Getting Help Going Green

I recently got new energy-efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs and water-saving faucet aerators installed at no-cost, courtesy of the Rising Sun Center for Opportunity. Rising Sun has been in service with local communities since 1994, training and employing underserved youth and adults in the Bay Area and San Joaquin... Read more

Board Meeting Notes – July 2019

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE JULY BOARD MEETING: Board members recently received spam emails asking recipients to purchase $700 in gift cards. One board member responded and bought the... Read more

Board Meeting Notes – June 2019

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE JUNE BOARD MEETING: Emergency Services Chair Flo Hoylman reported that the new FHA Resilient Neighborhoods team has had two meetings and has 13 members... Read more

Join a Bioblitz and Snap a Pic

The California Academy of Sciences is sponsoring a statewide effort to discover, record, and share observations of plants, seaweeds, and animals found along the California coast, and no prior experience is needed to participate. Just head out to the shoreline between now and June 16 to participate in the annual... Read more

FHA Forming Resilient Neighborhood Team

Resilient Neighborhoods makes climate change actions: Concrete and easy to understand Enjoyable Motivating, and A Team Thing with your neighbors They’ve had great success for the last 9 years all over Marin. Here’s a link to a 1-minute video for more information. The FHA Board has agreed to create a... Read more

Resilient Neighborhoods Presentation at May 14 Board Meeting

Tamara Peters, executive director of Resilient Neighborhoods, will give an audio-visual presentation, about her organization, at the beginning of the May 14 FHA Board Meeting. Resilient Neighborhoods offers free workshops to empower people to take action on climate change, lower their bills, strengthen their communities and prepare for emergencies. Last spring,... Read more

Different Floats for Different Folks

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the rivers of the United States were home to entire communities of people living in self-made houseboats. The history of these communities has been explored briefly in river memoirs such as Harlan Hubbard’s Shantyboat Journal but hasn’t been thoroughly examined in a... Read more

What a Load of Crap!

Recently a South 40 resident bagged over 20 dog deposits on the South 40 lawn and left the bags along a path as perhaps a too-subtle reminder to dog owners to pick up after their pets. A half hour later, a fresh deposit was spotted by the path. These deposits... Read more

Sausalito Annual e-Waste Collection Sat Jan 12

Get Rid of Your Old Electronics at sausalito’s 8th Annual E-Waste Event Dispose of electronic waste the right way! The City of Sausalito Sustainability Commission, Bay Cities Refuse Service, and Conservation Corps North Bay are sponsoring their eighth annual e-waste collection event on Saturday, January 12 from 9:00 a.m. to... Read more