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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Call Mark Levine to urge passage of SB 1387 – Call today!

An Assembly “yes” vote by our Marc Levine is urgently needed to pass SB 1387 which would put South Coast air quality and GHG reduction there back on track.   Please call his office at (916) 319-2010, and ask for his “yes” vote on SB 1387. What is SB 1387? SB 1387 will add three new environmental justice […]

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ELECTION 2016: Tipping Point for Climate? Join this important discussion.

Monday, September 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Angelico Hall, Dominican University, San Rafael. Why it’s critical to make climate change a priority issue in this year’s Presidential and Congressional elections—and what Californians can do to help. Stanford Law Professor Michael Wara will speak on ‘Market-Driven Solutions to Climate Gridlock,’ with Paulson Institute Vice Chair and […]

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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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