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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

Home-Made Deodorant Recipe


The classic recipes call for only corn starch or arrowroot powder, but if you have both, you can combine them to get 1/4 cup. Some people recommend lessening the amount of baking soda if skin irritation occurs 5-6 tablespoons coconut oil 1/8 cup arrowroot powder 1/8 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup baking soda Several drops of […]

Free Sharps and Medical Waste Disposal

The County of Marin is sponsoring free disposal of sharps and medical waste at many locations. Safe disposal of medical waste reduces harmful chemicals in our water systems and soil, reduces the risk of accidental use, especially by children, and is a great way to keep your medicine cabinet safe and clutter-free. For the most […]

All Natural Scrubbing Cleanser


There’s no need to buy harsh toxic cleansers to have sparkling clean porcelain, stainless steel, ceramics (mugs, dishes, knobs and basins), grout and counters. Use the simple recipe below for an all-natural scrubbing cleanser: Mix wet ingredients first, then add baking soda slowly until it makes stiff peaks. If needed, add water to make the […]

MSS Grants Fairfax Residents Free Hazardous Waste Pick-Up

As part of the new sanitary service contract, Marin Sanitary is offering Fairfax residents free curbside pickup of hazardous waste once per year. This is a great opportunity to coordinate with your neighbors and consolidate trips! Materials Accepted Bleach, Bleach Cleaners, Computer Monitors, Fertilizers, Fluorescent Bulbs, Fuels, Garden Sprays, Gopher Bait, Latex Paint, Lead Products, […]

Toxins and Pollutants

Here are some resources on reducing and managing the use of toxins, and keeping pollutants out of our watershed. State of California Schools IPM: DPR’s School IPM Program promotes the adoption of IPM in schools and child care facilities. Marin Beyond Pesticides: Working to change the way people view the use of pesticides Marin […]

Stop the PEIR Coalition

Sustainable Fairfax is collaborating with Moms Advocating for Sustainability (formerly Mothers of Marin Against the Spray), the California Environmental Health Initiative, Pesticide Watch, and other organizations to oppose the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) plans for a Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR). We are asking for your support to join this coalition. The CDFA plans to […]