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1,000 New Trees Coming to Santa Clara County Schools1,000 New Trees Coming to Santa Clara County Schools
By - posted 5/4/2022
Green, Outdoorsy

Santa Clara County’s Office of Sustainability and the Office of Education are partnering together to plant 1,000 trees that will put roots in the ground at school campuses and surrounding neighborhoods throughout the county — designed to encourage an early sense of environmental stewardship among students. The first 27 saplings were more...

A Living Seawall Is Coming to San Francisco's EmbarcaderoA Living Seawall Is Coming to San Francisco’s Embarcadero
By - posted 4/18/2022
Brand New, Green, San Francisco, Support the Bay, Worth the Splurge

San Francisco is erecting a living seawall along the Embarcadero. Before the Gold Rush, San Francisco was a sleepy harbor with a northeastern shoreline near today’s Salesforce Tower. As the waterfront expanded with industry, the Port of San Francisco oversaw the construction of the Embarcadero Seawall, a rock and concrete wall more...

California Proposes Ban on New Gas Vehicles by 2035California Proposes Ban on New Gas Vehicles by 2035
By - posted 4/13/2022
Green, Transportation

If enacted this summer, California’s mandate — the first in the world — would increase sales of electric or other zero-emission cars to 35% in 2026, and prohibit new gasoline or diesel cars by 2035. By Rachel Becker, CalMatters California’s clean-air regulators on Tuesday unveiled a far-reaching proposal requiring a ramp-up in more...

New I-80 Freeway "Urban Forest" Coming to SF in 2023New I-80 Freeway “Urban Forest” Coming to SF in 2023
By - posted 4/7/2022
Brand New, City Insight, Good News, Green, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco, Uplifting

Thanks to the SF Examiner for letting us know that the litter-strewn entrance to the Bay Bridge in SoMa is soon going to be converted into an “urban forest” and tree nursery which will take root (he he) new freeway offramps. According to the San Francisco Department of Public Works, the more...

SF's Climate Action Month: 50+ Free Events (April 2022)SF’s Climate Action Month: 50+ Free Events (April 2022)
By - posted 4/5/2022
Community, Freebies, Good News, Green, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco, Sponsored

Let’s face it. With all of the negative news headlines, the world has felt overwhelming lately. All this tolerating uncertainty takes a toll. But there’s some good news, too! It’s a well-known fact that taking action is good for our mental health, and just when we need it most, the more...

Federal Govt Chooses 2 Bay Area Cities to Help Transition to Clean EconomyFederal Govt Chooses 2 Bay Area Cities to Help Transition to Clean Economy
By - posted 3/30/2022
Bay Area Updates, Getting Help, Green

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Two Bay Area cities were selected to get help with clean energy economic development from the U.S. Department of Energy, federal officials announced this week. Richmond and San Jose are part of 22 communities nationwide and four in the state receiving the help. The communities were more...

The World's Largest "Green Roof" Coming to the Bay AreaThe World’s Largest “Green Roof” Coming to the Bay Area
By - posted 3/28/2022
Brand New, Green, Housing

The Rise, a brand new mixed-use development, previously known as Vallco Town Center, is coming to Cupertino. The new development features 7 million square feet, designed with years of community input, to provide an iconic, forward-thinking town center at the heart of the city renowned for design and technology and more...

SF's New Mobile Recycling Program Launches Jan. 5SF’s New Mobile Recycling Program Launches Jan. 5
By - posted 12/23/2021
Brand New, Green, San Francisco

San Francisco city officials on Wednesday announced the launch of a new mobile recycling pilot program that will not only facilitate recycling, but also make it easier for residents to reclaim their California Redemption Value cash deposit for recyclables. The new program, called the BottleBank, is being funded by the California more...

SF Now Has 464 Miles of BikewaysSF Now Has 464 Miles of Bikeways
By - posted 11/29/2021
Bay Area Updates, Green, San Francisco, Transportation

By Eillie Anzilotti, SFMTA From just a few stretches of scattered lanes in 2013, San Francisco’s protected bike network now stretches like a green web connecting more and more of the city. See how much has changed over the last eight years: In just the blink of an eye, San Francisco has more...

San Francisco Declares Water Shortage EmergencySan Francisco Declares Water Shortage Emergency
By - posted 11/23/2021
Bay Area Updates, Green, San Francisco

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission declared a water shortage emergency and approved measures aimed at further conserving and reducing water usage across the SFPUC’s service territory in response to exceptionally dry weather conditions that have affected the entire state over the past two years. As a result of the emergency measure, more...

SF Street Cleaning Pilot Expands to Improve 311 Response TimeSF Street Cleaning Pilot Expands to Improve 311 Response Time
By - posted 11/2/2021
Green, San Francisco

By Olivia Wynkoop, Bay City News Foundation In an effort to improve the efficiency of San Francisco’s 311 response service, Mayor London Breed announced that the city will expand on a pilot app for Community Benefit District street cleaners. The Connected Work App program will send referrals directly to CBD workers in more...

Crab Traps May Be Banned As Dungeness Crab Season ApproachesCrab Traps May Be Banned As Dungeness Crab Season Approaches
By - posted 10/29/2021
Bay Area Updates, Green, Outdoorsy

By Olivia Wynkoop, Bay City News Foundation Recreational Dungeness crab season opens Nov. 6 and, in response to new regulations by the Fish and Game Commission, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife may prohibit crab traps in an effort to prevent marine life entanglement. Announced Wednesday evening, department Director Charlton Bonham more...

San Francisco Celebrates 25 Years of CompostingSan Francisco Celebrates 25 Years of Composting
By - posted 10/21/2021
Green, San Francisco

Mayor London N. Breed today commemorated 25 years of organics recovery in what has been hailed as the most successful, comprehensive, and innovative composting program in the country. Since 1996, residents and businesses have recovered organic material, primarily food scraps, away from landfills and applied to local farmland, vineyards, and more...

Sonoma County Bans Disposable Foam Food ContainersSonoma County Bans Disposable Foam Food Containers
By - posted 9/28/2021
Bay Area Updates, Green

By Olivia Wynkoop, Bay City News Foundation Disposable food containers and other products with polystyrene foam and polyfluoroalkyl substances are prohibited for sale and use in Sonoma County, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday. In alignment with the Climate Action and Resiliency section in the county’s strategic plan, the ordinance more...

Marin County's Brand New Free Recycled Water Filling StationMarin County’s Brand New Free Recycled Water Filling Station
By - posted 9/2/2021
Brand New, Cheap Tips, Freebies, Green

By Megan Munce, Bay City News Foundation The Marin Municipal Water District is providing recycled water directly to residents through a recycled water filling station that opened Wednesday to encourage county residents to reduce water waste during the county’s exceptional drought. The station will be located at Armory Drive in San Rafael more...