Think eco-friendly jobs are only in the white-collar workplace? Guess again.
While San Francisco likes to think of itself as a green environment, the website Thumbtack compiled a report that backs up that claim. The South of Market-based company said San Francisco has the highest number of environmentally conscious service professionals of any big city in the U.S. Read More
Apple went from red-faced to green last week.
Apparently San Francisco’s threat to stop purchasing Apple products forced the company on Friday to re-enter the environmentally conscious electronics registry known as EPEAT. The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool rating system is designed to promote environmentally friendly products and practices. A coalition of environmental groups, government agencies and manufacturers, including Apple, created EPEAT’s criteria. Read More
It was one small step for the compost truck and one big step for San Francisco on Tuesday as The City’s green-waste collection company hauled away its millionth ton of biodegradable waste. Read More
When former Clinton White House Deputy Chief of Staff Harold Ickes convened six of the most powerful special interest leaders within the Democratic Party at a posh Washington restaurant in 2003 to plot strategy for the 2004 campaign, the Sierra Club’s Carl Pope was a prominent participant. Read More
Think San Francisco doesn’t have enough open space? Wish a park – or parklet – was just steps away from your business or residents? Your dreams may come true after The City’s planning department called for proposals to turn parking spaces into open space.
Last Saturday, many business and residents participated in Park(ing) Day, a worldwide event to promote green spaces in urban areas. Read More
You can create all the green jobs you want or reduce your paper consumption to outdo your neighboring business, but nobody will ever know unless you go public about it. The City wants to create a new way to keep businesses on their toes when it comes to cutting back on wasteful energy use: audits. Read More
Via Andrew, here’s Ezra Klein responding to Jim Manzi: Read More
More than six months after Climategate, the fallout continues. Controversies surrounding the IPCC since the affair offer us an opportunity to think critically about the so-called “climate consensus,” While, much of the MSM continues undeterred with alarmist claims and carbon finger-pointing, we owe it to rational discourse to keep asking pointed questions. Read More
After police confiscated 162 marijuana plants from a Taraval neighborhood home last week, a registry of certified medical cannabis growers in San Francisco will be put together by the Police Department and health officials.
The arrest has caused an uproar among medical marijuana advocates because the suspect provided pot to a dispensary and had papers that allowed him to grow the plants, according to members of Axis of Love, a collective of medicinal marijuana providers. Read More
With employment proving hard for some people to find, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission put out a call for candidates for 15 job vacancies listed on its website.
The city agency, which oversees power, water and wastewater, is searching for a cook, engineers, analysts, assistants, a typist and two managers to work in San Francisco and more far-flung parts of California. Read More