Organic, Green & Sustainable
So many of the businesses in town support organics, sustainability and a green approach to business that it is not possible to list them all. Not all are formally certified but they provide products that are organic, nonpolluting or sustainably harvested.
Bay Area Green Business Program lists the following certified Green Businesses in Fairfax. Click on any name to get more detailed information.
Avatar Community Business Center – a full service business center.
Cascade Canyon School – a private K-8 school.
The Coffee Roastery – roasting, blending and serving organic coffees.
Earthsite – marketing services.
EduTracks – specialists in green building and sustainability education.
Fairfax Scoop – organic ice cream and cones made on the premises.
Fat Angel Bakery – organic bakery goods and cafe.
Good Earth Natural Foods – a pioneer organic food market since 1969.
Grilly’s – serving organic burritos and other Mexican food.
Iron Springs Pub & Brewery – organic brewing on the premises plus all pub amenities.
Manor School – a public elementary school.
Perry’s Delicatessen #3 – sandwiches and other fare, tables or take-out.
Sustainable Fairfax – nonprofit devoted to sustainable living practices.
The Herban Garden – artisan crafts made sustainably
Other Green Enterprises:
The Away Station – “a marketplace of reuse” for building and home remodeling products.
Cittaslow – an international movement celebrating a slower way of life, Fairfax is one of only 3 certified Cittaslow towns in the United States.
Fairfax 6 Theatres – the first solar powered movie theatre in the country.
Fairfax Lumber & Hardware – sustainable lumber, green building materials, plumbing, and organic garden and nursery products.
O’Donnell’s Fairfax Nursery – California native plants and organic solutions
Excerpt from the Town Website
“The Town of Fairfax is an environmentally conscious community and is considered the most progressive of Marin’s 11 incorporated cities. The Town has ordinances preventing chain stores, take-out Styrofoam food packaging and plastic bags. It is in the process of updating its General Plan with a goal of retaining its small town character. The population is quite diverse including a large “green” political base, the largest in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
Fairfax Is An EPA Green Power Community
Fairfax is among nine communities across Marin County that qualifies for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) national “Green Power Community” recognition. The town early adopted the ability to switch to Marin Clean Energy’s renewable electric services. Fairfax ranks 8th in the nation for green energy use.