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Zero-waste lunch a growing movement

By Alison Hawkes

Efforts to reduce the amount of packaging in lunches has sparked aspirations for a "zero-waste lunch."
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Bay Area aims to be nation’s EV capital

By Joseph Doolen
Bay Area aims to be nation’s EV capital

The Bay Area is charging up. Along with L.A. and New York, San Francisco is one of the largest U.S. markets for plug-in electric vehicles (EVs). The pledge by the mayors of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose in 2008 to make the metropolis the nation’s EV capital is now bearing fruit. With political...
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Marin Energy Authority considers letting outside towns join

By Alison Hawkes

Marin’s successful independent electrical supplier — one of the only in California — is considering allowing outsiders to join. The city of Richmond, on the other side of the Bay, has signaled interest, as has San Jose, Arcata, Sonoma, and others. Last year the Marin Energy Authority reported that it provided 78 percent non-fossil,...
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Plastic shopping bag ban is a hot Bay Area trend

By Victoria Schlesinger

Since San Francisco implemented its plastic shopping bag ban in 2007, other Bay Area cities have begun following suit creating a regional trend despite the plastic industry’s argument that paper bags also harm the environment. Marin County approved a ban last month. Palo Alto is considering expanding its current restrictions beyond specific supermarkets. After...
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How do Bay Area urban parks rank nationwide? The numbers are in

By Victoria Schlesinger

U.S. urban parklands occupy more than 1,500 square miles, or an area roughly the size of Rhode Island, and their number of annual visitors far exceeds those in our national parks. A distillation of urban park statistics in the 85 most populous U.S. cities was just released by The Trust for Public Land, a...
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Report: San Francisco faces water-related dangers

San Francisco  has been identified as one of the most vulnerable cities in the nation when it comes to water-related impacts of climate change....
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Builders cheer demise of California environmental law

Upon attending the West Coast Green events at the Moscone Center in San Francisco this week, I was thrilled to find out that Governor...
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