June 2013 Newsletter

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Local Organizations Take on Zero Waste
SF Environment has awarded over $800,000 to ten local organizations to help further the City’s goal of achieving zero waste by the year 2020. Learn about the diverse strategies they will use to promote zero waste while funding green jobs and providing employment for San Francisco residents. More >

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Test Drive the Latest EVs to Hit the Road!
Are you interested in purchasing an electric vehicle, but don’t know where to start? This Saturday, June 8, head down to the San Francisco Public Library for a workshop and street fair highlighting the latest advancements in plug-in electric vehicles.More >

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The Bayview is Abuzz about Recycling & Composting
SF Environment has launched an outreach campaign in the Bayview to talk to residents about zero waste. The effort, which includes knocking on the doors of all 8,000 single-family homes in the community, is being led by its residents.More >

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Gear up for the Foggy Season with Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Energy efficiency upgrades can help lower your energy bill during San Francisco's cool summer months. Residents are eligible for up to $4,500 in rebates for home energy upgrades such as installing an energy efficient furnace, adding insulation, and installing high-efficiency windows. More >

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Get a Free Ride Home for Personal or Family Emergencies
The Emergency Ride Home Program provides employees of San Francisco businesses a free ride home in case of an unexpected personal emergency. All employees who have shared a ride, taken the bus, biked, or walked to work are eligible. Make sure your employer registers for the program by June 30. More >

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Jefferson Elementary Wins Award for Sustainable Transportation
Last week, Jefferson Elementary was awarded the "Poolest School" in San Francisco for its commitment to taking green trips to school. The award was presented as part of the Ready, Set, SchoolPool campaign, which encourages families to walk, bike, take transit, or carpool to school.More >