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Yet another reason New Yorkers might be jealous: the city of San Francisco has just announced 19.2 million dollars in new funding for energy efficiency programs. The bulk of the funds will go to EnergyWatch, a program that provides free energy efficiency assessments and low-cost retrofits for businesses and multi-family residences in the city.The [...]
A proposed 239-unit development in San Franciscoâ€™s Hayes Valley has yet to come to fruition, leaving an ugly, empty lot in its place. Seeing this, a group of enterprising citygoers have decided to turn the lot into Hayes Valley Farm, an education and research project sponsored by the San Francisco Parks Trust.The farmâ€™s founders envision [...]
Hidden public spaces in San Francisco, London in 2050, Nebraska in a field, and other â€˜strange mapsâ€™
If you are a visual, spatial thinker, and I know many of you are, youâ€™ll love the website/blog Strange Maps, which I just found via this helpful post on Planetizen by Ann Forsyth.Â The blog collects all sorts of new...
Image from film "Sea Horse Sleuths," by Joan JohnsonIt's back! The San Francisco Ocean Film Fest is back for its seventh year. If you're in or anywhere near San Francisco this Wednesday through Sunday, you'll want to stop by Pier 39. I attended the event last year and was stunned by the quality and quantity of independent documentaries and short films exploring our oceans and the results - both...
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Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Th!nk (Think)Which U.S. city is most ready for an armada of electric vehicles? Los Angeles. Where's the next-best place? San Francisco. Following these two California cities in EV friendliness are a pair of northern cities you might not associate with EVs: Chicago and New York. What makes a city EV ready, as defined by Think? It's not just the number of charging statio...
Dozens of people chanted and held signs outside the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in San Francisco to draw more attention to a cluster of birth defects in a town near the largest toxic waste dump in the West.California - United States Environmental Protection Agency - San Francisco - Landfill - Toxic waste
(Editor's note: "Muni Rider Profile" is a somewhat regular series at San Francisco Streetsblog, which is just what the title suggests. Because this profiled person has moved to L.A. and is riding our Metro system, I thought I'd include it here. If you want to see more of this kind of story, please let us [...]
Ecologic is an Oakland based start-up that has developed a first-of-its kind, sustainable packaging solution designed to solve one of the biggest environmental problems today: the manufacturing and consumption of plastic bottles and plastic coated milk and juice cartons. Packaging is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gases, landfill waste and non-renewable [...]
Â If youâ€™re in the Bay AreaÂ right now, you haveÂ an extraordinary opportunity to take aÂ glimpse intoÂ the work of twoÂ eco-art pioneers: Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison.Â Since 1974, the Harrisons have focused their work on hot button environmental topics, addressing dire issues such as global warming. TheirÂ latest projectÂ dubbedÂ Greenhouse BritainÂ is currently on exhibit at the Kala ...