Tag Archives: environment

Exclusive: Key pollution control program is disabled in SF Muni’s newest, costliest, ‘greenest’ hybrid buses

In 1987, the Board of Supervisors passed legislation urging Muni “to take certain steps to minimize air-pollutant emissions,” and get workers trained “in the latest emissions-reduction techniques.” Fine words. But, in 1996, representatives from the San Francisco budget analyst’s office staked out bus yards in the wee hours and observed Muni employees idling diesel coaches for up to four-and-a-half hours;...

Dolores Park “Eco Pop-Up” Deemed Successful

To mark America Recycles Day (yes, that’s a thing and yes, it’s today), Rec and Park announced that the Eco Pop-Up at Dolores Park has been successfully diverting the majority of waste produced in the park away from landfills and will return in spring. The Eco Pop-Up consists of several large recycling, compost and trash dumpsters at the Dolores Street...

Driscoll’s Mortuary’s Eco Friendly Make-over

Situated in a building that will have witnessed the passing of a century this year, it is no wonder that Driscoll’s Valencia St. Serra Mortuary is in need of a little bit of work. The historic mortuary – which houses four chapels and two reception rooms at 1465 Valencia – was taken over by Dan Duggan and his family in...
Image shows four stills from the film Ode to California.

Film Festival Brings Surfing and Conservation to the Mission

The Mission District may be several miles from the ocean, but this evening the Save the Waves Film Festival will bring the two together with a handful of short films on subjects loosely themed around surfing, the marine environment and conservation. The films range from four to 25 minutes long and are as varied as the ocean itself. Big-wave surfers...