Marin at a glance
What can YOU do?
We're glad you asked!
Marin can make a world of difference.
And we can all do something!
West Marin County’s farm and ranch land have been subjected to drier summers and wild winters marked with occasional floods, the result of climate change. The Marin Carbon Project is using compost, fertilizer and planting to increase the amount of carbon in the soil. The idea is that more carbon in the ground pulls more greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere and at the same time helps the soil retain water longer. As of 2021, The project has helped set up 200 carbon sequestration projects at 60 different Marin County farms.
What inspires you? Discover your solutions here:
It's always easier - and more fun - to take actions with others
Explore these groups and join those that align with your interests. This will never be a "complete list", so let us know about organizations that should be added: drop us a note at info@DrawdownBayArea.org.
Sustainable San Rafael
local, advocacy, education
Sustainable San Rafael is an all-volunteer group of folks dedicated to advocacy and education to help bring about a healthy and aware society. We are organized around the idea that we can-and must-do more to fight climate change and encourage sustainable living.
Marin Carbon Project
local, food & food waste, education
MCP seeks to enhance carbon sequestration. Our vision is for landowners/managers to serve as stewards of soil health and to undertake carbon farming that can improve on-farm productivity and viability, enhance ecosystem functions, and stop and reverse climate change.
Marin Interfaith Climate Action Network
local, advocacy, lifestyle
MICA is confronting the growing climate crisis by: 1) Developing environmental education and adopting mitigating measures within our own religious communities. 2) Advocating for climate legislation. 3) Collaborating in with other environmental organizations.
Actions You Can Take Now
Click on any of these images to take the first step, and then the next
ENERGY & BUILDINGS
FOOD & FOOD WASTE
What can you do?
See what's happening in your community:
Find businesses, non-profit organizations, and city & county climate action departments and agencies, all doing something to be part of the solution -
then reach out and connect!
take the survey!
Find businesses near you that are Certified Green
Local businesses that are doing the right thing would certainly appreciate your support. Find one near you!
Are you interested in becoming a Green Business?
The Marin Green Business Program is a voluntary partnership among business leaders, government agencies and non-profit organizations. We recognize and promote businesses that demonstrate continuous compliance with applicable environmental regulations, conserve energy, water, and other materials, implement sound environmental practices that prevent pollution and waste generation, and share environmentally responsible practices with other businesses in our community.
Become a Certified Green Business! You're in good company: join the program that is greening California, one business at a time, and be part of the statewide California Green Business Network, leading the nation in creating a vibrant green economy that makes communities healthier and more livable while conserving resources.
Local governments can make all the difference - learn what yours is doing
COUNTY OF MARIN:
The County of Marin Sustainability Team works to support healthy, safe and sustainable communities while preserving Marin’s unique environmental heritage. The team has compiled resources for residents and businesses, and developed programs to promote renewable energy, address climate change, encourage green building, recognize green businesses, and implement energy efficiency projects in County schools, special districts, and cities and towns.
Explore countywide sustainability resources, or find your local government below.
CITIES, TOWNS & AGENCIES:
What's Happening Around the Bay?
More resources to explore
There are agencies, community organizations, and business groups that are not centered in one particular county, but serve the region, and are often connected beyond the Bay. They offer information, resources, and ways to join the larger effort to implement climate solutions. Take a look at these organizations' websites.