Gardening in the Time of Climate Change

For the first time in a very long time the MMWD (Marin Municipal Water District) is giving a big green thumbs up to watering our plants. As you turn on your irrigation, check that your system hasn’t sprung a leak. Hoses and nozzles degrade with lack of use as well as exposure to the elements. Think...

Lights Out for Dark-Sky Week

  Five Ways to Celebrate Dark Sky Week! The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is a great resource and orientation for the week that starts with Earth Day (April 22) and ends with the spring new moon (April 28). However you choose to spend the week—whether only using the lights you really need,...

Invasive Sea Lavender Threatens Our Shores

  The Marin Audubon Invasive Sea Lavender Removal Project welcomes volunteers. To RSVP for a Sunday work session, please email Jude Stalker. You will receive notice of the date and location of any upcoming work sessions. All gloves, tools, supplies, snacks and instruction will be provided. This is the story of a plant that snuck...

Free E-waste Recycling – Saturday January 21

Organized by the Sausalito Sustainability Commission and Bay Cities Refuse Services, this is Sausalito’s 7th annual e-waste collection event. Last year 3,905 pounds of e-waste were recycled and, since this collection became an annual event, more than 25 tons of e-waste have been kept out of landfill. That’s impressive. The...

Irrigation: Not Simply a Question of On & Off

This is the second of two posts on water usage. The first is a reminder of the Marin Municipal Water Department (MMWD) water regulations currently in effect, and a look at the new generation of smart irrigation controllers: How Smart is Smart Phone-Controlled Irrigation? This post points to MMWD tools and tips to help us be water...

A Drop in the Bucket

  A while back the Environmental Committee discussed how our community could be better informed about our water usage, and if knowing how much water we use would affect our choices. Could immediately available feedback exert a positive effect on our behavior? Individual water metering turned out to be prohibitively...