San Francisco is home to a wealth of sustainable initiatives and organizations, and I’d say we pride ourselves on waving our green flag as high and as often as possible. In many ways, you can even trace much of the modern environmental movement back to three San Francisco bay area ladies who helped change the course of the San Francisco bay and kept the Army Corps of Engineers from turning it into a wasteland of its former self.
Above is a screenshot from the website. I’d encourage you to check it out and see what kind of interesting green initiatives are going on in San Francisco. Given how much awareness there already is about sustainability in San Francisco, I’m not sure how useful this site will be for the city in the long run. But if it helps connect one person with a community garden, inspires one person to start a new program, or otherwise has some small affect, then I would say that certainly no harm has been done and that it is a good thing in the overall scheme of things!
While we are on the topic of green, I’m curious about how important “green” features are when you are considering the purchase of a home? Are sustainable building features nice to haves? must haves? You’ll be happy to have them but won’t pay extra? And of all the sustainable features that are available, which are most important to you? Do solar panels increase what you would pay for a home, or would you just be happy to have a home with solar? Share your thoughts on it all in the comments below, I look forward to hearing your thoughts.