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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...

SF Adopts New Climate Action Goals to Become "Net Zero" by 2040SF Adopts New Climate Action Goals to Become “Net Zero” by 2040
By - posted 7/21/2021
Brand New, Green, Only in San Francisco

The City of San Francisco adopted new climate action goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address the urgent threat of climate change. San Francisco has made significant progress on its climate action goals to-date, including a 41% reduction in emissions six years ahead of schedule. Building on that success, more...

SF City Parks Say Goodbye to Gas-Powered Leaf BlowersSF City Parks Say Goodbye to Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers
By - posted 7/16/2021
Green, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Gardeners maintaining the City’s parks, open spaces and public plazas will soon turn over a new leaf—trading gas-powered blowers with two-stroke engines for electric battery pack models instead, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department just announced. Beginning next month, Rec and Park will cease purchasing gas-powered backpack blowers with two-stroke more...

SF Aims To Expand The City's Recycled Water SupplySF Aims To Expand The City’s Recycled Water Supply
By - posted 5/18/2021
Bay Area Updates, Green, Only in San Francisco

As California continues to face drought conditions, a San Francisco supervisor on Tuesday proposed legislation that would not only conserve water but would also expand the city’s recycled water supply. The ordinance, drafted by Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, would require all new large buildings in San Francisco to double the amount of more...

Presidio Baby Turtle Discovered in SF's Mountain LakePresidio Baby Turtle Discovered in SF’s Mountain Lake
By - posted 5/10/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Updates, Green, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Uplifting

Welcome to the world, baby turtle! Back in 2015 – after the completion of massive cleanup efforts at Mountain Lake – the Presidio Trust, along with San Francisco Zoo and Sonoma State University, reintroduced native Western pond turtles. Thankfully, The Presidio’s wildlife ecologists recently found a cute baby turtle, the more...

100+ Pollinator & Native Plant Gardens in San Francisco100+ Pollinator & Native Plant Gardens in San Francisco
By - posted 4/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, Green, Outdoorsy

Check out this spectacular map with hundreds of pollinator garden sites throughout SF thanks to the San Francisco Department of the Environment. Click on the different colored pins on the map for more info or go to the main map to learn more. April 2021 is Climate Action Month Join the San Francisco community for a more...

SF Sets Goal to Be Carbon Neutral by 2045SF Sets Goal to Be Carbon Neutral by 2045
By - posted 4/23/2021
Bay Area Updates, Green

In honor of Earth Day, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a series new citywide climate goals, including an ambitious plan to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next 24 years. The city’s plan to become carbon neutral by 2045 includes hitting key environmental targets like providing all residents with more...

40+ Ways to Join SF's "Climate Action Month"40+ Ways to Join SF’s “Climate Action Month”
By - posted 4/8/2021
Causes, Green, Outdoorsy, Resource Guides, Sponsored

Join the San Francisco community for a variety of events, activities, and workshops during the third annual Climate Action Month. Explore virtual opportunities (and a few Covid-safe outdoor events) that support and celebrate our environment, our families, and our communities. Stay Connected w/ The San Francisco Department of the Environment Stay more...