December 2023, City of Mill Valley & Town of Tiburon

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 Town of Tiburon 
City of Mill Valley

Sustainability Open Hours

Tuesdays 9am - 11am

Have questions or want to share comments about sustainability initiatives in Mill Valley or Tiburon? Come speak to the Climate Action Coordinator during virtual open hours! They will operate on a first come first serve basis and be held weekly via Zoom.

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New Organics Law: SB 1383

SB 1383 (Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction law) went into effect in 2022 and affects all Californians. The law requires that everyone - residents, businesses and schools - keep compostable waste out of our landfills.

How to comply:

  • Subscribe to recycling and organics collection. In Mill Valley and Tiburon these services are automatically included through Mill Valley Refuse Service

  • Sort out all recyclables and organic waste from the trash

See more information for residents

Learn about business and commercial compliance

Zero Waste Marin Open Seat for Resident

The Zero Waste Marin Local Task Force (LTF) now has a vacancy for a public member. The LTF serves as an advisory body to the Zero Waste Marin JPA Board of Directors and provides guidance on emerging solid waste issues and assists in the review of the Integrated Waste Management Plan.

Learn more about this opportunity

Please note that Southern Marin residency is required.

Zero Emissions Landscaping

Beginning 2024, California will ban the sales of new gas-powered tools under 25 horsepower. Many towns and cities in Marin already have their own small engine ban.

Tiburon: Ban on gas powered leaf blowers and gas powered hedge trimmers

Mill Valley: Ban on all gas powered leaf blowers

Explore how you can help and see more information on the ordinances.

Are you a business or contractor? Apply for a tool voucher through the Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE) voucher incentive project. This fund will provide small businesses (100 employees or less) with up to $25,000 in tool and battery vouchers. 

Woman using battery powered leaf blower on pile of leaves

Free Climate Action Workshops

Interested in learning more about how to reduce your emissions and live a more sustainable lifestyle? Resilient Neighborhoods helps members of Marin County explore ways to live lightly and connects you with others who want to achieve similar goals.

The next 5 session workshops will begin again on January 10th and January 18th.

Learn more about the workshops and register

Ride and Drive Clean Ebike Discount

Ride and Drive Clean announced their Ebike discount campaign with the goal of helping Bay Area residents save money and collectively reduce emissions when they switch to an Ebike. This campaign ends on December 31, 2023

See more information about Ebike discounts

Marin Sustainability Tracker

Are you familiar with the Marin Sustainability Tracker? This tool from the Marin Climate and Energy Partnership (MCEP) is an interactive map that shows how each jurisdiction is doing in terms of sustainable development. It covers categories such as energy, transportation, green house gas emissions, waste, and water.

Check out the tracker here

Sustainability Tip of the Month

This December: Let it go, let it go, let it go! 

Take a few minutes and bring into focus what really matters to you this holiday season. Close your eyes and picture celebrating in a way that is meaningful, fun, relaxing, and planet-friendly (yes, really!). 

Here are a few ideas to help you simplify your festivities and get more out of the season of giving. Try these homemade, nature based decorating ideas and explore more planet-friendly gift giving. Consider giving experiences rather than stuff! 

Wrap it up with these natural, wintery gift wrapping ideas

Happy, simple holidays to you and yours!

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December Events

December 1st | 9:30am - 11am (#1)

Participate in Upcoming Water Board Hearings to Protect the Bay-Delta, public hearing on the draft Staff Report in support of updates to the Water Quality Control Plan. Register today

December 4th | 8am - 9am

Conserving Land, Water and Wildlife Amidst Growing Climate Threats, presented by Washington Post Live. See more information about the program

December 5th | 5pm - 6pm

Climate Conversations: Groundwater Rise Resilience, presented by Save the Bay and Greenaction. Get tickets and learn more

December 6th | 10am - 12pm

Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning at China Camp, hosted by Marin Conservation League. Register and add to calendar

December 11th | 4pm - 5:30pm (#2)

Participate in Upcoming Water Board Hearings to Protect the Bay-Delta, public hearing on the draft Staff Report in support of updates to the Water Quality Control Plan. Register today

December 13th | 12pm - 1pm

Putting Science to Work for Communities Facing Climate Threats, presented by Climate One at the Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco and online. Learn more

December 14th | 3pm - 5pm

Marin Conservation League Parks and Open Space Committee Meeting View the meeting details

December 20th | 10am - 12pm

Marin Conservation League Climate Action Working Group View the meeting details

Ends December 31

Energy Saving Kits Promoted to Spanish Speakers / Kits de Ahorro de Energía Promovidos a Hispanohablantes Aprende más aquí

Climate Action Plans (CAPs)

City of Mill Valley's and Town of Tiburon's goals for reducing green house gas emissions

City of Mill Valley Climate Action Plan

Town of Tiburon Climate Action Plan

Links to Sustainability Organizations

Zero Waste Marin

Ride and Drive Clean

Marin Conservation League

Resilient Neighborhoods

Sustainable Marin

Climate Action (Sustainability) Coordinator Contact Information

Grace Ledwith

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