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photo of habitat restoration in the Presidio, San Francisco

Everyone has an equal right to a healthy and safe environment.


For more than a decade, people have been restoring San Francisco's Tennessee Hollow Watershed – transforming landfilled areas into native creeks, animal habitat, and open green space. 

News & Updates
Mayor Lee Announces Bold New Target of 50% Renewable Energy by 2020

Bike to Work Day May 11, 2017

Zero Waste
How to Recycle & Compost
Recycling & Composting Requirements
Safe Disposal (batteries, fluorescent lights, paint)

Pre-Tax Savings on Your Commute

Energy Incentives & Tips

Toxics & Health
Pest Prevention (less toxic practices)
Nail Salons (nail salons with safer products)
Tips for Healthy Homes

Climate Change
San Francisco's Carbon Footprint (28% below 1990 levels)
0-50-100-Roots: Take action on climate change (everyday actions) 
San Francisco Climate Action Strategy (PDF download)

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