SSR Sponsors Candidate Debate

When?  Monday April 28, 6:30 PM Where? San Rafael City Hall Council Chambers, 1400 Fifth Avenue This year we have a hotly-contested race for County Supervisor for District 1.  This is the district than includes most of San Rafael and the nearby unincorporated areas.  San Rafael Councilmember Damon Connolly is challenging two-term incumbent Supervisor Susan […]

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State Bill Threatens Clean Energy – - Speak Up Now!

Sustainable San Rafael and Sustainable Marin both strongly reject Assembly Bill 2145, laughingly known as the “Monopoly Protection Act of 2014,”  which will effectively destroy Community Choice Aggregation (CCA.)  CCA is the mechanism that allowed Marin Clean Energy to be established, and right now, communities all aver the state, including our neighbor, Sonoma County, are […]

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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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Full House for “Climate Leadership” Forum (with Video)

On August 15, 2013 a standing-room-only crowd packed the Mill Valley Community Center to hear Congressman Jared Huffman and a panel of experts answer the question “What Would Climate Leadership Look Like in Washington?” The lead sponsors were Organizing for Action and Sustainable San Rafael, and 24 co-sponsors made important contributions to staging this ambitious […]

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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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Marin’s Green Business Incubator Closed?

Late News (12/19/13) : A recent comment (below) and other online postings indicate that The Venture Greenhouse has closed or will at the end of the year. We’re leaving the following story from February on the site as a record of what seemed like a really neat, needed idea .   .  .  .  one […]

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Take Action to Fight Keystone XL

The battle to stop the Keystone XL pipeline is not  over yet. Even inside the Obama administration, the EPA has publicly rebuked the State Department for an inadequate Environmental Impact Statement. Done be a spectator!  Here are some ways to have your voice heard in Washington.  Here’s a prototype letter to the President or anyone […]

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“Plan Bay Area” Forum Draws Crowd (Video)

On May 9, 2013 Sustainable San Rafael, along with Sustainable Marin, 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)” […]

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