WELCOME!

HOW TO UNDERSTAND
The three main areas of this "Marin County Sustainability" Brain are People (Equity), Planet (Ecology), and Profit (Economy). When you click on one of these, you will see that each leads to more and more "child" thoughts, like a mind map. Offshoots (or "sibling" thoughts) are for related organizations that are not Marin-specific. The "notes" box is where you are reading this text. Each org also has at least one link, usually to the organization's website. [Note: this is a fraction at present of the scope of orgs in Marin. See below under About.]

Also, the top-left of the screen contains four pins. "Marin County Sustainability" will take you back here, "Home." The other three take you back to the top of each of the categories. 

ABOUT
This is a "Brain." It has been created via the PersonalBrain "Web Brain" platform. This community map is very much in process. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, as of August 2016 there were 2,359 registered non-profit 501(c) organizations in Marin County. (For comparison purposes, Los Angeles County had 41,184.) That does not include un-registered community groups or government agencies, both of which play fundamentally critical roles in our community. If you'd like to help build it out, contact me at the email address below.

I'm a long-time Marin County resident looking around, putting the pieces together. I'm publishing this Brain in part for the Systems Thinking Marin efforts, and for anyone who is interested to help Marin to become "more conscious of itself" a phrase inspired by Theory U. Also inspired by Theory U, I'm iterating. As myself and many others have brainstormed community maps in various forms for some time now, this is just one little iteration to get the ball rolling. 

I'm calling this Brain "Marin County Sustainability" to highlight the fact that "sustainability" refers to people/planet/profit. That is, "sustainability" is not by any means specific to ecology and the environment only.: equity and a healthy economy are intimately interwoven with ecological sustainability. We are far, far from the point of sustainability as a society, but many people are working to improve this picture.

CONTACT
Questions, additions or changes? Email me, Felicia Chavez, at felicia.chavez@gmail.com.