SFBC Rec Ride: Solar Systems

"See electric and hot water systems at residential and commercial sites.
Hear how one resident organized her neighborhood block to go solar
together. TransitionSF and the San Francisco Permaculture Guild are
leading these Transition Tours showcasing local efforts that create
community and support both the environment and economy."

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