Sustainability Briefings: All City staff attended one of six sustainability briefings led by the City's Sustainability Director in 2008. The last session, held in June, was open to the public, and 15 community residents attended. The briefings provided staff with a common language with which to discuss sustainability issues, as well as a greater understanding of the rationale for some of the environmental policies suggested by City Green, the Planning Commission and the City Council.
Marin Clean Energy Seminar: On June 23, 2008, over 130 Mill Valley residents attended a City-sponsored seminar held at the Community Center to learn more the Marin Clean Energy option that Council voted in favor of in December 2008. Then-Mayor Marshall provided welcoming comments and introduced Peter Coyote who provided inspirational remarks about the need for renewable energy. Coyote’s presentation was followed by presentations from the County and PG&E.
Preparing for Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Mill Valley: On September 11, 2008, community residents packed the Council chambers for a City-sponsored forum on what we can expect from, and how we can respond to, the effects of climate change, including sea level rise.
Steve Goldbeck of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) provided an information-packed PowerPoint presentation entitled “The Impacts of Climate Change on San Francisco Bay….and What We Should Do about It.” That presentation can be found here (be patient - it takes a minute to download). Goldbeck was followed by Dawn Weisz, Sustainability Planner with the County of Marin, who helped the seminar attendees understand the climate protection benefits of the Marin Clean Energy proposal.
Chris Coursey, Community Outreach Manager for the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) and Marin County Supervisor and SMART Board Chair Charles McGlashan highlighted the SMART proposal and its potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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