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BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER TO SUPPORT

A VITAL ENVIRONMENT

AND THRIVING COMMUNITY 

EARTH DAY LECTURE & BIKE RIDE

ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM OF MARIN LECTURE SERIES

BUILDING COMMUNITIES: EARTH DAY MARIN

CAN DIVERSITY MAKE US STRONGER? 

Wed., April 22 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
The Sanctuary, San Rafael Presbyterian Church, 1510 5th Ave, San Rafael 

A conversation exploring the intersection of environmental conservation and social equity in Marin.

Register Now www.MarinEFM.org/lecture-series
$10 in advance / $15 at the door / Free to Current Members 
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RIDE YOUR BIKE WITH US

TO THIS EARTH DAY EVENT!

Honor EARTH DAY and join Sustainable Fairfax for a pleasant spring bike ride to and from this Environmental Forum of Marin lecture. 

Date:  Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Meet:  The Marin Museum of Bicycling, 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax 
Time:   Gather 6:00 pm -- Ride at  6:15 pm 
Distance:   7.6 mile round trip ride
Difficulty:   Easy (mostly flat)

Please have a helmet and front & rear bike lights.  

We follow the "Rules of the Road"!

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Panel Discussion: Addressing the Water Crisis Through Conservation and Innovation - Thurs, May 7th
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PANEL DISCUSSION WITH EXPERTS: 
ADDRESSING THE WATER CRISIS THROUGH CONSERVATION AND INNOVATION 
 Thursday, May 7, 2015
6:30-9:00pm
Fairfax Women's Club, 46 Park Road, Fairfax

Learn about solutions to conserve, reuse & protect our most precious resource.
Develop your own action plan and discover resources that can help you and the community conserve water.
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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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We're Recruiting Volunteers! Check Out These Great Ways to Get Involved!
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We have a lot of great ongoing initiatives, events, and programs that need volunteer power to succeed. To find out about how you can get involved, see our Volunteer  page. There are lots of great ways to pitch in and make a difference in our community and beyond. 

 

 
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Special Thanks to our Sponsors

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.