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Climate Change

Whar are your thoughts and ideas on how the Mill Valley community can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions?

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1. Transportation is the largest source of Mill Valley's emissions. In fact, Mill Valley single family households make average over 11 trips per day. This is 60% more than the national average of 7 trips per day.

What can you do as a resident? As a community?


2. Buildings use significant amounts of energy and natural resources through on-going energy consumption and energy embedded in construction materials.

What can you do as a resident? As a community?


3. Marin County generates more garbage per person than any other County in the County.

What can you do as a resident? As a community?


4. Treating and delivering water accounts for 19-20% of all electricity used in California, and is the largest single purpose use of electricity in Marin.

What can you do as a resident? As a community?


5. Healthy forestlands, wetlands, grasslands, and composting can help absorb or "sequester" greenhouse gases naturally.

What can you do as a resident? As a community?


6. The type of food consumed, where it is grown and the methods used to grow food can impact the amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated.

What can you do as a resident? As a community?


7. Addressing possible climate change scenarios can help the City and community prepare for the future.

What scenarios can you think of that the City should prepare for? (Examples: sea level rise, increase cost of natural resources)


8. What other topics or ideas should the City and community consider in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

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