Achieving sustainability, as both the City and County of San Francisco, began when the United Nations Conference on International Organizational met from April 25, 1945 to June 26, 1945, at the War Memorial Opera House and Veterans Building across from

We are living in a time of existential threat from climate change. Snow pack around the world is measured in inches rather than yards. Torrential “rain bombs” wreak havoc on crops and cities. Rising seas flood our coastal cities, creating

How positive or dire is our future? Will we live the next decades with worsening outlooks on our health and the remaining clean natural resources we share? These are not new questions, but as global warming becomes an increasing cause

One of my favorite stories (and I have many) is of the disoriented English traveler in colonial India who, after walking in circles for several hours, asks a native passerby how one gets to Delhi. To the Englishman’s bafflement, the

Disrupting the business strategy of large corporations, sustainable startups are a force of innovation and ingenuity in the startup scene. The past decade has seen the tremendous growth of startup ecosystems globally but U.S. cities like San Francisco continue to

As the only city in the world with a robust and growing number of climate-beneficial restaurants, San Francisco is trailblazing a globally scalable model to solve climate change through food. The Bay Area is leading the way toward a food

Home to global leaders in the design, construction and operation of sustainable architecture, San Francisco’s green building policy has always been focused on finding the balance between present needs and future resources. Their Sustainable City initiative is dedicated to the

What do we mean by a liveable city? Perhaps the sum of the factors that add up to a community's quality of life: housing options, decent jobs, robust neighborhoods, mobility, vibrant public spaces, and affordability. But really, couldn’t that apply

Each year, around 30 to 40 percent of food in the United States goes to waste. On a global scale, about one-third of produce is wasted annually. While about 815 million individuals are living in hunger, poor harvesting practices can

The scale and speed of displacement often combine to become what seems to be an unstoppable wave, with an inevitable outcome. When you mix six-figure earners with an affinity for a neighborhood that was long the welcoming hub for Latino

San Francisco is often said to be a food mecca in the United States, as famous for its restaurants as it is for the Golden Gate Bridge. As an environmentally-conscious city, San Francisco has taken steps to ensure that their

Editors Note: This article is a collaboration between Fair Trade USA and Impakter Magazine. In 2016, Wholesum Harvest, a family-owned tomato farm in Nogales, Arizona, made headlines when it announced its status as the very first Fair Trade Certified™ farm in the

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