Resilient Neighborhoods (RN) brings people together and empowers them to reduce their household CO 2 emissions, lower their bills, and create communities resilient to the impacts of climate change by offering free climate action workshops throughout Marin County. RN has helped nearly 1000 people reduce 5 million pounds of carbon emissions and be more prepared for an emergencies. The RN workshop series has a range of actions to choose from and is ideal for anyone who is concerned about climate change and wants to do something about it. Free workshops are scheduled throughout Marin County year round.
Sustainable Novato (SN) is a volunteer-driven, community-based non-profit that believes that by working together we can create a healthy environment that is also economically vital and socially equitable. Sustainable Novato advocates for — and educates about — practical steps that can take us toward that goal. While we encourage sustainable living we also work for systemic changes that can bring less climate risk, cleaner energy, water conservation, fewer toxics, low-emission transportation, better workforce housing, vibrant locally-owned and operated, greener businesses, and more transparent and efficient government.
ExtraFood’s mission is to help end hunger and wasted food in Marin, where 49,000 people worry about their next meal. Through its county-wide food recovery program, ExtraFood is the only organization that picks up excess food from any business or school and immediately delivers it to safety net partners serving Marin’s most vulnerable children, adults, and families. Working closely with the programs they serve, ExtraFood locates, recovers, and delivers food donations that match each program’s needs, including fresh produce, prepared food, dairy products, eggs, meat, packaged goods and baked goods. ExtraFood is always looking for volunteers to collect food and outlets to donate food. If you work for a Marin business or school that may have food to donate, or you’re interested in volunteering as a “food runner,” or you work for a Marin nonprofit that is in need of food, please visit ExtraFood.org.
Clean and Green Day
Held annually in April, Clean and Green Day is an opportunity for residents to come together and beautify our town by removing litter from city streets, medians, creek banks, parks and bike paths. Learn more about Clean & Green Day.
Adopt an Island
The City of Novato's Adopt an Island program provides an opportunity for residents, businesses, groups and other organizations to adopt a median island to help "Beautify Novato From the Inside Out". If you are interested in adopting an island please fill out and submit this form.