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Did Airbnb Win or Lose On Prop F?

Airbnb successfully lobbied to defeat a ballot initiative that sought to limit house-sharing in San Francisco. But did the company really win?

Cities Adopting ‘Default To Green’

3p economic correspondent Bill Roth sits down with Gil Friend, chief sustainability officer for the city of Palo Alto, California, about an intriguing…

Certified B Corps Are Only Halfway Done

B Corp certification is an important step to becoming a truly sustainable business. But it's only half the battle, says one entrepreneur.

How We Got Into This Mess: A History of Bay Area Transportation

Today, the San Francisco Bay Area is in the midst of another boom, but its transportation system is at peak capacity. Here's how…

College Students Living Sustainably

At CITRUS (Community Initiative To Restore Urban Sustainability) House, students from Santa Clara University are practicing a cooperative and eco-friendly lifestyle.

Tech Titans: Community Citizens?

As companies continue to pressure Bay Area communities to build new office parks, they often fail to lobby for housing and transportation options…

Sustainability’s Gold Mine: Grey-Water Recycling

Grey-water recycling systems have the ability to drastically alter the way we look at our water usage, so why are they not widely…

California Restricts Livestock Antibiotic Use with Little Resistance From Industry

Right on the heels of last week’s landmark passage of the SB 350 climate bill, which commits the state to reducing carbon emissions…

Nestlé’s Expired Permit Prompts Water Diversion Lawsuit

Yesterday, three California nonprofit organizations joined together in a lawsuit against the U.S. National Forest Service. Their beef? Nestle's water bottling permit in…

Ambitious California Renewables Legislation Signed Into Law

Signed by Gov. Jerry Brown during a ceremony this week at the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles, Senate Bill 350 mandates that…

Divestment’s Impact is More Than Just Money

The divestment campaign – a grassroots movement to get public pensions, university endowments, and other large funds to remove fossil fuels companies from…

Volkswagen Admits Almost 500,000 Vehicles Cheated Emissions Tests

Last Friday the EPA accused Volkswagen of installing “defeat devices” in four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi automobiles from model years 2009 to 2015. The…

California Democrats Cave In To Oil Lobby

A California Senate bill would have required a 50 percent reduction in petroleum use by 2030. Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown and…

3p Weekend: 3 Ways #TechTitans Impact the Bay Area

Dozens of tech companies call the San Francisco Bay Area home. But are they aware enough about the impacts their presence has on…

Join Our Crowdfunding Campaign! #TechTitans and the Service Economy

TriplePundit is developing a three-part multimedia series to examine the challenges facing many tech companies when it comes to their impact on communities.…