About SF Environment
The San Francisco Department of the Environment creates visionary policies and innovative programs that promote social equity, protect human health, and lead the way toward a sustainable future. We put our mission into action by mobilizing communities and providing the resources needed to safeguard our homes, our city, and ultimately our planet.
The past several years, the San Francisco Department of the Environment received many accolades, from being named Climate Action Champions by the White House to receiving a United Nations award for best green building policies of any city in the world. Recently, the department moved to a new office space which achieved LEED Platinum Certification by the US Green Building Council. We envision a future where all buildings are green, all jobs have green components, and sustainability is embedded in everything we do.
Find out how you can get involved, from participating in community events and public meetings to checking out volunteer and job opportunities.
Urban Forestry and Urban Agriculture
School Education Program
Eco Products and Services
Green Business Program
The Environment Commission sets policy for SF Environment and advises the mayor and Board of Supervisors on environmental matters. Appointed by the mayor, the seven-member commission develops policies and programs in recycling, toxics reduction, environmental justice, energy efficiency, commute alternatives, climate change, and the city's urban forest. The Environment Commission has a Policy Subcommittee and an Operations Subcommittee.
Urban Forestry Council
The Urban Forestry Council advises City departments, including the Board of Supervisors and the mayor. Its tasks are to develop a comprehensive urban forest plan; educate the public; develop tree-care standards; identify funding needs, staffing needs, and opportunities for urban forest programs; secure adequate resources for urban forest programs; facilitate coordination of tree-management responsibilities among agencies; and report on the state of the urban forest.
Task Forces, Working Groups, and Initiatives
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
The Board of Supervisors is the legislative branch of the City and County of San Francisco. The Board consists of eleven members. Each member is elected on a non-partisan basis from a district where he or she lives. Visit the San Francisco Board of Supervisors page to read official notices and policies related to the Board of Supervisors and SF Environment.
Contact SF Environment using our Contact form, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 415.355.3700. To reach a specific program or staff member, please refer to our staff directory. SF Environment's mailing address is 1455 Market Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Employment, Volunteering, and Interning
Grants, Requests for Proposal, and Request for Qualification
Department Gift Reports