August 2012 Newsletter

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New This Week

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On the Path to the Blue Greenway
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a grant award of $600,000 for brownfields assessment and green job training in the Bayview and Hunters Point neighborhoods. These assessments are a key step in the cleanup of contaminated sites and the development of green open space along the proposed route of the Blue Greenway, a 13-mile waterfront corridor that will run along the city
's southeastern shoreline. More >

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Zero Waste Grant Recipients Announced
Meet Department of the Environment's zero waste grantees for the 2012-2013 grant cycle. These San Francisco nonprofits are finding creative ways to divert waste from our landfill, through reuse, repair, education, and other surprising solutions.More >

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Pedal Power
Our new electric cargo bicycle has arrived and we are riding in style to community events around the city. Take a peak at our newest addition to the outreach team and find out how we are leading by example, on wheels! Meet our new electric cargo bike at an event near you. More >

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The Great Race for Clean Air is On!
The race is on between Bay Area employers to reduce pollution and improve air quality. Participate in the Great Race for Clean Air and change your commute to work. This fall, commuters will participate by ridesharing, vanpooling, biking, walking or riding transit. More >

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Partnership Opportunities at Our New Space on 1455 Market
The Department of the Environment is moving! We are actively seeking partners to help showcase the latest materials and technologies in energy efficiency and green building in our new EcoCenter and office space. More >

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Get Comfortable with Energy Savings
Receive up to $5,000 in rebates to increase your home's comfort, energy efficiency and indoor air quality with a home energy upgrade More >