Robyn Purchia

Lyft offers zero support for zero emission bill

A decade ago, San Francisco required taxi companies to reduce emissions by…

Muni needs money and new development could pave the way

Muni needs money. Improving conditions for bicyclists and pedestrians requires analysis and…

Reduced plastic pollution a mayoral priority

One day after Supervisor Katy Tang proposed a ban on single-use plastic…

Straw ban is fantastic but SF should think bigger and bolder

Last week, West of Pecos was pouring some tasty plastic-free margaritas. The…

San Francisco’s water conservation can flow to salmon

California’s commercial salmon season opened last week, but feasting on the fatty…

To get rid of pesky pesticides, San Francisco must be diligent

On Saturday, about 70 volunteers gathered at the Officer’s Club in the…

Cannabis could supply green for San Francisco’s breakup with Wall Street

Today, San Franciscans will take to the streets. More than a year…

Building codes should reflect San Francisco’s zero waste goals

Change can be good for San Francisco. The City’s green building codes…

AT&T Park satisfies appetite for sustainability

This year at AT&T Park, the impossible will happen. Bon Appetit Management…

Electrification expands from San Francisco streets to the Bay

Every day, people gather on The Embarcadero to board excursions around the…

Native Americans deserve a restored cultural center

For almost a year, the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota…

Tomorrow’s San Francisco depends on today’s investment

It’s March 14, 2028. Life in The City isn’t so different from…

Shared values unite Americans from both sides of the aisle

San Francisco is united in its resistance to President Donald Trump. Last…

A public bank is not a promise to keep San Francisco’s money green

Montgomery Street echoed with the Lakota cry, “Mni Wiconi!” — “Water is…

Climate change policies create American jobs

It’s been a month since the Women’s March, and yelling at politicians…

San Francisco’s love affair with Dungeness crab grows more toxic

For local Dungeness crab fishermen and women, life has become a heart-shaped…

Compostable straws are great, but they’re no zero waste unicorn

Eva Holman, an anti-plastic crusader for the San Francisco Surfrider Foundation, recently…

‘Defiant’ Retirement Board staff drags heels on fossil fuel divestment

Brick walls typically don’t respond to pressure. Like the people in charge…

Trump reminds us we have the power to protect our planet

Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration one year ago, the bad news hasn’t…

San Francisco must toss out its throw-away culture

Like a lot of San Franciscans, Andrew Perlman cares about the environment.…