“Rising Waters, Rising Rates” Forum

When?  Wednesday July 9, 7:00 – 8:30PM Where?  San Rafael Corporate Center, 750 Lindaro Street This is how Climate Change hits home . . . As once-a-year flooding becomes once-a-month heading toward once-a-day (see picture.) As new flood-plain maps are published by FEMA, and property owners are warned to expect big increases in their flood insurance […]

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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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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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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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