Robyn Purchia

Bay Area kids moving the needle on climate change

In July, the planet’s future looked grim. President Donald Trump nominated a…

Market for ethically dope cannabis grows in S.F.

It’s no secret San Franciscans appreciate dope dope. In the immortal words…

S.F. water agency opposes plan to save local salmon, cries ‘drought’

About 150 miles beyond the Bay lies the Tuolumne River. Many San…

SF can have an impact on food sustainability

This Independence Day, our country is facing deep and dangerous political divides.…

SF’s new hydrogen ferry could fuel clean energy market

Hydrogen has been the fuel of the future for decades. Two years…

SFMTA on the road to an all-electric fleet

Last Tuesday, a crowd of City employees (and one lucky columnist) hit…

The City is open to closing JFK Drive

Two years ago, this month, Heather Miller was killed bicycling through Golden…

The City is open to closing JFK Drive

Two years ago, this month, Heather Miller was killed bicycling through Golden…

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…