San Francisco area: an organic ranch with a storied past

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| Lovely, Rustic Luxury | In Marin County’s tiny Marshall, little more than an hour’s drive from San Francisco, Straus Home Ranch is not just an unforgettable vacation rental and event venue.

San Francisco: turning back the carbon clock

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San Francisco: Verbena, new green magic on Russian Hill

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| Over-Delivering By Design | We are pretty sure new magic is now in bloom on Upper Polk Street, on Russian Hill, the already vibrant San Francisco neighborhood. This magic is named Verbena, aptly so it seems, because the namesake flowering plant has been prized through the ages for its medicinal, even extraordinary powers—called tears […] San Francisco: Verbena, new green magic on Russian Hill is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

San Francisco: ‘mega sustainable’ restaurant on the way

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| Green Travel News | The Perennial, a new “mega-sustainable ” San Francisco restaurant opening early next year, will feature an aquaponic greenhouse … in which kitchen waste will be fed to fish … whose waste will fertilize a “living pantry” … where microgreens and vegetables are harvested to order.

This Harvey Milk memorial brings green space to San Francisco

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SWA Group has reimagined San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Plaza in an ambitious new project honoring the late LGBTQ+ hero. Located at the corner of Castro and Market in San Francisco, the plaza will soon welcome a new memorial that honors the history of the gay rights movement.

Best Thrift Stores in San Francisco

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We've spent weeks filling up our home with goods from the best thrift stores in San Francisco, and here's our list to help you green your home too! The post Best Thrift Stores in San Francisco appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle bay area green home living San Francisco sustainable living thrift store upcycle vintage

This Harvey Milk memorial brings green space to San Francisco

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SWA Group has reimagined San Francisco's Harvey Milk Plaza in an ambitious new project honoring the late LGBTQ+ hero. Chosen out of 17 design firms invited to submit proposals, SWA Group envisioned a standout design for The Memorial at Harvey Milk Plaza

Green Festival San Francisco 2015 is Here!

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The Green Festival San Francisco is here again! The post Green Festival San Francisco 2015 is Here! Green Business Green Inspirations Green Resources bike commute events Green Festival Green Festival San Francisco sustainable livingJoin one of the best events in SF this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for all you need for sustainable living. appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

San Francisco’s new ‘sustainable’ air terminal

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Inspired by San Francisco ‘s historic Ferry Building , T2 offers a food marketplace that showcases restaurants from Food Network host and Bay Area-based chef Tyler Florence and Iron Chef Cat Cora , as well as notable Bay Area vendors serving locally sourced, organic menu items. San Francisco’s new ‘sustainable’ air terminal is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | Green Travel News |.

San Francisco is First US City to Ban Styrofoam

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San Francisco yet again proves itself to be one of the most progressive cities in the US when it comes to waste by banning all styrofoam and polystyrene. The post San Francisco is First US City to Ban Styrofoam appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Activism Pollution Recycling polystyrene San Francisco styrofoam

San Francisco to install 5000 electric car chargers

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact San Francisco to install 5,000 electric car chargers 15 August 10 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | T he electric car has found a welcoming home in the San Francisco Bay Area.

San Francisco: sailing to the most sustainable America’s Cup ever

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With more than 5 million visitors from around the world expected in San Francisco for the drama of the America's Cup 2013, both the city and organizers of the sailing world's most prestigious event are promising it will be the greenest in its history—and as cutting edge in sustainability practice and education as the sleek, high-tech craft that will vie for the coveted cup. San Francisco: sailing to the most sustainable America’s Cup ever is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

MVRDVs Mission Rock tower breaks ground in San Francisco

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Construction has broken ground on an MVRDV -designed building at San Francisco’s Mission Rock, a multi-phase masterplan that will transform nearly 30 acres of asphalt into a sustainably minded, mixed-use neighborhood and community hub.

Yerba Buena is a new, green island community in San Francisco Bay

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Yerba Buena Island, a ‘secret’ island of parks, open green spaces and beachfront, offers one of the most spectacular views across the San Francisco Bay. Yerba Buena was the original name of the settlement that became known as San Francisco in the 1800s. Yerba Buena is a new, green island community in San Francisco Bay.

San Francisco Bay could make the perfect sea otter habitat

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San Francisco Bay could become the new home to extinction-threatened sea otters, according to a recent report published in PeerJ. San Francisco Bay could make the perfect sea otter habitat.

San Francisco breaks ground on new "Tunnel Tops" national park

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Today, San Francisco has broken ground on “Tunnel Tops,” a new 14-acre national parkland that will span two sections across the top of the Presidio Parkway highway tunnels. Created with input from more than 10,000 community members in the city, the elevated park will be free to access and provide dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the bay, the Presidio and the San Francisco skyline.

New Eco-bus Showcased in San Francisco

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A new eco-friendly, intelligent bus was on display in San Francisco this month as part of the Connected Urban Development Conference – a conference focused on the future of cities. The bus, developed by technology company Cisco, will be on trial for a 12 month pilot program, and should that test period prove successful, San Francisco is likely to add several of the connected buses to its hybrid fleet, which currently stands at 86 vehicles.

Soon Humans Will Rent Patches Of Land In A Public San Francisco Park

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This detail would even feel heavy-handed in a novel about a dystopian future ruled by the libertarian tech elite, but here you go: in San Francisco’s Dolores Park, people will be able to reserve chunks of the park as part of a two-month pilot program by the Recreation and Parks Department.

All the Fun Pix from Fashion Revolution Day San Francisco!

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While thousands of events recognizing the day were going on the world over, in San Francisco, I joined a “fash mob” which walked through the streets on a busy Sunday. We have such an abundant fashion community here in the San Francisco Bay area dedicated to sustainable innovation and ethical sourcing.” The post All the Fun Pix from Fashion Revolution Day San Francisco!

San Francisco Vegan Drinks (Video)

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video YouTube event vegan san franciscoLast night I attended my first SF Vegan Drinks hosted by VegNews and VeganSaurus and had a blast. Not only way the company great (Robert Cheeke was in town!) but I got to use my new camera. And when I say new, I mean it was gifted to me less than 2 hours before the event (thanks to my incredible boyfriend Owen). What perfect timing - I got to test out my camera on some internally and externally beautiful people!

Chevron spills 600 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay

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An oil spill at Chevron’s oil refinery in Richmond, California has dumped approximately 600 gallons of petroleum into the San Francisco Bay. Read more from the original source: Chevron spills 600 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay. The spill is believed to have started at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, only to be noticed at 3 p.m. The leak was eventually contained at about 4:30 p.m., and cleanup is ongoing.

Veg Speed Dating at San Francisco's Millenium Restaurant

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Check out my video from the Berkeley event: Details on SF Vegan Speed Dating: - Website - Sept 25th at 4pm - Millennium: 580 Geary Street San Francisco, California 94102 - Complimentary appetizers - All ticket purchasers will receive a $10 GC from Allison's Gourmet - Limited to 30 people (15 men and 15 women) - Ages 21-40 - Early bird price until Sept 3rd Act fast - tickets are selling like vegan hot cakes! event vegan san francisco vegetarian

Portland, Seattle, San Francisco.

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I'm about to head to Portland and San Francisco for the first time! Afterwards I'm taking a roadtrip back to Los Angeles, stopping in San Francisco and a some other places along the way (like the Azna Gluten Free bakery). San Francisco: Greens Restaurant Herbivore - The Earthly Grill Maggie Mudd (did an interview with them at WorldFest ). And also to Seattle for the second time, but it will be my first experience at the VegFest.

San Francisco's “green aquarium” boosts shark research

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact San Francisco’s “green aquarium” boosts shark research 31 August 10 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | T he Aquarium of the Bay now has a massive Sevengill Shark swimming in its midst as part of to its ongoing shark research program.

San Francisco Makes Composting Mandatory

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The city of San Francisco recently passed a law requiring composting. Seattle also requires composting but unlike Seattle, those who do not compost in San Francisco will be fined. San Francisco is hoping this new law will aid in the city eliminating all waste in landfills by 2020. The law, passed by a 9-2 margin by the Board of Supervisors, is the strictest such law in the nation.

Meet the urban planner responsible for San Francisco’s car-free Market Street

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Downtown San Francisco is putting pedestrians first by turning the 2-mile Market Street, a major hub for the city, into a completely car-free space. Related: Perkins and Will designs modular, affordable housing for the homeless Inhabitat caught up with urban planner and developer Geeti Silwal from the San Francisco branch of design firm Perkins and Will. Inhabitat: The plan to make San Francisco’s Market Street car-free was 10 years in the making.

Urban Air Market in San Francisco: Over 130 Sustainable, Local, Brilliant Artisans (This Sunday!)

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San Francisco, CA 94102. This September, as other cities are cooling down, San Francisco is warming up for Urban Air Market ‘s return to the block where it all began: Hayes Valley. This FREE sustainable design festival will take place at the epicenter of San Francisco’s most fashionable neighborhood (at Hayes St. The post Urban Air Market in San Francisco: Over 130 Sustainable, Local, Brilliant Artisans (This Sunday!)

New Alternatives Cafe in San Francisco Hosts Earth Gift Sale

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New Alternatives Cafe in San Francisco Hosts Earth Gift Sale on Friday, Dec. KanwaMinerals.com, a leading online site where health-conscious consumers go to shop for high-quality, chemical-free natural skin and wellness products, will hold a special holiday gift show at San Francisco’s New Alternatives Café on Dec.

San Francisco’s plastic ban sends seismic wave around the world

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Last March, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to pass a bottle-banning ordinance – quickly signed into law by Mayor Edwin M. “San Francisco might have done it just a little bit to make every other American city look even worse,” wrote Eve Andrews in Grist. And San Francisco Bay is the largest estuary on America’s Pacific Coast.

Video: Spork-Fed Vegan Cookbook Launch at VegNews in San Francisco

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Last night I attended the Spork-Fed vegan cookbook launch at VegNews in San Francisco and had a blast. video YouTube event vegan san francisco bookI know the Spork Foods sisters (Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg) from Los Angeles and it was great to see them, especially after everyone has been raving about their new book.

Earth Day San Francisco Festival 2011 Co-Creating Solutions Now!

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 2011: New on the Earth Day scene this year is Earth Day SF, a free public event focused on helping our community take action steps toward creating eco-sustainable solutions to our local and global ecological challenges. Meet in person, Native American Chaske Spencer, Star in the film The Twilight Saga bringing his own cause to Earth Day San Francisco.

San Francisco Now Has Its Own Natural Beauty Store: Credo Beauty

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in San Francisco. Luckily, I will be visiting San Francisco in a few weeks. The post San Francisco Now Has Its Own Natural Beauty Store: Credo Beauty appeared first on Eco-Chick. Health Is Beauty Beauty credo credo beauty eco friendly healthy natural natural products san francisco startup sustainable

LEED-seeking apartments house formerly homeless families in San Francisco

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David Baker Architects has completed 222 Taylor, an affordable housing complex in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Located in the heart of San Francisco, 222 Taylor replaces a surface parking lot with a mixed-use building comprising ground-level retail as well as studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units on the upper floors. Read more here: LEED-seeking apartments house formerly homeless families in San Francisco.

Something Green: A New Wedding Experience At The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

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The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco has unveiled a new Green weddings package designed to add environmental mindfulness to the wedding experience and to provide an exclusive “Shopping with the Chef” farm-to-market experience for brides or their wedding planners. The result will be a uniquely fresh, seasonal reception menu that shows off the best of San Francisco’s regional and organic ingredients as harvested directly before the wedding and hand-selected by the bride and chef together.

San Francisco artist embosses sand with beautiful ‘Earthscape paintings'

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Pratima Kalra: No matter how abstract the world of art is or how metaphorically we interpret it; it always manages to inspire us and awe us. For landscape artist Andres Amador, his art is a way of expressing the realities of human experiences through patterns engraved on beach sands. His impermanent sand designs, cover enormous stretches on the beach and often get washed away within seconds of being photographed.

Videos: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau Speaks At 2011 San Francisco Veg Fest

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On World Vegetarian Day 2011 (October 1st) I attended the San Francisco Veg Festival, which was a really lovely event despite its small size. video YouTube event vegan san franciscoThe highlight was easily a talk by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau , a well known vegan author, speaker and all around advocate. After all the buzz around her talk at the Vida Vegan Bloggers Conference in Portland, I knew I had to record her SF lecture so I could share it with you.

Q&A: Where to Buy Tofu in Bulk in San Francisco

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QandA vegan shopping san francisco eco-vegan organic tofu plastic-freeQuestion: Do you know where in SF or East Bay I can buy organic tofu that isn't wrapped in plastic? Asian markets sell tofu in bulk bins but they're likely not organic. I've asked Hodo Tofu and they don't offer that option in stores. If you have any leads, please let me know. Trying to cut down on my plastic waste. Mary Answer: The only place I know that has for sure it is Rainbow Grocery in the Mission.

San Francisco library boasts a green roof and LEED Gold status

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When Hacker Architects redesigned a historic, 1969 branch library in the southeastern Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco in 2013, the firm wanted to make sure that the building continued to serve as an educational and communal space for the area.

Fashion Revolution Day 2016: San Francisco’s “Fash Mob” Takes Over Union Square!

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We marched in the Fashion Revolution Day action in San Francisco and drew attention to Fast Fashion’s destructive ways. On April 24, 2016, the three-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, San Francisco ethical brands and fashionistas put on a flash catwalk in the city’s shopping hub, Union Square. The post Fashion Revolution Day 2016: San Francisco’s “Fash Mob” Takes Over Union Square!

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A Colder Winter for San Francisco?

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Colder temperatures in fall and winter draws friends and families to the warmth of the fireplace, but maybe not in San Francisco anymore–not on nights with high smog pollution, at least. A new proposed ban on wood burning fires on high smog days in the San Francisco Bay area highlights a surprising source of air pollution. Currently, Sacramento County, the San Joaquin Valley and some Bay Area cities already have similar bans in place.

What the urban exodus in San Francisco bodes for car dependency and public transit

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What the urban exodus in San Francisco bodes for car dependency and public transit Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 08/19/2020 – 01:45 For someone living in San Francisco for over a decade, the latest numbers showing an exodus from the notoriously hard-to-live-in city are jaw-dropping. But anecdotal evidence suggests that former San Francisco residents are fleeing for the suburbs and even more rural areas in the state.

Century-old building is reborn as a LEED Platinum home in San Francisco

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When architect Jonathan Feldman of Feldman Architecture began remodeling his home in San Francisco in the early 2010s, the growing green building movement in the city inspired him to turn his residence — dubbed ‘The Farm’ after its overgrown backyard — into a testing ground and laboratory for sustainable design. Century-old building is reborn as a LEED Platinum home in San Francisco.

Cool, California ranch house in San Francisco is a sustainable gem

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San Francisco-based firm Malcolm Davis Architecture has managed to combine the cool vibe of Cali design with the energy-saving principles of sustainable living. Cool, California ranch house in San Francisco is a sustainable gem. Their latest design is a modern ranch home that was built using reclaimed materials and boasts several active and passive strategies that reduce the home’s environmental impact.