San Francisco is known as the city by the bay, but just across that bay sit two petrochemical refineries that spew harmful particulate matter and contribute to severe lung and heart disease in nearby communities. Fortunately, after years of advocacy by environmental justice … [Read more...] about California’s Bay Area is cracking down on refinery pollution
Zero waste stores make it easier to green up your grocery routine, but if you don’t live near one, it can be difficult to navigate packaging-free shopping. This is why Zuleyka Strasner created Zero Grocery, the US’s first plastic-free online grocery. Founded in 2018, the … [Read more...] about Zero Grocery lets you shop waste-free without leaving your home
As you may have seen in the news, attacks on Asian Americans are on the rise this year. One particular video from Oakland’s Chinatown drew demands for action after it depicted a 91-year-old man being shoved to the ground in the city. Unfortunately, the perpetrators of the … [Read more...] about These chefs are using dumplings to bridge racial divides in the Bay Area
While building more permanent supportive housing is key to solving the Bay Area’s homelessness crisis, such development projects typically require a long permitting process. This means that it can take years for people experiencing homelessness to find a lasting … [Read more...] about This company rapidly builds modular homes for the homeless
Working from home has become the norm in the San Francisco Bay Area, leading to a sizable drop in greenhouse gas emissions. Because of this, the Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission has voted to move forward with a proposal to require people at large, office-based … [Read more...] about Telecommuting can slash emissions. Should it be required?