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Habitat partners with state...

Habitat partners with state, private sector to build affordable LEED-ND project in Oakland

(via switchboard.nrdc.org)

     Habitat for Humanity's East Bay affiliate is retrofitting a brownfield into 54 affordable homes on two acres of land in Oakland, California.  With excellent location, walkable density, great design, and green features, the Edes Avenue project has been...

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on Nov 17, 2009 at 06:20 AM
Carbon Footprint Reduction ...

Carbon Footprint Reduction Web Conference to Be Held December 3rd

(via inspiredeconomist.com)

As climate change legislation makes its way through Congress and stakeholders increase pressure on businesses and government to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, AltaTerra Research will be hosting the web conference “Carbon Footprint Reduction for the Long Haul.” This event will be held Thursday, December 3rd at 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST and will feature a case study of carbon managemen...

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on Nov 13, 2009 at 04:20 AM
Is San Francisco Dangerous ...

Is San Francisco Dangerous for Pedestrians?

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Source: Dangerous By DesignIt's the Jungle Out There!San Francisco is definitely pedestrian-friendly in many ways compared to many cities, but being walkable doesn't always mean that it is safe. A new report by Transportation for America ranks the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont area 13th safest for walkers, based on an index that takes into account annual pedestrian deaths and the percentage of ...

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on Nov 12, 2009 at 02:20 PM

EPA Awards Over $160,000 to the Pueblo of Santa Clara

(via yosemite.epa.gov)

(Dallas, Texas – November 12, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $166,000 to the Pueblo of Santa Clara in New Mexico. The Pueblo will use the funds to provide continued support for their water pollution control program

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on Nov 12, 2009 at 08:50 AM
1,200 Acres of Arable Land ...

1,200 Acres of Arable Land Found in Oakland; What Does that Mean for Local Food?

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Photo credit: davidsilver via FlickrOne common lament about local food is that there simply isn't enough of it. The best part about it -- that it's different in every foodshed, location to location -- also means that the supply can have a hard time keeping up with demand. That's especially true when it comes to larger, more dense urban centers, where locavores greatly outnumber farms and farmer...

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on Nov 11, 2009 at 03:53 AM

San Jose bans foam plastic containers at special events

(via www.mercurynews.com)

Also, many implore council to not raid affordable housing funds to balance redevelopment agency budget.

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on Nov 11, 2009 at 12:24 AM

Schwarzenegger signs water conservation bill in San Jose

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Ceremony at Santa Clara Valley Water District wins accolades, while critics say the new law doesn't go far enough to make a major difference

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on Nov 10, 2009 at 05:54 PM

Daphne Zuniga: People Versus Chevron

(via www.huffingtonpost.com)

Atchison Village seems like a great place to live. It's a pleasant neighborhood in California. But there's a downside: this town has a bad neighbor, and it's the third-largest corporation in the world.

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on Nov 10, 2009 at 07:54 AM
Awesome Bike Parking at W H...

Awesome Bike Parking at W Hotel in San Francisco

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Photo: Mikael from CopenhagenizeNot Sure How Well that Would Scale, ThoughMikeal from Copenhagenize has taken these pictures of a very cool bike parking at the W Hotel in San Francisco. Included in the price of a room is access to one of three Biomega bikes (I think the one on the pics is the "Copenha...Read the full story on TreeHugger

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on Nov 09, 2009 at 01:24 PM

Obama names San Francisco city leader to head EPA regional office for California

(via www.mercurynews.com)

Jared Blumenfeld, 40, has served as director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment, and spearheaded efforts to expand solar and expand recycling.

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on Nov 05, 2009 at 07:54 PM