A 2015 PEW RESEARCH Center survey shows that there is a global consensus on climate change. All 40 nations polled said it is a serious problem, with a global median of 54 percent considering it a very serious problem. Marin residents are concerned as well, and they’re going above and beyond the call of duty. In a recent climate action plan update, the county planned to reduce community greenhouse gas emissions to 30 percent below 1990 levels and to reduce municipal emissions to 15 percent below 1990 levels by 2020. In the 2006 plan, Marin set a community emissions reduction target of 15 percent below 1990 levels by 2020 — a goal that was reached eight years ahead of schedule in 2012. marinsustainability.org/climate
Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.