New Solar For San Rafael

In August, the San Rafael City Council voted to move ahead with a major initiative to install solar panels on six city buildings.  The first site to be completed will be City Hall, pictured above.  When the project is complete. 57% of the city’s electric use will be delivered by solar, and the city’s greenhouse […]

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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 … […]

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Report from “Rising Waters, Rising Voices”

On October 8, 2014, we held a follow-up to this summer’s overflow “Rising Waters, Rising Rates” event on climate-induced insurance costs.  This time, participants were asked to join a panel of Marin climate leaders to brainstorm together on what we can do to ‘manage the risks’ from growing climate disruptions. Review a  “Storyfy” report on the event by clicking here.  (Complete […]

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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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