January 2024, 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

Message from the Climate Action Coordinator: I attended the last workshop sessions from Resilient Neighborhoods and they were extremely informative and accessible. There is so much thought and care put into the program and you receive personalized guidance to meet your goals. I highly recommend these workshops no matter where you are on your climate action journey.

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

If it's good for the planet, it's good for you. Make your 2024 New Year's resolution count twice! 

Resolve this year to lighten your footprint by embracing one new action that is planet-friendly. Make it a fun adventure by getting friends and family on board and track your progress together! Many planet-friendly actions are wallet-friendly too and good for your mental and physical health. Reap the benefits of a healthier lifestyle: walk rather than drive or explore a more plant-rich diet. Here are some tricks for staying on track with your resolutions. 

Resolve to be a part of the climate solution and take a big step toward having a happy and healthy 2024! 

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January Events

January 3rd | 10am - 12pm

The Eel-Russian Project Authority and Diversion of the Eel River, hosted by Marin Conservation League. Register for the virtual meeting

January 4th | 4pm - 5pm

Legislative Training for Grassroot Advocates, hosted by Climate Action California. See more information and sign up

January 9th | 7pm - 8:30pm

Fast Fashion and Fabric Recycling, speakers will share their innovative efforts to reduce, recycle and upcycle post-consumer fabric. Register for the virtual meeting

January 10th | 11am - 12pm

Explaining the Hydrogen Tax Credit Rules: A First Look With RMI, analyzing federal guidance and its implications for the larger clean hydrogen industry. Sign up for the webinar

January 11th | 3pm - 5pm

Updates on Current Projects from Marin Municipal Water District and Marin County Parks, hosted by Marin Conservation League. Sign up for the virtual meeting

January 17th | 5:30pm - 7pm

Michael Wara on the Challenges of Meeting the State’s Climate Goals, hosted by Marin Conservation League. Register for the virtual meeting

January 23rd | 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Join Bay Area Coalition/Democracy Action Marin for their 2024 Kick-Off, featuring Heather Cox Richardson, Learn more and register for the event

January 27th | 8:30am - 5pm

Planning and Conservation League's 2024 California Environmental Assembly, event hosted in person at UC Davis with some virtual programs. Learn more about the event

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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