Climate and Sustainability Resources for Residents
Marin 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 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.
Climate 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 firstname.lastname@example.org), or applying for an open seat on the Committee.
Electrify 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.
Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Incentives: Learn about new federal rebates and tax credits for electrification, energy efficiency, and more with this calculator from Rewiring America.
MCE Deep 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.
California 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.
Active and Public Transportation
Walking, biking, or taking public transportation reduces your greenhouse gas emissions and increases your daily exercise.
WalkBikeMarin: 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 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 have lower fuel and maintenance costs than gas-powered vehicles and improve air quality.
Ride & 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.
MCE 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.
Zero Waste Marin: Learn how to properly dispose of items and eliminate waste.
SB 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.
- 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 Conservation@MarinWater.org to request fixtures or schedule a consultation.
- Water smart gardening resources.