From food to clothes to countertops, the things we buy and materials we use take a tremendous amount of natural resources. The extraction and use of oil, gas, minerals, and water required to make all our stuff can cause a wide range of damage to our climate system. In order to fully understand our impact on the climate, we look at the products we consume and how and where these things were made. SF Environment works with other partners such as the University of California, the University of Colorado and Green Cities California to create alternative carbon footprints to help us minimize our climate impact.
San Francisco is habitat for 800,000 people – meeting needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry and green buildings, helping residents and businesses harness environmental opportunities.