This presents an opportunity for 350Marin members and residents of Novato to encourage the City Council to switch its municipal accounts to 100% renewable energy. Currently only San Anselmo, Fairfax, and Belvedere use MCE’s Deep Green 100% renewable option. By switching to MCE Deep Green, individuals, businesses and governments can reduce greenhouse gas emissions-that’s what needs to happen everywhere to ensure a healthy planet for everyone!
People often ask how they can make a difference with climate change – encouraging local government to make the right decisions is one great way to get involved!
To show your support for Novato purchasing greener energy, attend the City Council meeting on Tuesday March 7 at 6:30pm at Novato City Hall. Council Chambers, 901 Sherman Ave. Novato
Agenda for the meeting – Item #5 is the one you are here for. HERE’s the agenda.
350Marin members Helene Marsh and Sarah Loughran are working on a county-wide initiative to get municipalities to switch their electricity accounts (so all the public buildings, street lights, etc.) to MCE Deep Green. 350 Marin supports this initiative; it fits well with the goals of our Clean Energy campaign.
If you would like more information or have questions you can contact:
Helene Marsh 415 300-7233 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Loughran 415 717-8581 email@example.com
19 citizen groups, so far, have signed a statement of support for this County-wide initiative:
Supporting groups are:
Marin Conservation League, 350Marin, Environmental Forum of Marin, Citizen’s Climate Lobby(Marin Chapter), Resilient Neighborhoods, OFA Marin, Cool the Earth, Coalition for Livable Marin (CALM), Marin School of Environmental Leadership, Strategic Energy Innovations, Sustainable Marin, Sierra Club-Marin, Sustainable San Rafael, Sustainable Novato, Sustainable Fairfax, Town of Fairfax Climate Action Committee, Mainstreet Moms – West Marin, Mill Valley Community Action Network, CA Interfaith Power and Light.
Please RSVP if you think you can make it. Oh, and if you have not gone Deep Green yourself with Marin Clean Energy, you can learn more and begin the process by clicking HERE