S.F. green groups to receive more than $2M

San Francisco community organizations have a chance to earn some serious green by operating projects that assist with going green, thanks to new grants by the city’s Environment Department.

The department is releasing nearly $2.3 million to be awarded in a period of two years for organizations that work toward producing zero waste, promote environmental justice or recycle oil.

The Environmental Justice program will fund up to $1 million for projects that promote “green collar” jobs, locally grown produce, improved air quality, reduced power demand and economic development.

Up to $1.2 million will be awarded to projects that assist San Francisco in working toward reaching 75 percent waste diversion.

Projects that increase the proper disposal of used motor oil and oil filters could be awarded up to $80,000.

The Environmental Department is accepting applications for the grants through Jan. 18.

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