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Environmental Milestone: Mayor Celebrates City' Composting Achievements

Mayor Celebrates City' Composting AchievementsMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced San Francisco reached a major environmental milestone last November having collected a million tons of compostable material through Recology’s green bin program, and today, the millionth ton returns to San Francisco to be applied as nutrient-rich compost to fertilize gardens and grow healthy, organic foods.

“San Francisco is leading the way in sustainability policy and this composting achievement is another reason why we are the ‘Greenest City in North America,’” said Mayor Lee. “Recology has been a leading partner for our composting efforts and this is the ultimate full-circle moment in sustainability. Thanks to local community farmers, especially those who volunteer at Alemany Farm, for providing healthy food to our communities, fostering environmental education and promoting green jobs.” Read more.


Neighborhoods Renewal: Mayor Announces Invest in Neighborhoods Initiative

Mayor Announces Invest in Neighborhoods InitiativeMayor Edwin M. Lee today launched his Invest in Neighborhoods Initiative, a renewed effort to marshal City and private sector resources and services to help revitalize the City’s neighborhood commercial corridors, support neighborhood small businesses and boost neighborhood job creation. The Invest in Neighborhoods Initiative will build on the City’s existing patchwork of programs that support neighborhood small businesses and commercial corridors and aims to prioritize, leverage and better coordinate resources and services available across City departments, nonprofits and the private sector to targeted commercial corridors throughout the City.

Standing with District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen on the vibrant, revitalized San Bruno Avenue in the Portola District, Mayor Lee also announced the first phase of the new neighborhood initiative – the convening of the Invest in Neighborhoods Strategy Working Group of City department heads, neighborhood business leaders and technical experts to evaluate existing resources and tools, identify best practices and make recommendations for a more comprehensive strategy and additional resources through the Mayor’s FY 2012-2013 budget. Read more.


Mayor Launches Green Financing Program for Commercial Buildings

Mayor Launches Green Financing Program for Commercial BuildingsClinton Climate Initiative Assists San Francisco in Developing GreenFinanceSF-Commercial

Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Department of the Environment (DOE) launched the groundbreaking GreenFinanceSF-Commercial program to help San Francisco businesses green their buildings, cut down on carbon emissions, save energy and create jobs in San Francisco.

The program is a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program which gives commercial property owners access to new forms of financing for the installation of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation improvements. The program directly addresses the main barriers to the implementation of energy efficiency improvements in commercial buildings – financing. Read more.


Mayor Announces Opening of First CleanTech Accelerator

Mayor Announces Opening of First CleanTech Accelerator Greenstart Brings Four New Cleantech Firms & Drives Startups, Economic Growth and Green Jobs in SF

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the opening of Greenstart, the first cleantech startup accelerator, at 22 Battery Street in San Francisco. Greenstart’s first group of startup companies represents a wide swath of cleantech industry, including smart appliances, renewable energy, consumer software and energy efficiency.

“Today I am proud to welcome Greenstart and their first four startups – Lono, Sylvatex, Tenrehte Technologies and Wa.tt – to San Francisco,” said Mayor Lee. “As the first cleantech accelerator in San Francisco, Greenstart will serve as an engine for starting new companies, driving economic growth and creating green jobs in our City. San Francisco is at the center of the cleantech industry, and I remain committed to supporting the growth and success of this critical sector.” Read more.


Mayor Breaks Ground on New Public Safety Building

Mayor Breaks Ground on New Public Safety Building Mayor Lee Breaks Ground on New Public Safety Building and Outlines Decade of Infrastructure Improvements New Bond Funded Facility Ensures the City is Prepared to Respond to Emergencies.

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today broke ground on the new San Francisco Public Safety Building located on 3rd Street at Mission Rock in the Mission Bay Redevelopment Area. The state of the art building will house the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Police Command Center, the Southern District Police Station and a neighborhood San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) Fire Station.

“The timing of the start of this construction has special significance for us as we approach the tenth anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11,” said Mayor Lee. “We are reminded of our commitment to preparedness and have demonstrated that we will be ready in the event of a large scale emergency.” Read more.