July 2013 Newsletter

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San Francisco Takes on Climate Adaptation

Last week, President Obama announced a sweeping national climate action plan. The City of San Francisco is acting locally by working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and through the launch of a climate adaptation working group. More >

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Spot a Parakeet Near You

In the late 1980s, bright green, red and yellow parakeets escaped in San Francisco and multiplied on Telegraph Hill. They have since become well-established, with more than 200 visible throughout the city. Learn where you can spot these beautiful birds in San Francisco. More >

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Choose the Safest Sunblock this Summer

With so many different kinds of sunblock on the shelves, choosing the right kind can be a challenge. Follow these guidelines to make sure that your sunblock not only protects your skin, but also contains safer ingredients.
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Local Hotels Go Green

Are you expecting out-of-town guests this summer? Consider recommending a hotel that has been certified under the San Francisco Green Business program. These hotels green their practices in a variety of ways, promoting both environmental and human health. More >

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Green Your 4th of July

Are you planning a barbecue to celebrate the Fourth of July? Check out these tips to zero waste your celebration!
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Join the Sidewalk Garden Project

You can help create sidewalk gardens in San Francisco neighborhoods! Sidewalk gardens take advantage of the natural processes of soils and plants to clean stormwater and beautify sidewalks.
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