San Francisco Department of the Environment

April is Climate Action Month

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Covid can’t stop climate action. Join the San Francisco community for a variety of events, activities, and workshops during the third annual Climate Action Month. Explore virtual opportunities (and a few Covid-safe outdoor ones) that support and celebrate our environment, our families, and our communities. Together, we can make a powerful and lasting impact.


Join an EventGive Support, Get Support | Read, Watch, Listen |
Youth & Families | Take Action Everyday | SF Climate Action Plan


Join an Event 

Take action for the environment: register for inspiring and empowering weekly events in April. Save your spot! 

Featured Events

April 16: 健康住宅 (Healthy Homes Workshop in Cantonese) 
April 17: Climate Change, The Top 10 Things You Should Know in San Francisco
April 22: SF Youth Climate Summit
April 22: Everything You Should Know About Home Energy in 30 Minutes
April 23: Hogares Saludables (Healthy Homes Workshop in Spanish)
April 24: Edible Food Recovery During COVID-19
April 29: After Dark Online: Forever Chemicals

Full list of Climate Action Month events >

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Give Support, Get Support

During the pandemic, our vulnerable communities and local businesses need our help most. Support, donate, or volunteer with an organization in need.
Support SF Green Businesses
Donate to COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund (SFGov)
Volunteer & Donate (SFGov)
Zero Interest Business Microloan for Energy-Saving Upgrades (BayREN/Mission Asset Fund)

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Read, Watch, Listen 

Dive into educational and inspirational books, films, and more. Explore the list of curated recommendations by Department of the Environment staff and our network of partner organizations.

Full list of recommendations >

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Youth and Family Activities

Connect children with nature using educational resources, games, and activities.

Get Outside

Connect to Nature Every Day (San Francisco Children and Nature)
Fun Family Walks in Your Neighborhood (Walk SF)
Neighborhood Nature Walks (Nature in the City)
Sensory Nature Scavenger Hunt (National Audubon Society)
iNaturalist (California Academy of Sciences & National Geographic)
Merlin Bird Identification (Cornell University)

Create

Kids Crafts that Bring the National Parks Home (Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy)
Craft Projects at Home (Museum of Craft and Design)
Grow your own Avocado Tree (Avoseedo)
Crafts with Artist Alison Farrell (San Francisco Public Library)

Read

Señorita Mariposa by Ben Gundersheimer (Spanish/English)
Recycling Day by Edward Miller (English)
The Hike by Alison Farrell (English)

Bring Nature Home

Museum from Home (California Academy of Sciences)
National Parks Virtual Tour (Google)
Outdoor Education from Home (Green Schoolyard America)
Experience a Nature Boost: Every Kid Outdoors (SF Public Library)

Take a Virtual Tour

Recology Transfer Station Virtual Tour
Recology Compost Virtual Tour
Garden for the Environment Virtual Tour

Curriculum

Food to Flowers Box (K-5)
Water Resilience Box (K-5)
Our Common Future Box (6-12)
30 Days of Eco Learning (Turning Green Classroom)

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Take Action Everyday

Tips, tricks, and resources to live healthier, save money, and support the environment everyday.

Restore & Connect with Nature

Discover wild places in your neighborhood
Grow local native plants at home
Try out the San Francisco Plant Finder
Help Protect our Pollinators
Learn about nature in San Francisco

Waste Nothing, Live Healthier

Reduce your waste
Learn what goes where (SFRecycles)
Use safer disinfectants during the pandemic
Cook, store food, and shop sustainably
13 tips for creating a healthy home
Safely dispose of toxic household products

Travel Sustainably

Learn about street safety with SF Bicycle Coalition
Get around sustainably in San Francisco
Walk or bike down a Slow Street near you (SFMTA)
Essential Worker Ride Home program
Stay up to date with Muni’s COVID-19 Core Service Plan (SFMTA)

Save Energy and Money

Upgrade to 100% renewable energy at home (CleanPowerSF)
Make your home more energy efficient
Get rebates to make your home more comfortable and save energy and money (BayREN Home+ Program)
Get money back on purchases of energy efficient home appliances (PG&E Marketplace)
Discover the benefits of driving electric

Create a Personal Climate Action Plan

Calculate your carbon footprint and set personal goals by using My Climate Action Plan (MyCAP), a tool created by the Business Council on Climate Change (BC3) in collaboration with Trello and Cool Climate Network.

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