Thursday, June 9, 2016

Marin Green Drinks on June 14 

Join us again for our next Marin Green Drinks mixer on June 14, 2016 at Lotus Cuisine of India

Our next speaker is Kellen Damman, Sustainability Marketing & Outreach Specialist, of Marin County Energy Efficiency Programs.

Come and learn about how the Marin County Community Development Agency is promoting sustainability in the community with rebate and technical assistance programs for residents, businesses and the comunity.

Network with people living and working as green as we can. See our line up of speakers on

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Civic Center Floating Island Unveiling

On Friday June 3, 2016 at 4 PM please join the Gallinas Watershed Council (GWC) and Marin County Supervisor Damon Connolly for the official unveiling of the Civic Center Lagoon FLOATING ISLANDS.

GWC volunteers will kayak to the islands and remove the temporary fencing around the two Floating Islands to reveal their full glory. The fencing was to keep birds from ruining the islands while the native plants were getting established.

The floating islands are biofilters that were launched in October 2015 during the annual Bioneers Conference. They demonstrate how to clean the water of the lagoon using biomimicry, where nature-based technology works to remove excess nutrients.

We will meet on the Children's Island in the Civic Center lagoon at 4PM. This event will take 30 minutes.

Learn more:

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Marin Green Drinks on April 12

Marin Green Drinks

Mark your calendars for April 12, 2016! Marin Green Drinks special guest will be Joshua Sheridan Fouts, Executive Director of Bioneers. Josh invites everyone to a Bioneers Conversation.

Come relax, network and learn with people living and working as green as we can. Green Drinks is an international event with more info at Select San Rafael to see our presentation lineup.

WHAT:   Marin Green Drinks
WHEN:   April 12th 2016, 5:30 PM
WHERE: Lotus Cuisine of India
            704 Fourth St.
            San Rafael, CA 94901

Monday, April 4, 2016

Waste Not Want Not: Taking responsibility Lecture Series 2016: Changes Challenges and Choices

Waste Not Want Not: Taking responsibility
Join Environmental Forum of Marin lecture series on April 6th to learn more about Extended Producer Responsibility ‪‎EPR‬, and about the threats various plastics pose in our world. Learn how you can help to promote safer, smarter policies and practices both at home and in your community.

Wednesday, April 6 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM
The Sanctuary, San Rafael Presbyterian Church
1510 5th Avenue San Rafael, CA

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Purifying Water Nature's Way: Bioneers Youth

March 22 is World Water Day. On this occasion the Bioneers highlighted the Gallinas Watershed Council project which launched floating island during the 2015 Bioneers Conference to help purify the Marin Civic Center lagoon.

Alex Kahl of Kahl Consultants helped launch this Civic Center Watershed Restoration (CCWR) project along with many local volunteers including students from the Marin School of Environmental Leadership.

Read the article "Purifying Water Nature's Way: Bioneers Youth" here:

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Marin Green Drinks on March 8th

Please join us March 8 to hear Chris Conrad of Bee Conscious share his vast knowledge of bees, swarms, and how and why bees get into walls. Have your questions answered and discover Chris' special methods to safely remove bees and relocate them if possible. Find out if you are interested in having bees on your property. Chris is recommended by

Come relax, network and learn with people living and working as green as we can. Green Drinks is an international event with more info at

Interested in speaking? Got lecture recommendations? Hosted by Jody Ceniceros, Realtor, GREEN, and Alex Kahl, Green Web Services

Thursday, February 4, 2016

MarinLink University Course to start on February 4th

The fundamentals of nonprofit management for anyone who has ever thought of starting a nonprofit or charitable project

SAN RAFAEL, CA – MarinLink, the Marin County incubator and fiscal sponsor for start-up nonprofit projects, announces its next MarinLink University Course, a ten-module program providing an overview of nonprofit governance, strategies, and tactics. The first class will be held Wednesday, February 4th. Consecutive classes will be held at the Northgate Mall community meeting room every three weeks from 5–7:30 pm, a time convenient for working adults. The course includes a resource binder, contact list, and will culminate with a certificate of completion.

MarinLink University designed this program to provide nonprofit strategic skill sets based specifically on the needs of its over 100 fiscally sponsored projects. The modules include strategic leadership, financial and legal tools, marketing skills, and measurement tools to those new to the nonprofit sector or those looking to hone their expertise.

MarinLink acts as an incubator and fiscal sponsor to a wide array of groups and individuals. Community events such as Bioneers, businesses wishing to start a nonprofit foundation such as are examples of varied MarinLink projects which also include community gardens, education programs, art organizations, and many others.

“MarinLink is excited to offer this first foundational series of classes for 2016,” says Executive Director Mary O’Mara. “The consultants who helped us develop this program have invested hundreds of hands-on hours helping our projects achieve success.”

Presenters include community experts along with leadership expert Carl Welte. His book Making and Fulfilling your Dreams as a Leader will be included in the curriculum along with a resource binder and list of contacts.

About MarinLink. MarinLink identifies and fulfills unmet community needs, strengthening Marin communities through innovation and collaboration. Nimble and solution-based, MarinLink serves as an incubator and fiscal sponsor to individuals and groups whose inspirations for projects range from homeless services, community gardens, health and transportation initiatives, environmental education, veteran’s programs, arts organizations, and more.


WHAT: MarinLinkUniversity, a ten-module program providing an overview of nonprofit governance, strategies, and tactics for individuals starting new nonprofit projects and for those looking to hone their skills.

WHEN: February 4th-June 3rd, ten Thursdays  5–7:30 pm

WHERE: Northgate Mall Community Meeting Room, Northgate Mall, Suite 250, San Rafael 94903

FEES: $295 for MarinLink projects | $395 for general public

INFO: | 415-472-0211