I’m guessing some of you might share my distaste for the once-a-year gaga over the Earth, especially when it takes the form of NBC changing its logo color or Chevron touting its environmental record. I’m not saying we shouldn’t be thinking about cutting greenhouse gases or leaving the car at home to walk, bike, or […]
Families urge city leaders to say "crash" not "accident" at this year's World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Thanks to Livable City Executive Director Tom Radulovich for this photo from earlier today Mayor Gavin Newsom sure knows how to milk a press conference when it suits his needs and beefs up his image. My favorite has been all the press attention he got for announcing a proposal for the one of the world’s […]
Block parties change lives. When neighbors reclaim their street for a day and turn it into a car-free social space, all types of folks come out. Children run freely and neighbors who have been strangers for 20 years meet at last. Culture changes in an instant: Streets become safer, social ties strengthen, neighbors are happier […]
The issues Earth Day calls us to pay attention to have not changed much since 1970. And the fight to hold polluters accountable is a long, long way from being won.
For the fifth year, San Francisco’s transportation system will absorb one of its largest floods of travelers when 65,000 daily attendees descend upon Golden Gate Park this weekend for the three-day Outside Lands music festival. With festival goers traveling from near and far, promoters have tried each year to curb the number of people arriving […]