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Location San Francisco, California

This article focuses on information specific to San Francisco community action. Please see our Resources USA page for a national overview, CASwiki resources page for a global overview.

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

San Francisco

San Francisco is known as one of the greenest cities in the world and is known as a leader in the sustainable energies movement in the United States. The city of San Francisco is one of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the country, yet still manages to reduce its waste and carbon emissions due to its implementation of energy efficient programs in recycling, public transport, and air quality. Through it's political output and community cooperation, the city has set a blueprint for the rest of the country to follow.[1]

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Events[edit | edit source]

Regular events

San Francisco Green Drinks, 1st Tuesday of Every Month

Sunday Streets: Introduced in 2008, Sunday Streets aims to promote public health and community participation by closing a series of streets on automobile traffic on selected Sundays throughout the year. In 2014, there were nine events. The events allow residents to bicycle, skate, run, walk, do yoga, or just people-watch in public spaces normally devoted to automobiles.[2]

April: Earth Day San Francisco

2015

May 14 San Francisco Bay Area's 21st annual Bike to Work Day

May 28 - June 3 San Francisco Green Film Festival (Wikipedia): According to the festival's official website, the San Francisco Green Film Festival's mission is "to educate and connect communities through forward-thinking programs of environmental films and discussions."

2014

May 8 San Francisco's Bike to Work Day, (Wikipedia): San Francisco's Bike to Work Day, held in May of each year, aims to encourage commuters to try bicycling as a healthy alternative means of getting to work by organizing groups of cyclists to ride together starting from various neighborhoods, matching new bicycle commuters with more experienced "Bike Buddies", and providing free snacks and coffee at "Energizer Stations" along the busiest routes. Bike to Work Day raises awareness of cycling as a form of transportation, as bicycle have far outnumbered automobiles on the main commercial street, Market Street, during commuting hours on Bike to Work Day in recent years.

Community resources[edit | edit source]

  • San Francisco Community Land Trust (SFCLT), membership-based, nonprofit organization whose mission is to create permanently affordable, resident-controlled housing for low- to moderate-income people in San Francisco through community ownership of the land

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

DataSF, the City and County of San Francisco's official open data portal

Maps[edit | edit source]

Cycling: Regional BikeMapper, 511.org - San Francisco Bike Map & Walking Guide

Sustainable energy: San Francisco Solar Map

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References[edit | edit source]

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