San Francisco nonprofit, city partnering to redistribute Super Bowl party food leftovers to the hungry

Posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 by

Super Bowl celebrations bring lots of big parties, and big parties usually mean lots of food wasted. But in San Francisco, officials are hoping to change that. The nonprofit Food Runners San Francisco is working with the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee to make sure the food leftover from large events is quickly distributed to […]

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2015 REPORT ON LEGISLATION RELATED TO FOOD AND FARMING

Posted on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 by

Check out this report from the california food policy council on up to date legislation for state water quality, rising hunger, warming climate, and crisis levels of obesity and poverty.

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Hands On Urban Composting Workshop- SF

Posted on Saturday, November 28th, 2015 by

Always wanted to compost but need a little direction? Garden for the Environment, located on Lawton street in San Francisco, offers just that; a free, hands on class that teaches methods for backyard and worm composting for home and community gardens.  “Come learn what you can do to improve your garden and prevent organic waste […]

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Live in SF? Get a free kitchen compost pail!

Posted on Saturday, November 28th, 2015 by

Free Compost Pail here 😛 After moving to San Francisco from Berkeley, the first thing I did the next morning was grab the French press to brew some much needed coffee to tackle the perilous day of unpacking I had ahead of me. Unfortunately, when I went to compost my coffee grounds, I found I had […]

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You Can Compost Human Waste!

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by

Oceans of sewage. Tapped-out water sources. Ever-costlier fertilizers. A flurry of recent studies warn of resource scarcity for the world’s cities. Fortunately, a growing legion of urban dwellers think the nutrients and water in their toilets are too valuable to flush away. From Boston to San Francisco, city dwellers are taking the “waste” out of […]

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On The Way To Zero Waste: SF Celebrates Garbage Landmark

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by

The city of San Francisco is diverting 80 percent of all its waste away from landfills, Mayor Ed Lee announced today. Working with the city’s Department of the Environment and Recology, the city’s garbage collector, Lee has been pushing residents, businesses and industry to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost in an effort to create a […]

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San Francisco Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by

The San Francisco Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance (No. 100-09) is a local municipal ordinance requiring all persons located in San Francisco to separate their recyclables, compostables and landfilled trash and to participate in recycling and composting programs. Passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2009, it became the first local municipal ordinance […]

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The San Francisco Zero Waste Strategy

Posted on Monday, November 9th, 2015 by

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cEQSfa64Hk

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Composting Yard Trimmings and Municipal Solid Waste

Posted on Sunday, November 8th, 2015 by

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Compost leaders discuss whether plastics are worth the headache

Posted on Sunday, November 8th, 2015 by

By Jared Paben, Resource Recycling October 13, 2015 Allowing compostable plastic bags in a food scraps collection program can address the “yuck factor” and bring in more material, but be ready to sort them out, experts said. “There’s a trade-off,” said Jack Macy of the San Francisco Department of the Environment. “You get more food […]

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