Plastic Straws – Can We Live Without Them?

A California Assemblyman is trying to make it more difficult for sit-down restaurants to offer plastic straws to customers. Ian Calderon, D-Whittier (Los Angeles County), introduced AB 1884, which would make it illegal for restaurant servers to give guests plastic straws unless requested. Unfortunately, the bill does not affect takeout restaurants, but it is a step […]

Ethical Clothing Companies

The following ethical clothing companies were recommended by Rebecca Burgess of Fibershed: Everlane Ambatalia Sally Fox and Fox Fibre  Black Mountain Farm Bodega Pastures Boneyard Beanies California Cloth Foundry Caprette Cashmere Running River Organics Ramblers Way Duckworth  Elizabeth Suzann  Pansy *purchase 100% organic cotton *more vendor/producer listings on

Youth Blog: Food Waste and Global Warming


By Lexi Neely, Sustainable Fairfax Intern & Drake SEA-DISK student Paul Hawken initiated a research project that had never been done before: the goal was to find the most impactful solutions to reverse global warming based on quantifiable data. This body of work, summarized in the book Drawdown, ranks the solutions based on the amount […]

Fairfax: Learn About Your New Kitchen Compost Pail


Marin Sanitary Service delivered kitchen compost pails to its Fairfax customers during the week of November 6th. The pail fits on a kitchen counter or under the sink, making it convenient for residents to collect their food waste. The program was created to encourage participation in a community effort to move Fairfax closer towards its ambitious […]

Producer of “Time to Choose” to Speak at Film Night


Join Sustainable Fairfax and Environmental Forum of Marin for the screening of “Time to Choose” on Friday, September 15- we are thrilled that the Executive Producer Jeff Horowitz will be joining us and will take questions after the screening. The weather events over the last several weeks are serious reminders that climate change is happening […]

Fairfax Streets for People Coming up Soon!


The sixth annual Fairfax Streets for People encourages playfulness and creativity in the open street in downtown Fairfax for the afternoon of SUNDAY, August 27, 2017! Sustainable Fairfax and the Fairfax Chamber are hosting the sixth annual Streets for People; an Open Streets event in downtown Fairfax, on Sunday August 27, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00pm. The event transforms Bolinas Road in […]