Sustainable Mill Valley

Links and E-mail Contacts

Local Sustainability Organizations

Sustainable Marin (e-mail): Provides education and advocacy about all aspects of sustainability in Marin, and facilitates the start-up of sustainability organizations in each city of the county.

San Francisco Department of the Environment: SF Environment's mission is to improve, enhance, and preserve the environment and to promote San Francisco's long-term environmental well being.

Click here for an SF Environment presentation on the Precautionary Principle.

Sustainable Fairfax: A non-profit educational organization, it is committed to supporting all age groups in the Fairfax community to work together to regenerate and preserve the social, economic and environmental well being of Fairfax.

Sustainable Sonoma County: Pioneers and promotes understanding of sustainability and empowers people working towards the shift toward a sustainable society.

Sustainable Petaluma Network: A network of individuals dedicated to making their community more sustainable.

Sustainable Lifestyle

The Center for a New American Dream: Helping people consume responsibly to improve our quality of life and protect the environment. Look for the More Fun, Less Stuff Starter Kit, and the page that tells you how to get rid of junk mail with a few easy clicks.

The Ecological Footprint - Redefining Progress: The Ecological Footprint measures the human impact on nature. Calculate a rough estimate of your own ecological footprint.

Other Local Organizations

Mill Valley StreamKeepers: Strives to protect and improve the ecological health of Mill Valley's watersheds through community participation and education.

Global Stewards: Aims to inspire individuals to live more sustainably and to voice their concerns about the destruction of our environment.

Headlands Institute: Provides field-based science programs in nature's classroom to inspire a personal connection to the natural world and responsible actions to sustain it.

Resource Renewal Institute: Supports innovative environmental management in the United States and worldwide; its main role is to promote the implementation of green plans--long-term, comprehensive strategies designed to achieve sustainability.

Greenbelt Alliance: Its goal is to make the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area a better place to live by protecting the region's Greenbelt and improving the livability of its cities and towns.

Bay Area Alliance for Sustainable Development: A vision of the future that integrates the three E's of Sustainable Development: prosperous Economy, quality Environment and social Equity.

National and Worldwide Organizations

American Planning Association Policy Guide on Planning for Sustainability: A reference document that spells out the elements of sustainable planning as defined by the APA.

Planet Drum Foundation: Provides an effective grassroots approach to ecology that emphasizes sustainability, community self-determination and regional self-reliance.

The Earth Charter: Group hopes to establish a sound ethical foundation for the emerging global society and help build a sustainable world based on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice and a culture of peace.

Information for Action: Provides a database of the names and contact details of politicians and business leaders who are directly responsible for solving the environmental challenges facing the human race. It provides letters, which you can send to them by e-mail, fax or post, and the user can edit these letter to suit their location and unique situation. Over two thousand five hundred politicians and business leaders from one hundred and thirty different countries and states can be targeted with this letter.

Multi-use path
Mill Valley's multi-use path replaced the former railroad tracks. The path, near Bothin Marsh Open Space, encourages non-energy consuming activities.

Bon Tempe reservoir
Water is a precious commodity and must be considered in any sustainability plan. Above, Bon Tempe reservoir on Mt Tamalpais.

Goats devouring grass at the Baptist Seminary
Goats are brought in by the Golden Gate
Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill
Valley to reduce the dry grass fire hazard
every autumn.

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Last updated: 09/28/04