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Twitter Sets Diversity Goals, But Experts Say That’s Not Enough

Twitter's recent announcement that it is setting diversity goals for 2016 is no surprise. It's the latest tech company to 'come clean' about…

The ROI of San Francisco’s Zero-Waste Program

Seizing an opportunity to conserve resources, reduce environmental impact, and create jobs, the city of San Francisco set a goal in 2002 to…

Survival Amid Riches: Homelessness in the Silicon Valley

Although booming with Fortune 500 companies, California's Santa Clara County is surrounded by homelessness and offers little solution to help these at-risk residents…

This Hilarious Fake App Exploits the Power of Privilege

The winning entry at this year’s Comedy Hack Day in San Francisco, WellDeserved perfectly sums up everything that is wrong with Silicon Valley.…

3p Weekend: Top 10 U.S. Cities for Electric Vehicles

This week ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, released a list of the top 10 friendliest metropolitan areas for EV…

Visualize Sea-Level Rise with Time Goggles

A pilot project will engage federal and local resources to help locals visualize sea-level rise with OWL "potential reality" viewers in the Bay…

Paranoia or Flight Risk? United Fires 13 Flight Attendants over “BYE-BYE” Images

Earlier this week 13 flight attendants filed a whistleblower complaint with OSHA against United Airlines.

Video: Jose Corona of Inner City Advisors Talks Diversity at Net Impact ’14

Based in Oakland, California, Inner City Advisors serves inner-city communities throughout the Bay Area. By and large, these are very diverse communities, CEO…

Philadelphia More Than Doubles Recycling Rate

The City of Brotherly Love has increased the amount of materials it recycles by 155 percent over the past six years. The city…

A Brief History of the Plastic Bag

California made headlines this fall when it became the first U.S. state to place a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. But how…

San Francisco Law: Airbnb Wins, Vacation Rentals Lose

The San Francisco Board of Supervisor's recent vote to allow short-term rentals of residences was a major win for Airbnb supporters. But, as…

New Handbook: 100 Percent Renewable Energy Both Practicable and Affordable

Achieving 100 percent renewable energy using today's technologies is not only possible, it's affordable. Using eight case studies of increasingly larger geopolitical scope…

Airbnb Goes After Business Travelers

More business travelers are choosing Airbnb when attending those conferences or sales meetings instead of hotels. And why not?

A West Coast Perspective On Sustainability

Sustainability consultant Andrew Wilson of Corporate Citizenship finds that businesses in San Francisco are ahead of the curve when it comes to corporate…

Lyft, Uber Dethroning Taxi Industry in San Francisco

The San Francisco taxi industry is on the verge of being dethroned by Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Lyft and Uber. Last…