Jul/9/2011 Koshland Park & Garden Workday

Posted by Richard • July 9th, 2011

Join us for a great summer day in Koshland Park and Garden on Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

We will be working with the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) in our CommunityGrows Program. It will be a terrific day to get some exercise, fresh air, and meet new friends. Hope to see you there!

Jun/25/2011 The Buchanan YMCA eWaste Collection

Posted by Richard • June 25th, 2011

The Buchanan YMCA eWaste Collection FUNDRAISER

SATURDAY, JUNE 25th 9:00 am to 4:00pm

@ Buchanan YMCA- Parking Lot
1530 Buchanan St. San Francisco CA94115

This is a one day only event/Rain or Shine

$5.00/ea. Collection Fee

Items same or similar to:


MICROWAVES $15.OO—$30.00
BATTERIES are $3.00/lb.
Fluorescent Lamps $0.25//ft. Bulbs    $0.50/ea

Free to Recycle:

  • Televisions
  • Monitors
  • Laptops
  • Flat screens
  • Cell phones
  • Ink jet cartridges
  • Wire

** Bonus! Document ShreddingDisposal – $6.00 per Banker Box **

We are willing to pick up your items!! 

Please call:
Takija Gardner – (415) 678-7551
Rodney Chin – (415) 516-7876
Estella Ramit – (650) 392-4929


Make checks payable to: Buchanan YMCA– SF

All items are recycled according to CA Law. A Certificate of destruction is mailed after the Paper Documents are destroyed. 


For more information Call:  510-590-7510

C&T Recycling, Your Fundraising Partner

Jun/18/2011 District 5 Cleanup Seeks Volunteers

Posted by Richard • June 18th, 2011

Volunteer with District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi!

Event Details:
Ella Hill Hutch Community Center
1050 McAllister Street
June 18, 2011
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Let’s kick off the summer with Community Clean Team!

Join District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and Community Clean Team for Summer Clean Up! Volunteers will work on tree planting, landscaping and gardening projects, remove weeds and overgrown vegetation, paint over grafitti, and help clean up litter around the neighborhood.

To volunteer, visit: www.sfdpw.org, email volunteer@sfdpw.org, or call 415-641-2600.

Like us on facebook.com/sfdpw and follow us on twitter.com/sfdpw.

Don’t leave it on the sidewalk!
Take advantage of the Community Clean Team’s Gigantic 3 program, a service provided to residents to get rid of large and small unwanted household items – we will try to reuse or recycle them! You are encouraged to call your garbage company at (415) 330-1300 to make an appointment for this free drop off.

Next Gigantic 3 event:
June 18, 2011 at 8 am to 12 noon
at Baker Street (between Oak and Fell Streets)
District 5 residents only

Jun/18/2011 District 5 Gigantic 3 Recycling Program

Posted by Richard • June 18th, 2011

Make an appointment to drop off your items at the Gigantic 3 Debris Boxes!

District 5 residents can call Sunset Scavenger at 415-330-1300 to recycle, compost, and drop off bulky items on:

Saturday, June 18, 2011 between 8:00 am and 12:00 noon
Baker Street, Between Fell and Oak (Entrance from Fell ONLY)
Green Waste and Other Compostables

  • Yard waste, landscaping debris, and all other organic material:  leaves, grass, flowers, tree and brush trimmings, plants, weeds, food scraps, etc.

Free Shredding & Document Destruction, Truck on site

  • Limited to two Bankers boxes

Large or Bulky Items

  • Curbside recyclable material (cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles, cardboard, and all paper).
  • Appliances (water heaters, stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers).
  • Scrap Metal (any item that contains metal, such as a kitchen chair, lamp, pipes, bird cage, bed frame, etc.).
  • Mattresses and Box Springs (including futon mattresses).
  • Electronics (including stereo equipment, VCR’s, old telephones and microwaves).
  • Goodwill Industries will be on hand to recycle and reuse computer equipment (limit 5 computers per household).

Non Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste

  • Plastic bags, Styrofoam, ceramics, light bulbs, painted or treated wood, etc.

Goodwill Industries will be onsite to accept donations such as clothes or furniture in resale condition.

Special Wastes – The following special waste items can be dropped off at the Gigantic 3 site:

  • Used motor oil/oil filters. Place used filters in a plastic bag. Do not mix motor oil with anything!
  • All household batteries (non-automotive)
  • Fluorescent bulbs and tubes (broken tubes will not be accepted)

An appointment is encouraged! For program information go to www.sfcleancity.com.

Jun/2/2011 Summer 2011 Point Reyes Adventure Applications Due June 3

Posted by Richard • June 2nd, 2011

Join Us

As we take an adventure to Point Reyes National Seashore learning and experiencing first hand what it takes to preserve and conserve our natural areas. You will have an opportunity to participate in a 4 day, three night adventure that will explore environmental career opportunities. This will be a chance to spend 4 continuous days in a national park working on projects involving science, natural inventories, and population monitoring. All projects will educational and improve the Point Reyes National Seashore.

Eligible participants will:

  • be provided round trip transportation from Point Reyes to a central location in San Francisco
  • receive on-site training & support in conducting with environmental science & research activities
  • be provided with all food and lodging throughout the week (except first day lunch)
  • get to work with other teens from the Bay Area
  • receive a $160 reward after completion of the week
  • commit to attend the full week at Point Reyes National Seashore: Monday, June 13 – Thursday, June 16, 2011

The application deadline has been extended to June 3, 2011.

For more information or questions, contact Ernesto Pepito at:
(415) 561-7767
Fax to 415.561-7695

Apr/23/2011 Earth Stroll 2011

Posted by Richard • April 23rd, 2011

Earth Stroll: an Earth Day Celebration for a Healthy Planet, Healthy You.

April 23, 2011
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Audience: Families, Public
Location: Crissy Field, Crissy Field Center
Event Type: Environment/Science, Tours/Walk/Recreation

This Earth Day is the perfect day to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the revival of Crissy Field. This year, bring the whole family to San Francisco’s favorite national park on Saturday, April 23 from 10 am to 3 pm for Earth Stroll: An Earth Day Celebration for a Healthy Planet, Healthy You.

Adventurous activities and games, hosted by some of the Bay Area’s leading environmental organizations, will engage the hearts, minds and bodies of the whole family. There will also be live music, live animal demonstrations, and ranger-led hikes. So, come stroll down to lovely East Beach on Crissy Field and be a part of this historic celebration.

The event is open to everyone. $5 suggested donation to receive a commemorative 10th Anniversary Crissy Field Activity Passport. This Earth Day-themed event is jointly produced by the Crissy Field Center and the Presidio Community YMCA.

Where: activities take place at the Crissy Field Center’s new facility located at 1199 East Beach Drive, in the Presidio of San Francisco, near the Marina Boulevard entrance to the park.  Click here for directions to the Crissy Field Center.  Earth Stroll will go on rain or shine!

Please note: event parking will be limited so walking, biking and public transport is strongly encouraged. Crissy Field Center is accessible via MUNI #28, 30 and 43 lines and you can visit www.crissyfieldcenter.org for transportation details. Overflow parking will be available along Gorgas Avenue from Halleck Street toward and behind the Presidio Community YMCA Letterman Gym and pool.

Crissy Field Center is a partnership between the National Park Service, The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Presidio Trust.

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We would like to thank Whole Foods for their generous support.