Progress Report on San Francisco's Sustainability Efforts
- Director, Department of the Environment, City of San Francisco
San Francisco has become one of the most innovative cities in the world in implementing new comprehensive approaches to urban sustainability. From its groundbreaking zero waste strategies such as the residential compost and green waste recycling program, to its energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, the City has been a leader in designing and implementing programs that work. The City's newest project, EcoMap, will allow citizens to track their progress toward sustainability goals on a zip code by zip code basis. Jared Blumenfeld, Director of San Francisco's Environment Department, will talk about the successes and challenges the City has experienced in implementing urban sustainability programs and the many partnerships the City has developed that help it to reach its sustainability goals.