Robyn Purchia

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…

San Francisco should accept money under the mattress to combat illegal dumping

Earlier this month, the Marina Green was a dump. But residents of…

As other cities lead electric charge, San Francisco expands diesel fleet

With our Bay breezes and environmental ethos, San Francisco typically boasts better…

California’s water wars pit farmers against local fishermen

Business was good when Larry Collins began his career as a fisherman…

With lives, livelihoods on the line, SF clings to coal, oil investments

Five years ago, on a clear August evening in Richmond, Calif., Isabella…

Untangling a whale of a problem for environmentalists and fishermen

It’s another lively summer in The City’s waters. For the second straight…

Saying no to plastic straws doesn’t suck for SF businesses

At the tiki-themed, FiDi bar Pagan Idol straws are a staple. They…

In Inner Sunset, Green Benefit District offers greater representation, cleaner environment

In the last year, Dogpatch and northwest Potrero Hill residents saw a…

Taking the road less traveled by Lyft, Uber and car

Last week, The City finally got a peek at something it’s long…

Fossil fuel divestment would put SF’s money where its mouth is

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal…

Remembering Rose Braz, a beloved thorn in the side of the establishment

The same night that oil companies gained an ally in President Donald…