June 2012 Newsletter

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New This Week

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Make Your Own Zero Waste Sign
Make your own compost, recycling, and landfill signs with our new Signmaker tool! Got left-over pizza? Old CDs? Take-out containers? Pick images of food scraps, paper products and plastics. In less than 30 seconds, you can create a customized sign for your home or workplace. Make your sign >

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SF Environment Honors Local Schools with Environmental Excellence Awards
On May 1st at the School Award Ceremony at City Hall, SF Environment honored George Peabody Elementary School, Tenderloin Community School, James Lick Middle School, and Mission High School. Supervisor Scott Wiener made a special appearance as did SF Environment
's kids' mascot Phoebe the Phoenix. More >

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Expanding San Francisco’s EV Charging Infrastructure
SF Environment is taking new steps to promote the use of electric vehicles by helping EV drivers avoid "range anxiety
" with the knowledge that they can find a charger away from home. Beginning this June, SF Environment's Clean Air & Transportation program will bring the total number of charging stations installed by the city to nearly 90. More >

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Spring into Action: Safer Cleaning for the Home
Spring is the time we open our windows to let in the fresh air. Spring cleaning is also a great opportunity to think about reducing our exposure to chemicals. Considering we spend 90% of our day indoors, the air we breathe in our home, workplace, or school is especially important to our health. More >

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Shedding Some Light on the SF Commercial Lighting Ordinance
If you own a commercial building in San Francisco, you probably already know about the Commercial Lighting Ordinance, which requires that fluorescent lighting in non-residential commercial buildings meet a specific efficiency standard. The SF Energy Watch program can help you comply with the Commercial Lighting Ordinance by offering financial and technical assistance. More >