The Time for Environmental Action is NOW!

About Us

"[Starting in 1972] we sought to train a cadre of volunteers to be effective and influential workers and speakers in the field of environmental planning and quality. This was the first experiment of its kind in the US. It was an idea whose time had come." 

--Dr. Martin Griffin, Founder

Our Mission: Environmental Forum of Marin Promotes a Sustainable World through Environmental Education

EFM has been reshaping the environment of Marin since our founding in 1972. We are focused on providing Bay Area residents #education4action: teaching about complex environmental issues and training them in the skills to take effective action.

We recently graduated our 46th Master Class. Our more than a thousand graduates have made significant impacts and include luminaries such as Barbara Boxer. This fall we will be offering Forum 2022, a comprehensive set of classes delivered virtually. We invite you to select the classes that most interest you to customize your own #education4action.

We are all in this together!

Through educating and training effective global citizens, EFM seeks to develop inclusive communication and multicultural skills. We strive to encourage sensitivity through promoting open dialogue and active listening, through creating an inclusive environment where people thrive and feel a sense of belonging, and through making an atmosphere that demonstrates respect and appreciation for the diversity of all people.


Environmental Forum of Marin is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and a United Way of the Bay Area Certified Agency.

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