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Streets for People 2016- A Big Success!

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The fifth annual Streets for People in downtown Fairfax on Sunday, August 28th was an explosion of community spirit!  Approximately 1,500 people enjoyed the unique Fairfax vibe in the open street on Bolinas Road. The street was alive with music, dancing, hula hooping, art and crafts, games, local food and other offerings from residents and […]

Zero Waste at Fairfax Streets for People

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This year Sustainable Fairfax is taking extra steps to reduce landfill waste at Streets for People. We are excited to share with you two simple ways to help reach our goal. Reduce waste by bringing your personal reusable water bottle to the US Pure Water station, and earn a Fairbuck souvenier. Learn about the recent completion of the Fairbuck […]

Streets for People is Almost Here!

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Fifth Annual Fairfax Streets for People will Make Bolinas Road in Downtown Fairfax a Car-Free Party for One Day: August 28, 2016 Sustainable Fairfax announces the fifth annual Streets for People festival; an Open Streets event in downtown Fairfax, on Sunday August 28, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00pm. The event transforms Bolinas Road in downtown Fairfax into a […]

FAIRFAX- Special Deal on MCE Deep Green!

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One of the top initiatives of the Fairfax Climate Action Committee is to increase the enrollment of Fairfax residents in Marin Clean Energy’s Deep Green 100% renewable energy service. The committee has determined that this is one of the most significant actions individuals can take to combat climate change and improve our collective carbon footprint. […]

Downtown Fairfax gets new waste receptacles!

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Have you seen the sparkling new public waste and recycling receptacles in downtown Fairfax? What an improvement! Thanks to the Town of Fairfax, Marin Sanitary and Sustainable Fairfax for working together to make this happen. IMPORTANT: The brown recycling receptacle is NOT for paper! Please use the brown receptacles for recyclable plastic bottles & containers (not […]

Celebrate Earth Day 2016 in Fairfax

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How did Earth Day get its start? The first Earth Day took place on April 22nd, 1970 when 20 million people participated in peaceful demonstrations to protest the industrial revolution and advocate for a healthy sustainable environment. Earth Day founder Senator Gaylord Nelson was inspired to create Earth Day after witnessing the devastating 1969 oil […]

Support the California Seed Exchange Democracy Act!

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Many Californians have started seed libraries which are local community-based organizations (like the one sponsored by the Fairfax branch library and Sustainable Fairfax) that offer public free access to seeds.  In 2014 several states, placed legal restrictions on seed sharing by demanding that seed libraries comply with burdensome, unrealistic testing and labeling regulations designed for […]

Sustainable Fairfax Benefit Raffle – Win a Yuba Cargo Bicycle!

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ENTER A RAFFLE TO WIN A CARGO BIKE!   (And other prizes) Yuba Bicycles donated a Yuba Mundo LUX cargo bicycle (Value $1600) to support ReduceX2 (car trips per week), a project of Sustainable Fairfax. A cargo bike is specifically designed to carry a load, be it small, large, heavy or light. Load up your groceries & […]

Our Accomplishments for 2015

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Sustainable Fairfax was successful in bringing important programs and events to the community this year including the following accomplishments: Fairfax Zero Waste by 2020 Fairfax Take Back Day (May 2, 2015)- 3.6 tons of medications, batteries, electronics waste, and paper were collected from residents and diverted from the landfill. Backyard Composting & Mulching Workshops- these workshops educated […]