Robyn Purchia

San Francisco restaurants make food a climate change solution

’Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry, and San Francisco’s…

Protecting wildlife is hard, compromise makes it easier

Over the last 40 years, habitat loss, overconsumption, pollution, invasive species and…

How to talk to Trump supporters this Thanksgiving

If you’re like me, you’re probably still coming to terms with post-election…

Bringing Standing Rock home to San Francisco

Although the election has dominated the news, glimpses of an increasingly violent…

Just say no to drugs in your meat

San Francisco progresses where Washington, D.C., stalls. In 2004, Mayor Gavin Newsom…

A little buzz could make a big impact in San Francisco

Environmentalism can seem out of touch. Take, for example, the Board of…

Fines, foodies and Airbnb could get San Francisco closer to ‘Zero Waste’

San Franciscans don’t all cheer for the Giants, stand in line for…

Empowering the Bayview to weather climate change

Climate change is already happening, and Bayview-Hunters Point is not ready. With…

Our waste could help reverse climate change

A few years ago, on a ranch in the small Marin town…

Can San Francisco afford Gov. Brown’s ‘by right’ housing bill?

As an attorney, I have raised environmental challenges to housing projects. I…

Police, pollution choking lives in the Bayview

Last December, police shot Mario Woods, a black man carrying a kitchen…

When will San Francisco see the final straw?

San Francisco is light-years ahead of other American towns when it comes…

Dogpatch, Potrero Hill lead by example

About a year ago, property owners in the Dogpatch and northwest Potrero…

Little pills give San Francisco a big headache

Those little pills collecting dust in your medicine cabinet raise big health,…

Rec and Park exposing children to potentially cancerous material

For years, city officials have assured San Francisco that it’s safe for…

Climate change could further delay crab season

When the state delayed our local Dungeness crab season last November, San…

Why the green mothers movement matters

San Francisco is friggin’ beautiful. Obviously, there are the spectacular views from…

Supervisors make big environmental moves

Thank you, San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The City has passed and…

Climate change prompts resiliency strategy in San Francisco

On April 18, 110 years after the 1906 earthquake devastated San Francisco,…

Will cigarette recycling cans encourage smoking?

In February, the San Francisco school board voted to let city middle…