At Iron Springs, we like to think of ourselves as active participants in our community, not as passive service providers. We know that the folks who frequent our pub are not just customers, they are our friends and neighbors. We like to think that this attitude is reflected in our style of service and in our casual, homey atmosphere. But that’s really just a reflection of what goes on behind the scenes at Iron Springs.
One of the most overt ways in which we choose to contribute to our community is through our “Give Back Tuesday” program. Every Tuesday, a percentage of the proceeds from the pub are donated to a local cause or organization. In this way, folks can come down, have a nice meal and a pint (or several) and know that some of what they spend on their meal is coming right back into the programs and services that make Fairfax and Marin such a fantastic place to live.
Our staff all lives locally, and we’re all raising our kids, dogs, cats and ferrets, living our lives, and doing our best to adhere to a simple credo: love one another. With everything we do – both big and small – we’re trying to make the world a better place to live in. For ourselves, for our children, and for our neighbors.
The Iron Springs Give Back Tuesday program has donated an average of over $15,000 a year to such great causes as:
- The YES Foundation
- Drake High Mt. Bike Team
- Marin Community Food Bank
- Bread & Roses
- Adopt-a-Family of Marin
- Point Reyes Seashore Association
- Conservation Corps North Bay
- And many more…
In March we will be supporting the YES Foundation, which provides support to the Ross Valley School District for programs like art, library, and music that otherwise wouldn’t have enough funding. Find out more at www.yestokids.org. We also have one special YES night in March:
Tuesday March 24th
It’s celebrity waiter’s night featuring the teachers from Brookside Elementary School.
Each Tuesday we are thrilled to donate 10% to local groups working to support our community. For more information, or to nominate a group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 3rd – Environmental Action Committee of West Marin
Support the Environmental Action Committee to Protect the West Marin You Love! The Environmental Action Committee of West Marin is the only local organization advocating to protect Marin’s spectacular coastal areas, the Point Reyes National Seashore, and the rural character of West Marin. During their 44 years of grassroots environmental advocacy, they have stopped numerous ill-conceived development proposals, protected the rare Tomales Dunes, ensured implementation of coastal regulations, lead the charge to prohibit jet skis on our waters, and championed protection of the West Coast’s only marine wilderness area at Drakes Estero. Support EAC’s work that keeps West Marin Wild for current and future generations! Find out more at www.eacmarin.org.
February 10th – Marin Agricultural Land Trust
By protecting farmland here, MALT protects so much of what we love about Marin: beautiful rolling hills, great local food, clean air and water, and wide open spaces. To learn more about MALT, visit www.malt.org.
February 17th – Sustainable Fairfax
Sustainable Fairfax’s vision is to provide Community Education events that support the local economy, teach sustainable environmental practices, and build community. They strive to inspire citizens to take action on issues such as Climate Change, Toxics, Zero Waste, Food, Water, and other sustainability topics. They also work actively with our town and county governments, businesses, other non-profits, and community groups to create a connected community, strenghten our local economy, and support diverse ecology. Visit www.sustainablefairfax.org for more information.
February 24th – Wise Academy
WISE Academy is a program of The Sonoma Academy of Arts And Sciences and is a learning community dedicated to the whole child development inspired by Waldorf methods. Our mission is to provide a challenging and enriching education for our students. An education that will enable them to graduate with a love of learning, be proficient in all core subjects, and to be well-prepared to pursue further academic and personal goals. Our education model motivates our students to make positive, ethical, and creative contributions to our world. WISE Academy is a learning center located in Marin County at the beautiful Bothin Youth Center with home schooling options available. Learn more at wise-academy.org.