We've Changed Our Name
We have engaged in an extensive process of listening to our partners, our participants, and the public. We’ve been refining our goals and deepening our understanding of what is our unique offering in Marin County considering there are many organizations addressing climate change.
We are still committed to dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions below zero by 2045. We chose to move away from our existing name because we are becoming a new nonprofit. While the County of Marin will continue to be our partner and engage in our work, the new organization will be more inclusive with a diverse board of directors. We believe that commitment and involvement from individuals, nonprofits, community-based organizations, businesses, government, and agencies can and will lead to meaningful progress toward our shared climate and equity goals.
As MarinCAN, we will create a hub for increased coordination so entities throughout the county can work more effectively together to meet greenhouse gas reduction goals, increase community resilience, and meaningfully address and integrate equity in our work.
We are excited to continue connecting, supporting, and accelerating the work of our partners.
In 2021, we helped secure over $2million in funding to support 4 MarinCAN endorsed solutions: Zero Emissions Vehicles, Community Resilience Hubs, Marin Biomass Project, and the Marin Carbon Farming Initiative.
The name MarinCAN evokes a positive, can-do approach to addressing climate change and equity locally. It is also a nod to our roots, a small group of committed community members called the Marin Climate Action Network or MCAN. This group demanded we take collective, local action on climate change and invited the support of the County of Marin to coordinate efforts countywide.
MarinCAN encourages us to remain optimistic and committed to addressing climate change. By truly working together, we can meet our collective climate and equity goals.
The MarinCAN logo is simple and straightforward and links us to other successful, ‘can do’ campaigns in US history. The colors were chosen to remind us that collective action can lead to measurable change, invoke a sense of dedication to our cause, and complement the many logos of Marin-based climate change, sustainability, and environmental organizations.