Robyn Purchia

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.…

Retirement Board ought to heed late mayor’s call, vote to divest from fossil fuels

The unexpected loss of Mayor Ed Lee still hangs over our city.…

Rider experience must be part of the public transit equation

On Thanksgiving, San Francisco resident Carmel Graham took her two young girls…

California should expand on San Francisco’s flame retardants ban

Many are giving thanks this holiday to the first responders who battled…

Recognizing Ohlone culture can heal San Francisco

Zachary Ippoliti told me he died in the Presidio. Every July for…

Halloween can help San Francisco disrupt wasteful food packaging

For better or worse, The City has sparked some major cultural revolutions.…

A little Zen for these troubled times

San Franciscans were delighted to see a gigantic heart in the sky…