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San Francisco Mayor Offers Commercial Solar Opportunity

Article: San Francisco Mayor Offers Commercial Solar Opportunity

SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 7, 2008 (ENS) – San Francisco’s largest businesses can receive free solar assessments and energy efficiency audits from the San Francisco Department of the Environment when they sign up to become members of the Mayor’s Solar Founders’ Circle. Solar audits by independent experts will help businesses confirm their solar potential and…

San Francisco to Test Drinking Water Security System

Article: San Francisco to Test Drinking Water Security System

SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 9, 2008 (ENS) – Improving the security of U.S. drinking water systems has gathered urgency since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an $8 million grant to San Francisco to help the city develop and evaluate a contamination warning system for its drinking water supply.…

Mayor Newsom Encourages Restaurants to Drop Bottled Water

Article: Mayor Newsom Encourages Restaurants to Drop Bottled Water

SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 21, 2008 (ENS) – Mayor Gavin Newsom was joined Thursday at the Ferry Building by national nonprofit Food & Water Watch and local restaurant leaders who took the opportunity of United Nations’ World Water Day March 22 to follow the city’s lead by replacing bottled water with tap water. In June…

San Francisco Mayor Issues Roadmap to a Greener City

Article: San Francisco Mayor Issues Roadmap to a Greener City

SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 17, 2008 (ENS) – San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Tuesday released SForward, the roadmap to achieve his environmental goal of a 20 percent decrease in emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide below 1990 levels by 2010. The plan also aims to achieve carbon neutrality for city government by 2020. SForward…