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This Halloween Go Green!

By Kanya Hart, Drake High School Senior & Sustainable Fairfax Zero Waste Intern During the holidays we all let go a little. But it doesn’t have to be expensive, on our wallets or the Earth. According to, Americans buy 598 million pounds of candy each year that have to be trucked or flown cross-country and […]

Fairfax Community Seed Exchange Now at the Fairfax Library

Community Seeds

Sustainable Fairfax has partnered with the Marin County Free Library and 2014 Branson Environmental Action Network to create a Community Seed Exchange. The Community Seed Exchange is a free seed library that supports our community with locally-grown, pesticide-free, non-GMO seeds. This is an important program to preserve and maintain agricultural biodiversity, develop seed stock that […]

Sustainable Fairfax Youth Blog: SO, What is a Biodigester?


As a senior in Drake High School’s environmental studies academy SEA-DISC, one of my many activities is an internship with the local non-profit organization Sustainable Fairfax. Recently I have been working with Sustainable Fairfax on their water program, conducting interviews with various experts on water use, waste water, and watersheds in Marin County and getting […]

It Was Another Great Craft Faire (And We’re All Tired)

The 2014 FOCAS and Sustainable Fairfax December 13 Craft Faire was a popular and fun-filled event featuring sustainable crafts and gifts, including recycled sweaters, knit hats, jewelry,   pottery, origami ornaments, aromatherapy, handmade soap, and more.  Particularly popular were the wide assortment of pin-on animal ears and tails, and the “ear stylists” who fitted them to each potential […]

August In Review

We hosted two lovely events in August that focused on landfill reduction, allowed the community to learn and share knowledge, and brought people together to focus on creating a more sustainable civilization. 8/16 – Backyard Composting Workshop with Joan Irwin, Master Gardener: Did you know that Compostable organics make up 30% of California’s overall waste […]

Sustainable Fairfax Welcomes New Executive Director and Board Members

Over the years, Sustainable Fairfax has made many important contributions to the community, inspiring residents and policymakers to deepen their commitment to sustainability principles. Now, the Board of Directors is thrilled to announce new leadership as it moves forward with exciting new and continuing initiatives. Our former Communications Chair, Jennifer Hammond, has accepted the position […]

Congratulations to the Sustainable Garden Team!

On August 6, Sustainable Fairfax Board members Jen Jones and Merrell Maschino, along with fellow gardener Christian Douglas of The Backyard Company, received certificates of appreciation from the Fairfax Town Council for the Sustainable Garden.  Special thanks to the Backyard Company for their contribution to developing this beautiful drought-tolerant garden!

July In Review

The Town has been fairly empty this July, but this hasn’t kept us from bringing people together! Bee-Keeping Workshop: A great group of interested people attended our beekeeping workshop on July 19, learning more about fall hive management and harvesting honey. Everyone got the chance to run the honey extractor. Special thanks to Bonnie & […]