San Francisco has long taken seriously its goal to become the greenest city in the US. It started when then-Director for the San Francisco Department of Environment Jared Blumenfeld crafted a slate of environmental ordinances in 2009 designed to get the city to zero waste by 2020. It appears now that San Francisco is on-track.
This month, the city of Austin added curbside composting.
GreenMarketingTV talks with San Francisco Department of the Environment’s Jared Blumenfeld about the ambitious sustainability goals for the city, which include:
- Zero Waste by 2020
- A Ban on Plastic Bags
- Elimination of Worst Pesticides
- All Buildings Follow LEED-Gold Standard
- Renewable Energy Tax Credits for Homeowners
- Affordable Energy Audits for Business
- Citywide Composting and Recycling