Sustainable Fairfax received a great honor at its 12th Anniversary Party in October. LaMonte Bishop presented us with a Certificate of Recognition from State Senator Mark Leno. The proclamation is a wonderful validation of our efforts in the community.
The text is as follows:
Whereas, Sustainable Fairfax is celebrating its 12th Anniversary; and
Whereas, Sustainable Fairfax has achieved many accomplishments over the past 12 years including: creating the Sustainable Backyard demonstration space, leading a successful plastic bag ban in Fairfax, and advocating for the Community Choice Law which later led to the creation of Marin Clean Energy; and
Whereas, Sustainable Fairfax continued its advocacy through the promotion of rain water harvesting, created a water conservation pilot project, helped slow the expansion of the Redwood landfill, helped stop a desalination plant and worked with other environmentally friendly organizations to Stop the Spray for the Light Brown Apple Moth; and
Whereas, Sustainable Fairfax has been successful in launching a Zero Waste program in Fairfax, establishing “Green Wednesdays” at the Farmers Market in Fairfax, launching the Fairbuck local currency, and creating a Back-to-School safety sign program; and
Whereas, because of their dedication to creating a cleaner, more sustainable environment, Sustainable Fairfax has received an international accreditation as a Citta Slow program participant, becoming only the second city in the U.S.; and has been officially recognized as the 99th Transition Initiative participant in the U.S.;
Now, Therefore, let it be resolved, that on this first day of October 2011, I do hereby extend my sincerest congratulations to Sustainable Fairfax on its 12th Anniversary. Your commitment to ensuring the longevity and the livability of our planet is to be extolled and celebrated by the residents of Fairfax and Marin County. The steadfast efforts of this organization are creating a better future for us all.
Mark Leno, Senator, 3rd District, October 1, 2011