February 2013 Newsletter

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What's Your Watt?
The What's Your Watt program allows San Francisco residents to check out watt meters from their local San Francisco branch library. Watt meters show you how much energy your household appliances consume, their operating costs, and environmental impact. Once you know how much each device uses, you can tackle each one in turn. More >

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Seven Ways to Green Your Valentine’s Day
Show love for your Valentine and the environment this Valentine’s Day! Check out these resources to help you shop at a green business, get a manicure from a healthy nail salon, find local produce to make dinner, and more.More >

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Lights Out for Birds!
Over 250 species of birds migrate through San Francisco Bay. Most birds migrate at night and can be drawn off course by building lights. Lights Out for Birds is a voluntary program where building owners, managers, and tenants work together to ensure that any and all unnecessary lighting is turned off during Lights Out dates and times. Learn how you can get involved. More >

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SF Environment to award Zero Waste Grant Funding
Are you a nonprofit in San Francisco working on a reuse, composting, recycling, or other zero waste-related project? Consider applying for grant funding to help our city move toward our goal of 100 percent zero waste by 2020! Applications are due March 8th.More >

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Save Even More on Your Sustainable Commute
Federal funding for pre-tax commuter benefits has increased to $245 per month! This means that you are eligible to use even more pre-tax funds from your paycheck for transit or vanpool expenses. Generally, San Francisco commuters who participate save an average of $240 on transit expenses per year.More >

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Get up to $5,000 for a Home Energy Upgrade
San Francisco homeowners: Take a step towards upgrading the comfort, safety and energy efficiency of your home today. Take our online quiz to see if your home is a good fit for a home energy upgrade, and learn how you could be eligible for up to $5,000 to upgrade your home's efficiency. More >

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San Francisco’s Urban Orchard is Growing!
On January 26, Friends of the Urban Forest and SF Environment planted 200 fruit trees at schools, community gardens, and church gardens across San Francisco. San Francisco’s urban orchard reduces carbon emissions and helps us be a more resilient and food-secure city. More >

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We’re Moving!
In January, we held an Open House to celebrate our partners, supporters, Eco Center artists, and all who contributed to our 12 successful years at 11 Grove St. We are looking forward to bringing our offices to 1455 Market Street in March. More >