July 2012 Newsletter

Friday, June 29, 2012

New This Week

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How to Get a Spot in a Community Garden -- Without a Wait!
Community gardens are some of San Francisco's most beloved public spaces, as evidenced by the long waiting lists for getting a garden plot. While it can take months or years to get a spot in one of the City's standard allotment-based gardens, several community gardens throughout the city don't have waitlists More >

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California's First Healthy Nail Salon Program
San Francisco is the first City in the state that is taking action to protect nail salon workers and residents across the city. SF Environment has launched a program to help local nail salons implement safer practices, choose safer products and highlight them for their efforts. More >

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Zero Waste Your Way Through Summer
Check out upcoming festivals and volunteer days and learn how to reduce waste through easy zero waste tips. San Francisco's goal is to reach zero waste by the year 2020, and we're counting on you to help us get there.Find out how >

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SF Environment is Hiring!
We need your help to get the word out that over the next week up to 21 jobs will be listed on our job announcement page. Teams that are hiring include: Energy Efficiency, Toxics Reduction, Green Building, Clean Transportation, Outreach and Communication, School Education, and 4 paid internships. More details will be available when the positions are officially posted on our website and our LinkedIn company page. Follow us at LinkedIn, and please forward this email on! More >

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Green & Blue Awards for City Leadership in Sustainability
The Green & Blue Awards celebrate outstanding accomplishments and leadership in the field of sustainability by City staff and departments. This annual event is part of the Departmental Climate Action Plan program, with award categories reflective of each environmental area covered in the climate action plans. Meet the winners >

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SF Environment on the Move
In addition to its many sustainability awards, another testament to SF Environment's success is the increase in the number of staff from 65 to 115 in just a few short years. SF Environment will be bringing the department's offices into one central location at 1455 Market Street. More >