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Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater Workshop
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When:  Saturday, July 11, 2015-  11am - 4pm
Where:  Fairfax residence near downtown
Cost:  $35-$100 (Sliding Scale)  
Limited Capacity. Registration closes on Friday, July 3rd!
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Don't Let Perfectly Good Water Escape Down the Drain! 

Learn to install a simple laundry-to-landscape greywater system in this hands-on workshop taught by experienced instructors from Greywater Action.

Using water from your washing machine loads to irrigate your surrounding landscape can be a relatively simple way to conserve water, save money, and help Marin achieve its goal of 20% reduction in water use.

This workshop is part of Sustainable Fairfax's water conservation program, Take Action On Water: Go Blue!, sponsored by New Belgium Brewing.

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Sustainable Fairfax Youth Blog: Why Fire is a Threat to Water
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By Paige Yeakle

As a senior in Drake High School’s environmental studies academy SEA-DISC, one of my many activities is an internship with the local non-profit organization Sustainable Fairfax.

Recently I have been working with Sustainable Fairfax on their water program, conducting interviews with various experts on water use, waste water, and watersheds in Marin County and getting a great perspective on these issues. Along the way I also discovered a few other exciting projects that are leading the way to sustainability in Marin.

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Sustainable Fairfax Youth Blog: SO, What is a Biodigester?

biodigester.jpgBy Paige Yeakle

As a senior in Drake High School’s environmental studies academy SEA-DISC, one of my many activities is an internship with the local non-profit organization Sustainable Fairfax. Recently I have been working with Sustainable Fairfax on their water program, conducting interviews with various experts on water use, waste water, and watersheds in Marin County and getting a great perspective on these issues. Along the way I also discovered a few other exciting projects that are leading the way to sustainability in Marin.

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Fairfax Community Seed Exchange now at the Fairfax Library
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Sustainable Fairfax has partnered with the Marin County Free Library and 2014 Branson Environmental Action Network to create a Community Seed Exchange.

The Community Seed Exchange is a free seed library that supports our community with locally-grown, pesticide-free, non-GMO seeds. This is an important program to preserve and maintain agricultural biodiversity, develop seed stock that is well suited to our climate and inspire our community to share in the magic of growing edibles, flowers, herbs and natives. In the last century, over 94% of our seed varieties have been lost. “Genetic Erosion” refers to the loss of genetic diversity between and within populations of the same species. The Seed Exchange decreases our dependence on agro-business, helps to create viable possibilities for watershed appropriate plants and is an educational resource.

Find the "Reference" section in the Fairfax library and check it out!

 
Reflections on GMOs 2.0, a Synthetic Biology Symposium

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By Ruby Derovan, Sustainable Fairfax Communications Intern 

My first assignment as a communications intern for Sustainable Fairfax was to attend and write about the synthetic biology symposium that took place on Thursday, October 9 at the Mill Valley Community Center. Community members and expert panelists gathered for a discussion about synthetic biology and its impacts on our food, farmers, community and health.  [PLEASE CLICK ON READ MORE BELOW]

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Sustainable Fairfax Welcomes New Executive Director and Board Members
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Over the years, Sustainable Fairfax has made many important contributions  to the community, inspiring residents and policymakers to deepen their commitment to sustainability principles. Now, the Board of Directors is thrilled to announce new leadership as it moves forward with exciting new and continuing initiatives. 

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Iron Springs Pub and Brewery
iron_springs.gif After much hard work Iron Springs has now become a Green Certified Business by the Marin County Community Development Agency. We now will continue to strive to operate the most Green friendly Brewpub that we possibly can. Next step-Sustainable Business Certification.

Iron Springs just completed another phase of our goal of reducing our footprint on the world by completing our new lighting retrofit. This energy conservation measure will save 13,345 kwh/yr, 3.210 kw, and reduce the emission of carbon dioxide {co2} into the atmosphere by 6,939 lbs/yr. We continue to seek out and explore new ways of running the most energy efficient, low impact business, that we possibly can.