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Chef’s Market Box a Perfect Marriage of CSA and DIY

The Chef’s Market Box, a start-up recently launched by the Mission Community Market and Mission Mercado in San Francisco, is a great option…
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Los Angeles Becomes Largest US City to Ban Plastic Bags

Last week the state of Hawaii introduced a state-wide ban on plastic bags, becoming the first US state to do so. In spite…
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A Solution to the Residential Energy Efficiency “Split Incentive” Problem

An open letter to CleanPowerSF requesting the adoption of a "Green Rental Network" and on-bill financing strategy to remedy the split incentive problem…
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Is San Francisco Trying to Kill AirBnb With a 15% Tax?

A proposed 15% tax on "transient occupancy" is being considered at San Francisco city hall. The rule would force Airbnb to collect an…
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“Save The Plastic Bag Coalition” Fights Against Banning Plastic Bags in SF

If you thought the debate over the impact of plastic bags is one debate we’re already done with, you got it wrong. It’s…
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Greenstart Adds $100k in Funding Offer for Entrepreneurs

Greenstart is a San Francisco-based startup accelerator focused on helping entrepreneurs build successful companies at the intersection of cleantech and IT. So far…
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Can the America’s Cup Bring Sustainability to Sports Consciousness?

Inspiring millions of spectators to think a little more deeply about what's going on underneath the multi-million dollar yachts on the bay, and…

Making Social Spaces More Social at Public Works

While there have been permutations of the salon throughout the years — one could say that last decade’s model was the coffeehouse —…
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Curbside Recycling: Preventing a Market Failure

Curbside recycling services have not been uniformly successful throughout the country. While citizens support them, their traditional cost structure creates a moral hazard…
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GM Boosts Carsharing with RelayRides

RelayRides allows car owners to loan out their cars and score extra cash in San Francisco and Boston, and now has an exclusive…
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Ford Motor Company and Green Festival to Award Community Green Grant in Los Angeles, San Francisco

Part One of the Green Festival Series By: Jonathan Mariano Do you live in or near Los Angeles or San Francisco? Do you…

Cities Can’t Combat Climate Change Alone

By 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. Cities consume over two-thirds of the world’s energy and are…
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San Francisco Processes 600 Tons of Compost Daily

San Francisco, the gleaming city by the sea that houses the Golden Gate Bridge and unnatural amounts of fog also produces about 600…
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Top 10 Climate-Ready Cities in the U.S.

Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., CO2 IMPACT Cities are now home to a majority of the world’s population and are on the front line in…
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Latest Tea Party Action Targets Planning, Sustainability and the Greater Good

Well, it seems like those tea party folks are at it again, proudly displaying their unique, mind-bending brand of self-centered absurdity, which, when…