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The Radchenko-Halabi family of New York City pose with one week’s worth of their household’s trash, as part of Glad’s Waste in Focus project. Recyclables are on the left-hand side of the photo, and items destined for the landfill are on the right.

Can Glad Start a National Conversation on Waste?

How much waste do you throw away every day? That’s the question the Glad Products Co. hopes people will ask themselves after viewing…

Apple’s New Headquarters Missing a Major Green Point

Leadership for the tech giant maintains that the new campus will offer "a serene environment reflecting Apple's values of innovation, ease of use…

Ridesharing Firms Struggle to Meet Needs of Americans with Disabilities

Like many living in San Francisco and other major cities across the United States, I have come to rely on transportation network companies…
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‘Tech Backlash’ Perfect Time for Silicon Valley to ‘Disrupt’ CSR

Exactly how should tech companies be responding to their effect on the local Silicon Valley economy?

FlightCar: Sharing Economy Takes Another Legal Hit

CarFlight customers love its sharing economy concept: Drop of your car before you get on the plane, and rent it out to others…

Ridesharing Can Save Cities from Traffic Congestion

In the United States, the average commuter loses 34 hours a year to congestion delays, according to Deloitte.

Nonprofit Retrofits Buses as Mobile Showers for the Homeless

A San Francisco nonprofit has come up with an ingenious way to make free showers and lavatory access available to the city's poorest…
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Uber Offers Free Rides to Level Lyft

Mere weeks after securing a staggering $258 million in new funding from Google Ventures and TPG Capital, car-booking service Uber is already training…

Vancouver, San Francisco: Bike Lanes Boost Revenue for Retailers

Retailers are getting behind cities like Vancouver and New Westminster in BC, Canada as they widen their bike lanes, revamp their streets and…
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Can Technology Make Green, Sustainable Cities?

Can making city smarter reduce poverty, hunger and inequality? And if it can, how can we ensure that it will, and not just…
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San Francisco Partners with ‘Sharing’ Startups to Save Lives During Disaster

Technology is changing the way people respond to emergencies. When Hurricane Sandy resulted in dead and backed-up phone lines, people turned to social…

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…
The City by the Bay now diverts from the landfill some 80 percent of its waste - more than any other city in the U.S.

San Francisco Achieves Highest Recycling Rate in U.S.

San Francisco might be known for its foggy weather, winning sports teams and progressive politics, but it can now add another badge to…
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SFO Slaps Cease and Desist Orders on Carsharing Services

Management at San Francisco International Airport has demanded carsharing services such as InstantCab cease and desist operations to SFO.

Airbnb and Apartment Scarcity

It would be impossible to argue that Airbnb has zero effect on available rental properties. The question is just how much of an…