Grey2Green + GOP + New Programs!

August 9, 2013

God!… I never thought I would get into Tweeting my thoughts.. Hope I don’t choke on a tweet!

SHARP Community SF




SHARP is stirring up the community pot with new programs!  Soumyaa Kapil Behrens is a Strategic Media Specialist whose work focuses on geo-specific communities and communities engaged with the environment.  This blog launches her work for SHARP, integrating news, member programs, and strategic partnerships in the Sunset Heights area aimed at bolstering the impact SHARP has on the community and creating new ways for members to benefit from SHARP’s philanthropic mission.  Stay tuned for information on local news and views as well as details on SHARP’s exciting new small grants and free space initiatives.  Very exciting times for the Sunset Heights hamlet!



Carla Short, Urban Forester from the Department of Public Works explains the ins and outs of the new Grey2Green sidewalk program that encourages residents to erect small gardens in lieu of concrete in front of their homes and businesses.  The program helps trees that…

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Letters to the Mayor: Chinese Style

November 6, 2012

Letters to the Mayor: Chinese Style.


The “Kezar Gardens and Recycling  Depot” must be saved…. By any measure it is a treasure.

The Tenderloin National Forest

November 6, 2012

It is a shame to choke funds from RecPark…but they continually just convert them into “income producing” entitiels that exclude public use.

Kezar Gardens


Next time you are in the Tenderloin, take a walk through this amazing alley space turned community civic center.  A project over twenty years in the making and an example of what people can do for one another when they get past the fear and the stereotypes.  Congratulations to the Luggage Store on all their efforts, triumphs and obvious success in turning urban blight into urban renewal without gentrification.  We applaud you.

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RETRO WEEK: Richmond Environmental Action

July 27, 2012

RETRO WEEK: Richmond Environmental Action.


..the story of how Recycling came to be “A must do thing” in SF , starting in 1970…..



The Facebook-ization of America…. is a bad omen.

April 23, 2010

Why must a clever person  snag onto the majority of Americans on the web…

Will we not be putty in the guy’s hands?  Did he not steal it from his peers at Harvard?