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Think Outside the Bottle

(via climateofourfuture.org)

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 [...]

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on Jan 20, 2010 at 08:50 AM

ECO ART: Greenhouse Britain Opens in San Francisco

(via www.inhabitat.com)

 If you’re in the Bay Area right now, you have an extraordinary opportunity to take a glimpse into the work of two eco-art pioneers: Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison.  Since 1974, the Harrisons have focused their work on hot button environmental topics, addressing dire issues such as global warming. Their latest project dubbed  Greenhouse Britain is currently on exhibit at the Kala ...

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on Jan 16, 2010 at 06:20 AM

San Francisco’s First Bike Box Gets Stenciled!

(via www.inhabitat.com)

San Franciscans, if you were wondering what that green painted box on Scott St. is for, wonder no more. San Francisco’s first green bike box now has a user-friendly picture of a bicycle stenciled on it. Bike boxes, or waiting areas for bikers to pull into at traffic intersections have been used in New York [...]

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on Jan 15, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Ultra Modern Tafoni Home is a Floating Residence for San Francisco

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If you’re in the market for a floating home but not diggin’ the dark, cramped image that the word “houseboat” typically brings to mind, we think the Tafoni Floating Home will really “sway” you (get it – because boats rock back and forth? Okay nevermind.). Designed by Joanna Borek-Clement with the San Francisco Bay Area’s [...]

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on Jan 15, 2010 at 08:20 AM
Affordable, Solar Powered, ...

Affordable, Solar Powered, Eco Housing

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Part of an abandoned, former industrial site in Oakland is now Ironhorse at Central Station, a 99-unit affordable housing development. Owned by Bridge Housing, designed by David Baker + Associates,...

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on Jan 13, 2010 at 04:50 AM

State of Green Business Forum 2010 in San Francisco and Chicago

(via www.triplepundit.com)

When: February 4, 2010 in San FranciscoFebruary 9, 2010 in ChicagoOrganized by: GreenBiz.com

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on Jan 09, 2010 at 10:20 PM

In San Jose, life's not over for potted yule trees

(via www.mercurynews.com)

It was adoption day for 'living' Christmas trees at Our City Forest, San Jose's nonprofit dedicated to urban greenery and recycled scenery. Potted holiday trees that can be replanted in the city's parks or at schools are, in a very real sense, greener than the estimated 25 million or more cut trees sold each year in the United States, most of which end up in landfills or wood chippers.

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on Jan 09, 2010 at 09:21 PM
San Francisco To Vote on Pl...

San Francisco To Vote on Plan to Halve GHG Emissions

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photo via flickrSometime living in the Bay Area is a source of green pride. San Francisco has some of the most progressive environmental regulations in the country, and now the city is getting ready to tackle climate change. The Bay Area's air quality agency will vote in April on standards that would cut in half the emissions of global warming causing gases and other pollutants attached with ne...

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on Jan 09, 2010 at 07:50 PM
Creating a Better Market St...

Creating a Better Market Street in San Francisco (Video)

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Image credit: StreetFilmsAndrew reported last year that San Francisco was considering a car ban on Market Street. While that hasn't happened yet, there is plenty of work going into creating an inviting, culturally vibrant thoroughfare that San Franciscans can be proud of. And who better to explore the improvements than the good folks at StreetFilms—the same people who brought us video of

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on Jan 03, 2010 at 07:20 AM

San Jose, home developers balk at proposed air pollution guidelines

(via www.mercurynews.com)

Bay Area regulators want cities and condo builders to consider how building near freeways would affect residents' health. If adopted, it would be the first such guideline in the country.

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on Jan 03, 2010 at 12:21 AM