Climate and Sustainability Resources for Residents

General Resources

MCEP LogoMarin Climate and Energy Partnership: Marin Climate and Energy Partnership (MCEP) is a partnership of all Marin cities and towns, the County of Marin, and the public agencies that serve Marin. Visit their “What You Can Do” page for steps to make your household more sustainable.

Resilient Neighborhoods LogoResilient Neighborhoods Program: Resilient Neighborhoods conducts free webinar workshops that help Marin residents save money, reduce their carbon footprint, and prepare for emergencies. Teams of 8 to 15 households meet five times over a 2-month period, with several series scheduled each year. All that is needed to participate is a computer, access to utility bills, and a desire to join with other community members to create a better future.

CAC Communications Image_SquaredClimate Action Committee: Get involved with the Corte Madera Climate Action Committee by providing public comment at a Committee meeting, volunteering with the Committee to conduct community outreach (email Amy Rouas at, or applying for an open seat on the Committee.

Home Electrification

Electrifying your home can improve indoor air quality, save money, and reduce your carbon footprint.

Sustainability Team Marin LogoElectrify Marin: The County of Marin offers rebates to single family property owners for the replacement of natural gas appliances with efficient all-electric units, including water heaters, furnaces, ranges and cooktops. County staff are available help guide residents through the process of planning for electrification and identifying incentives.

Marin County Homeowner Resources Kit: An overview of sustainability resources available in Marin County.

The switch is on

The Switch is On: Learn about the benefits of switching to electric appliances, find local rebates and incentives to help electrify your house, and search for qualified contractors

Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Incentives: Learn about rewiring_america_logo Opens in new windownew federal rebates and tax credits for electrification, energy efficiency, and more with this calculator from Rewiring America. 

MCE MCEDeep Green: Local electricity provider MCE Clean Energy offers a 100% renewable energy option, for only about $5 more a month for the average residential customer. Opt up to power your home with 100% clean electricity.

Solar Resources

California Public Utilities CommissionCalifornia Solar Consumer Protection Guide: The California Public Utilities Commission publishes this guide for homeowners considering solar, with important information on the solar process, financing, and false claims to watch out for.

Marin Solar Program: Marin County staff can help evaluate whether a solar system is right for your home or business. The site also provides information on tax credits and financing available for solar installations.

SHomepageolar Photovoltaic Permitting: Requirements for installing solar systems in Corte Madera.

Green Transportation

Active and Public Transportation
Walking, biking, or taking public transportation reduces your greenhouse gas emissions and increases your daily exercise.

511 SF Bay511: A phone and web source for traffic, transit, carpool, and bicycling information throughout the nine-county Bay Area. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Walk Bike Marin LogoWalkBikeMarin: An initiative by the County of Marin to help make Marin more healthy, livable, and environmentally sustainable by encouraging walking and bicycling as everyday transportation. Their site provides information on bicycle and pedestrian projects and programs across Marin County.

Transportation Authority of MarinTransportation Authority of Marin (TAM): TAM coordinates the diverse mix of projects and programs that are necessary for improving overall mobility, including roads, highways, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, transit and alternative commute options. TAM programs include:

  • Marin Commutes, which provides resources for green commuting options.
  • Safe Routes to School, which promotes safe, alternative commutes to school.
  • Emergency Ride Home, which reimburses emergency rides home for anyone who works in Marin County and uses an alternative transportation option, such as carpooling, vanpooling, public transit, bicycling, and walking.

Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles have lower fuel and maintenance costs than gas-powered vehicles and improve air quality. 

Ride and Drive CleanRide & Drive Clean: Information on charging, batteries, environmental impact, and incentives for EVs and e-bikes. Ride & Drive Clean is a nonprofit collaboration that helps users make their next car an EV or e-bike - because cars make up more than 30% of personal carbon footprints and electrifying your ride is the most important action you can take.

MCEMCE Clean Energy: MCE offers an instant EV rebate for income-qualified customers at participating dealerships and customer support to help you take advantage of all available rebates and incentives to lower the price of new or used purchased and leased EVs. 

Waste Reduction

Zero Waste Marin LogoZero Waste Marin: Learn how to properly dispose of items and eliminate waste.

ED_Methane_LandfillSB 1383: Visit the Town’s page on SB 1383 to learn more about the importance of composting and how to comply with the new law.

Water Conservation

Marin Water LogoMarin Water: Residents of Corte Madera are served by Marin Water, which promotes water conservation through education, programs, and incentives. These include:

  • Free water-efficient fixtures including hose shutoff nozzles, faucet aerators, showerheads, shower timers and leak detection dye tablets. 
  • Free phone consultations to help you find the conservation programs and rebates that work best for you. Call 415.945.1523 or email to request fixtures or schedule a consultation.
  • Water smart gardening resources.

Sonoma Marin Saving Water PartnershipSonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership: Resources on water conservation both inside and outside of the house, including information on water smart landscaping and graywater systems.