Reflections on GMOs 2.0, a Synthetic Biology Symposium


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]

Sustainable Fairfax Endorses Measure J

Sustainable Fairfax endorses Measure J in the upcoming General Election on November 4, 2014 in Fairfax California.  This community-based tax measure will maintain vital public services to ensure the safety of our citizens and support a self-sustaining multigenerational community.

Measure J is not a new tax, it simply continues the successful fiscal policy begun when Fairfax overwhelmingly passed Measure F ten years ago, and renewed with Measure I five years ago. Measure J will increase our taxes by only $20 and will remain the same for the next five years. For more info click on "Read More" below.

Film Series: Story of Stuff - Friday, November 14
When: Friday, September 12, 2014
Doors Open: 7:00pm Film: 7:30 pm
Where: Fairfax Women's Club, 46 Park Rd, Fairfax 
Cost: $5-10 Suggested Donation - no one turned away
Speaker:  Director Louis Fox of Free Range Studios

We will show 5 short films from the Story of Stuff series. We are thrilled to have Director Louis Fox of Free Range Studios join us after the movie for a discussion about the films. If you are not familiar with Story of Stuff, it all began about 7 years ago when Annie Leonard and Free Range Studios put together a 20-minute movie about the way we make, use, and throw away Stuff. It went viral on the internet, unleashing a torrent of pent-up demand for honest conversation about the impacts of our consumer-crazed culture on people and the planet. Since then It has been viewed more than 40 million times worldwide. From this the Story of Stuff Project emerged, including, among other things, more films that address different topics brought up during the original film. 

Fairfax Craft Faire- Saturday, December 13


Saturday, December 13, 2014


The Fairfax Pavilion

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The craft faire has grown to become one of Fairfax's most treasured holiday events, since the first one Sustainable Fairfax put together many years ago.  It is a local tradition and we hope you can join us again for another great year!  

Proceeds benefit both Sustainable Fairfax and Fairfax Open Circle Arts and Sports (FOCAS). 

Please VOLUNTEER some time to help us have a successful event - it's a fun day and all the proceeds go to two wonderful organizations. You may volunteer for setup on Friday, December 12, the day of the event on December 13, or breakdown on Sunday, December 14.
Vendors! The event is full  - you may submit an application for the wait list if you like-  Download your application  
Sustainable Fairfax Welcomes New Executive Director and Board Members

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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Good Earth Natural Foods

good_earth.gifGood Earth Natural Foods in beautiful downtown Fairfax since 1969 has been continually offering our local community the finest organic foods we can procure. You won't find us listed on the New York Stock Exchange, nor are we going to open a store in neighborhoods all over the Planet.

We simply want to sell our customers foods grown and processed using the radical but ancient concept, care. Often care takes a back seat to the pursuit of the almighty dollar.

We feel that this is wrong and shortsighted. We offer foods grown and prepared using a minimum of processing and no chemical pesticides or food additives. If we cannot meet this ideal with a certain food item, we get as close as we can and make as much noise as we can to change it for the better. We always endeavor to remember that food contains spirit.