Novato City Council:
"Yes, it's a climate emergency"
On November 17, the City Council voted 5-0 to support emergency action against global warming.
You might ask, “What is emergency action? And does it matter what Novato does?”
First — YES, it matters what Novato does. Greenhouse gases don’t come from a big national tailpipe. They come from our cities and towns. The most effective climate solutions are driven by local communities.
Second — emergency action means bold strokes. When Governor Newsom banned the sale of new gasoline cars beginning in 2035, that was a bold stroke. Novato can do the same and even more.
Novato can ban new gas stations. Eliminate natural gas from new construction. Convert city fleets to electric. LOCAL ACTION IN NOVATO will make a difference.
Although the City Council's declaration is important, it lacks specifics. There are no goals or actions. That’s where you come in. You can demand action. (View and download the draft resolution here.)
Want to help? Join Green Novato! We're working with your friends and neighbors, as well as local businesses and nonprofits, to make progress. We need you too!
Also please consider signing the petition to oppose the Costco Mega Gas Station at Vintage Oaks. We're working with our friends at 350Marin to stop this misguided investment in fossil fuel infrastructure.
For more about Green Novato, click here. And welcome!