On-Going: Support 100% Clean Energy Use by Marin Cities!

Aug 21, 2017

This year, thanks to your efforts, almost all Marin County governments have now gone Deep Green!  Help make Marin a 100% clean energy county by writing a brief letter to your city council, urging them to switch to all renewable energy, if they haven’t already!  350Marin members Helene Marsh and Sarah Loughran are working on a great county-wide initiative to get municipalities and the County of Marin to switch their electricity accounts (for all the public buildings, street lights, etc.) to MCE Deep Green, (100% Green Energy).  350Marin strongly supports their great leadership on this, which is aligned with the goals of our Clean Energy campaign.

Novato Quarry opens as “Local Sol” solar farm

The list of Marin cities, towns, and departments that have already gone Deep Green is filling in fast:  Fairfax, San Anselmo, Belvedere, and Sausalito, as well as the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Point Reyes National Seashore, and the Tamalpais Community Services District. As of April 18 and 19th respectively, Corte Madera and Larkspur have joined them. And Novato did the same thing on May 2nd. Following in June, Ross and San Rafael voted to go Deep Green, and the County did as well. And now, Mill Valley!  All votes were unanimous! The big question is “Which City or Town in Marin will be the last one to go Deep Green?” As it turns out, it is Tiburon.  Hope Tiburon joins the all the other cities in Marin soon!

Tiburon has committed to evaluate participation in the Deep Green program this year. They need to hear your voice soon if you’re a resident!  You could go to their next meeting and speak on this topic in the open comment period at the beginning if the item is not on the agenda.

Corte MaderaApril 18  (Chose Deep Green!)
LarkspurApril 19  (Chose Deep Green!)
Novato – May 2 (Chose Deep Green!)
Ross – June 8th  (Chose Deep Green!)
Mill Valley – July 17th (Chose Deep Green!)
San Rafael June 5th (Chose Deep Green!)
County of Marin – June 19th (Chose Deep Green!)

Tiburon – They say it may be on the agenda in September or October, so as of August 21, the best thing to do is to call them 

And maybe, just as important, is for you to opt-up to Deep Green with MCE as well – if you haven’t already – which you can do easily by going HERE

If you would like more information or have questions about Tiburon, you can contact the leaders for this campaign with the cities:

Helene Marsh  415 300-7233  marsh.helene@gmail.com

Sarah Loughran  415 717-8581  sarahloughran@comcast.net

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.