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

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

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

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

Fifteen years after the Zero Waste Textile initiative started in San Francisco in 2003, the city has diverted 80 percent of all waste generated in the city away from landfill disposal through source reduction, reuse, recycling and composting programs—the highest

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