Green SF

The green movement sweeping the world is also transforming San Francisco from grass roots to rooftop.

San Francisco is green, clean, and organic—the architecture is high-tech and eco-friendly, and the food is excruciatingly fresh and local. Is this the world’s first true 21st-century city. Notably:

  • San Francisco has the largest city-owned solar installation in the country, a 75 kilowatt solar array atop Moscone Center, the City’s princial convention center.
  • The city has pledged to convert 100% of the San Francisco’s taxi fleet to hybrid or alternate fuel vehicle.
  • San Francisco is the first U.S. city to ban plastic shopping bags.
  • San Francisco currently has a 77% recycling rate. The city’s goal was 75% by by 2010 and zero waste by 2020.
  • San Francisco is one of the primary reasons that California has the most green jobs in the country. The city recently passed $100 million worth of bonds to go towards future sustainable work. More than half of area commuters use public transportation.
  • San Francisco earned the title of America’s Least Wasteful City.