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trash talk tuesday, san francisco events strive for zero waste

In its fourth year, the San Francisco Street Food Festival has become an incredibly popular event. From 20th to 26th Streets, the most beautiful part of Folsom Street is shut down to cars to make room for around 100 food vendors, and 80,000 guests. Trash is a given. But thanks to the efforts of the event team La Cocina and their collaboration with Zero Waste experts at SF Environment, Recology , discarded material that would go to landfill is now diverted to compost and recycling channels. It’s great to see waste diversion front and center at local events, and great to see people participating in keeping this city clean and green. After all, almost nothing has to go to landfill, we have a viable alternative. Waste nothing.

Via Flickr:
at the 2012 San Francisco Street Food Fair on Folsom

Congratulations to them for striving to make this a zero waste event!


when you see your design out in the world…

richmond_design_geary_bus by markevnic72
richmond_design_geary_bus, a photo by markevnic72 on Flickr.

…there’s always a little thrill when you see your design out in the world. And it’s especially gratifying when you know your design has the potential to make some positive impact. Our campaign focused on a neighborhood in San Francisco, the Richmond, with the aim to remind people why composting is such a simple and yet incredible idea. Check out our website to find out more about composting, and all the benefits that derive from doing it. Use the green bin!


event photography, press conference at the Blue Greenway

press conference at the Blue Greenway, Hunters Point, San Francsico

press conference at the Blue Greenway, Hunters Point, San Francsico

The community turned out to show their support for the Hunters Point community and the Blue Greenway project. The EPA presented two grants at a press conference held at India Basin Shoreline Park. $400,000 was awarded to SF Environment for Site Assessments and the Hunters Point Family received $200,000 in grant funding for job training.

 

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event photography for Earth Day, 2012

the touch me garden, civic center, san francisco

the touch me garden, civic center, san francisco

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Earth Day, 2012, a set on Flickr.

SF Environment had a story to tell.

Each year, Earth Day, April 22nd, marks the anniversary of what many consider to be the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness of its era, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and bringing environmental concerns front and center. We at SF Environment continue to advocate for environmental causes that enhance our lives not only in San Francisco but beyond. Get involved and make every day Earth Day!


sfenvironment.org: Our City’s Programs: Zero Waste: Composting

One of the things we love about our city, San Francisco, is our reverence for the  environment and the food supply that sustains us.  Check out this link to find out what the city is doing to not only reduce the waste going to landfills but also, to repurpose food waste as the compost that makes our soil among the best in the world. Find out what you can do to help by following this link from sfenvironment.org: our citys programs: Zero Waste: Composting.