Annual Mill Valley Memorial Day parade held on Monday, May 31st.

Memorial Day Weekend is always a very special time in Mill Valley. Every year, the weekend culminates in a parade attracts participants from towns across Marin and is a major event for townspeople.

This year, the focal point of the parade was the renaissance of community. The parade’s theme, “Doing Our Part” focused on helping the planet, embracing and keeping alive small town values, supporting neighbors, local businesses, and schools during these difficult times and of course, honoring and remembering our nation’s veterans.

Sustainable Mill Valley marched and biked at the parade with banners expressing our support for all us doing our part to save the planet.

Mill Valley Refuse Proposes Residential Food Waste Collection


April 21, 2010 – In an effort to meet Marin County’s diversion and zero waste goals, Mill Valley Refuse Service has included in the company’s annual rate application a proposal to add residential food waste composting services to all of its service areas, which include Mill Valley, Corte Madera, Tiburon, Belvedere and the unincorporated areas surrounding those cities.

If approved, the food waste composting service would allow residents to mix all food waste and food-soiled paper together with yard waste into the green cans that residents currently use for yard waste only. The company would then pick up these cans on a weekly, rather than the current bi-weekly, schedule.
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GreenPlay Summer Camp Enrollment

GreenPlay’s Sustainable Summer Camp 2010 is now enrolling for children entering 1st through 6th grades for eight 1-week sessions in Mill Valley, Larkspur and Tiburon.  Half-day, full-day and before and after care options are available.  Camp dates, locations and times are provided below.  Sign up soon – sessions are filling quickly! Continue reading

Wondering about bioplastics? Paper or Plastic? Neither.

Sustainable Mill Valley Member Cathy Rosekrans has written some guidelines in coordination with Green Sangha Marin. Continue reading

Facts from Marin Clean Energy – March 2010

There has been much information swirling around in recent weeks about Marin Clean Energy. Most of it is nonsense and flat wrong, and is being propagated by a special interest group that is funded almost solely with $8.5 million from PG&E. Continue reading

Mill Valley Zero Waste Blogger in NY Times

I have been published in the NYtimes!

Mill Valley Refuse is leading the way

Let’s Talk Trash at  gives the latest information and updates on recycling, composting and more!

Also available is their new  Zero Waste page –  great  inspiration!