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Spring into Action!

Biodiversity—Reprise
Check out our amazing 4th graders learning about native and invasive species in Reed Creek—and pulling some French Broom—with Marabeth Graham. Way to go 4th graders! And thank you, Gavin, for arranging this and helping our kids learn how to keep our environment healthy and sustainable.

Unbelievably, we have our 4th and final installment of our Spring into Action / Earth-honoring Community Read event. We kicked off this event during Earth Day week last month, beginning with the suggestion that everyone read or watch The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. Now, as we conclude our Spring into Action program, we return to the topic of alternative energy, as addressed in the story. 
 
Alternative Energy and Conservation
  • There are so many exciting developments in the world of alternative energy.
  • Solar energy is now the cheapest form of energy so it will continue to gain momentum. Check out the huge solar array on the roof of Marin Horizon (a former Art Auction Fund-a-Need project)!
  • Wind, wave and geothermal developments are advancing every day. Alternative energy production is forecasted to more than double in the US by 2050.
What can you do?
  • Turn off lights when you are going to be out of a room for at least 15 minutes. Make a game out of this activity with your kids!
  • Carpool (safely), ride a bike or walk to your next outdoor adventure, game or errand. The fewer cars on the road, the better for everyone.
  • Look into solar panels for your property.
  • Consider purchasing an e-bicycle.
  • Be sure that your dishwasher and washing machines are running at full capacity.
  • Choose Clean Energy for your home or business. Contact Marin Clean Energy or your local provider to choose to receive energy from up to 100% renewable sources. 
  • Join the Resilient Neighborhood program to commit to reducing your household’s carbon footprint. Receive tips and encouragement from your fellow committed families!
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