Video From “Rising Waters, Rising Rates” Forum

On July 9, 2014 a full-house audience gathered at the San Rafael Corporate Center to confront the all-too-imminent threat of climate-induced sea-level rise and the threat of higher insurance rates and limited coverage.  Here’s the full-length video from this sobering event:   Speakers were: Stephen Bushnell Sr. Director Product Development Fireman’s Fund Insurance Geoff Margolis Deputy […]

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Marin’s Largest Solar Farm Approved

NEWS FLASH!  On June 23, the Marin County Planning Commission approved construction of a 2 Megawatt Solar Farm at the abandoned Cooley quarry outside Novato. Public comments and those of the commissioners converged on a common theme:  This project is a perfect example of the kind of projects Marin needs, with none of the negatives […]

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Improve Your Carpooling Karma

Carma is a new FaceBook & SmartPhone-based system for turning your carbon-reducing good intentions into reality.  Now it’s available in the Bay Area and the Transportation Authority of Marin is helping to promote it. (It’s been up and running successfully in Washington, DC, Austin, TX and several European cities  for a while.) Once you’ve signed […]

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Sonoma Clean Power Moves Ahead

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 […]

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Video from “Choosing the Future We Want”

On September 17, 2014, a sizable audience gathered at City Hall for “Choosing the Future We Want – Housing Choices for Marin.” Speakers explored how we can bring our built environment back into alignment with nature – while at the same time extending our tradition of walkable towns, rich in transit and diversity, and reducing our […]

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Venture Greenhouse Re-Opens!

Breaking Good News (5/6/14): After a brief hiatus, Marin’s new business incubator is back in business.  You can find full details on their Facebook page here and their website here. They are having an open house/information meeting Wednesday June 11, 6:00 to 7:30 to re-introduce themselves.  Meanwhile, the following story from their first incarnation is still valid. […]

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