.) This would be the second project in in the county to be [...]
Where? Green Point Nursery, Atherton Ave. at Olive, Novato When? Saturday June 15, 10 AM – Noon (last chance this year!) This is the year you’re finally going to stop procrastinating and get serious about composting! (Or, if you’re already composting, this is the year you’ll raise your game to another level.) It’s a win-win-win [...]
When? Tuesday June 4, 7 PM Where? San Anselmo City Hall, 52 San Anselmo Ave Here’s an opportunity to engage with leaders from a number of initiatives in the campaign to get to zero waste: Patty Garbarino, Bea Johnson (Author of The Zero Waste Home) Nicole Siminoff, Carrie Bachelder (founder of The Away Station) and more.
On May 9, 2013 Sustainable Marin, along with Sustainable San Rafael, The Marin Environmental Housing Collaborative, The League of Women Voters, The Marin Conservation League and Dominican University sponsored our second forum on the topic of planning the future of our communities in the era of climate change. “Planning the Future We Want (part 2)” drew [...]
On April 23, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to move ahead with setting up a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) clean power agency just like Marin’s MCE. This vote means that approximately 100,000 homes in the unincorporated parts of the county will start receiving their electricity from “Sonoma Clean Power” in January 2014, [...]
On March 16, the Novato City Council voted unanimously to switch all 121 of the city’s electric accounts from PG&E to Marin Clean Energy. (Most homeowners and businesses switched to MCE last summer.) The Staff Report recommending the change noted that the switch to MCE will save the city roughly $7,800 on its annual electric [...]
When we started this new SN website, one of the features we hoped to include was an electronic newsletter to help spread awareness of upcoming events and other developments at Sustainable Novato and the other “Sustainables.” That hope is now a reality. Our first issue (April) just went out to SN members and other subscribers. [...]
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- “Moving to Zero Waste” Forum May 19, 2013
- The First 100% Solar City? April 28, 2013
- Sonoma Clean Power Moves Ahead April 26, 2013
- Video from “Plan Bay Area” Forum April 19, 2013
- Our E-News is Online! April 9, 2013
- Sustainable Marin Urges Action on Climate Action Plan March 30, 2013
About “The Sustainables”
Sustainable Novato is one of a network of community-based, all-volunteer advocacy groups. We coordinate through Sustainable Marin, our county-wide information exchange. Visit Sustainable Marin at Facebook
Here are links to the other Marin Sustainables: