April 2021 Newsletter
Together, we will create a vibrant, intergenerational cohousing community in Novato, California where we know our neighbors well and live more sustainably.
Earth Day on April 22, 2021, celebrates the 51st anniversary of the modern environmental movement. Started in 1970, Earth Day is designed to highlight the serious environmental problems we are facing from the climate crisis to air pollution and deforestation. The theme for this year’s Earth Day, “Restore Our Earth,” focuses on how we can play a role in repairing the damage that we have done to the Earth.
With the signs of climate change all around us, it is imperative that we look at natural processes and emerging green technologies, think innovatively regarding how to restore the world’s ecosystems. Our president, Joe Biden, has invited 40 world leaders to take part in a virtual summit on April 22 and 23 to discuss stronger climate action. This event will be live streamed.

This year Earth Day organizers have set aside 3 days of climate action from April 20th to April 22nd. Earthday.org has information and activities—workshops, panel discussions and activities--you and your family can take part in. 
A few other things to watch this Earth Day
At C Street Village, we are doing our part to make sure that we are living sustainably. Our project plans include energy efficient solar panels, all electric utilities, electric charging stations, zero net energy design, water conservation and efficiency, drought tolerant native landscaping, reduced parking, close to public transportation. And of course our members are committed to sharing possessions, rides, recycling systems, compost bins, and walking or biking whenever possible. It takes a village to care for Mother Earth and C Street Village is one who cares greatly!!
A few other things to watch this Earth Day
Member Spotlight
Alison and Gaelen Clayton
Alison raised her daughter Gaelen in Novato as a single mom. She moved to Mountain View when Gaelen started high school and works at Stanford with adolescents and young adults with cancer. Alison and Gaelen both love soccer but Gaelen is the one with all the athletic talent. They both love hiking and going to the beach with their “pandemic puppy” Jack. Alison lived in Japan for several years during college, loves traveling around the world and can’t wait to travel again soon. Gaelen is a STEM kid, loves science and building things and will be off to college to major in Engineering. Alison has been looking for cohousing ever since Gaelen was born, joined Marin Cohousing back when it first started, and rejoined last year from Mountain View.
Mark your Calendars!
Webinar for Prospective C Street Members
Thursday, April 22 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm
C Street Village Cohousing is hosting a monthly webinar on cohousing and what’s happening in Novato specifically. We are welcoming new and prospective members. John Caye, our project manager, will be presenting. There will be time for questions.COME JOIN US!!

Please RSVP/Email marincohousing@gmail.com to obtain the link to our online meeting room. In your email, please state which event you would like to attend. 
Family Zoom Call
Thursday, May 6 from 8:00 to 9:00 pm
Join other C Street members with children under 18 years old in discussing the topic of children in the community.

Please email marincohousing@gmail.com to obtain the link to our online meeting room. In your email please state which event you would like to attend.
Did you know that our Development Consultant, Katie McCamant, is one of the original founders of the US cohosuing movement?
That's right! Katie has been creating cohousing communities for 35+ years, and is one of the most accomplished and experienced cohousing professionals in the US.

We never miss an opportunity to hear Katie speak about cohousing, and we encourage you to try and save a seat at one of her upcoming events!
Here are a few upcoming events you can hear
Katie McCamant speak at:

April 14th - 4:00 - 5:00PM Pacific
Join Katie McCamant and Foundation for Intentional Community in a webinar about Collaborative Development Professionals; professional fields, hiring or getting hired, and how to become a professional.

April 28th - 6:30 - 9:30PM Pacific
Join Katie McCamant and the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild for a discussion about cohousing and sustainability.

May 3rd - 5:00 - 6:00PM Pacific
During this Webinar Katie McCamant will be introducing the 500 Communities Program, and talking about the program details.

Building Momentum for Cohousing in Marin
Contact Us Today
If you are interested in learning more or becoming an equity member of C Street Village, please contact us at marincohousing@gmail.com. You can follow us at our website www.marincoho.com. Growing awareness is essential, but what we really need are future neighbors seeking to live in community in the 2022-2023 timeframe. We understand that commitment takes time. So please join us at an upcoming meeting as we continue the momentum toward securing our site and designing our community. We are in contract on land and making progress.
We can only do this together. Please join us…and send us your thoughts!
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