Efforts to Address Climate Change in San Francisco


Researched, written, and produced by:
Bobby Conte Thornton, Amrit Khalsa, Lucas Todd, Spring 2010
Phoebe Winn, Aaron Garfinkel, and Evan Tomlinson Weintraub, Spring 2009



The purpose of this section is to address the city of San Francisco's actions regarding climate change with a focus on current and future programs and their goals. Information is contained here for the purpose of assessing our City's policies: their effectiveness and how they compare to other cities' programs in order to determine how successful our actions are in mitigating the effects of global warming. We have compiled facts and details on San Francisco's Department of the Environment's emission reduction goals, methane capture projects, green energy work, and other projects for the purpose of decreasing our overall carbon footprint. It is a work in progress, just as the fight against global warming is, and information regarding the various programs (as well as any new ones or ones not included) will be added/expanded by future Greening SF classes.

Background information about the issue of climate change, as it impacts San Francisco
What is San Francisco doing to address climate change?
What else could San Francisco be doing to address climate change?
An interview with Calla Ostrander; Climate Action Coordinator for the Environmental Department of San Francisco
Our evaluation of the effectiveness of the City's efforts around climate change


Background information about the issue of climate change, as it impacts the state / the world
What is the state of California doing to address global climate change?
What is the federal government doing to address global climate change?
An interview with XXXXX, XXXXXXX
Our analysis of which sets of policies or actions are most effective in addressing climate change


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