The Town of San Anselmo, nestled at the base of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California is 2.7 square miles and home to about 13,000 residents. The Town has an adopted Climate Action Plan with a goal of 54% emissions reductions from a 2005 baseline emissions level by the year 2030 (45% below 1990 levels and a goal of carbon neutrality by 2045). The Town has the first single use plastic ordinance in Marin County, develop and implemented by members of the Climate Action Commission and the Planning Department staff.
The Town of Fairfax neighbors San Anselmo to the west and is home to about 7,500 residents. The Town of Fairfax has a long legacy of environmental activism and a commitment to climate justice, and it was the first Town in California to adopt a plastic bag ban.