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525 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Ph: (415) 258-4600
Fx: (415) 459-2477
Sustainability
Sustainability in San Anselmo
The Town has a number of programs to promote sustainability.


Resilient Neighborhooods Program
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In 2016, the Town, in partnership with the Marin Climate and Energy Partnership (MCEP), is encouraging residents to form Resilient Neighborhood EcoTeams. Teams learn to save energy, conserve water, be prepared for emergencies and reduce waste. EcoTeams meet 5 times, calculate their carbon footprints, then choose from a menu of actions that reduce household CO2 emissions by at least 5,000 pounds per household. Members learn about rebates available now for energy efficient home improvements. 
Resilient Neighborhoods web site
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Energy Resources
The County of Marin maintains a web site with helpful links for energy conservation.
Energy Programs

Green Building and Water Conservation Requirements
The Town Council has adopted regulations to require energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor air quality, resource conservation and green building techniques in construction projects.
Green Building Requirements

The Town requires projects to comply with water conserving landscape requirements and gray water requirements. Marin Municipal Water District implements this program for the Town.
Water Conserving Landscape Requirements
Graywater Requirements

Town Climate Action Plan
San Anselmo's Climate Action Plan was approved by the Town Council in March 2011, and outlines actions the Town can take to reduce its carbon footprint.
Climate Action Plan
Climate Action Plan Progress Report


Marin Climate and Energy Partnership
The Town participates in the Marin Climate & Energy Partnership (MCEP). MCEP is made up of representatives from all eleven Marin cities/towns, the County, the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM), the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) and the Marin General Services Authority (MGSA). MCEP's mission is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission levels to the targets of Marin County and local municipalities, consistent with the standards set by AB32.

See how the Town compares to other Marin jurisdictions with the MCEP sustainability tracker. The tracker illustrates progress being made by local government, residents and businesses toward reducing emissions and increasing sustainable practices. 
Marin Sustainability Tracker


Marin County Green Business Program
The Green Business Program is a voluntary partnership among business leaders, government agencies and non-profit organizations that recognizes and promotes businesses that demonstrate continuous compliance with applicable environmental regulations, conserve energy, water, and other materials, implement sound environmental practices that prevent pollution and waste generation, and share environmentally responsible practices with other businesses in our community.
The Marin County green business program is part of the Bay Area Green Business Program.
Marin County Green Business Program website

Plastic Bag Ban
The Town adopted a ban on plastic bags in 2015. The regulations are in the Town Municipal Code Chapter 9.
Regulation of Single Use Plastic Bags