- Climate Action and Sustainability
- 5 Strategies You Can Take
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Right Now: Sign up for 100% renewable energy with your electricity provider: MCE Clean Energy or PG&E.
Support local policies that phase out fossil fuels and increase renewable energy production.
Next: Reduce fossil fuel use by switching to electric appliances and building systems (heat pumps for HVAC, induction cooking to replace gas stoves and ovens).
And Then: Install solar on your home or business. Check to see if your site is suitable at Project Sunroof.
Right Now: Adopt fuel-efficient driving habits.
Walk, bike, and use public transit.
Improve employee commutes by utilizing transit incentives.
Next: Purchase travel offsets.
Encourage carpooling: sign your business up for the "Emergency Ride Home" Program through the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM[External]).
And Then: Make your next vehicle or fleet purchase an EV (or at least a hybrid)[External].
Install EV charging[External] at your business for employees and customers.
Right Now: When you change a light bulb, make it an LED.
Turn off all electronic appliances when not in use.
Next: Complete an energy audit for your apartment, home, or business (Residents; Businesses).
Create a plan to improve energy efficiency.
Add insulation, weather-stripping, and window coverings.
And Then: Make all major appliance purchases (water heaters, furnaces, dryers, etc.) electric and energy efficient.
Install energy-efficient windows.
Install on-site battery storage.
Right Now: Compost[External] to keep methane-producing organic materials out of the landfill.
Reduce waste by purchasing only what you consume.
Next: Buy locally grown[External] food and products.
And Then: Plant a tree on your property and encourage your community to add trees to streets and parks.
Eat a plant-rich diet.
Right Now: Start a "Resilient Neighborhoods"[External] team at your business or in your community.
Understand climate change ricks: go to the "Our Coast, Our Future"[External] website.
Next: Reduce water waste and improve water use efficiency inside and out[External]. (MMWD Customers[External]; North Marin Waster District Customers[External]).
Use Green Purchasing Guidelines[External].
Support[External] carbon sequestration practices and policies.
And Then: Support innovative technologies and opportunities for improved business and community resilience, such as battery storage, micro-grids, and green infrastructure.
Work with your community on emergency preparedness[External].