By year 2030, the city of San Francisco in California will only get power from renewal energy sources.
According to We Can Solve This, this is the goal of the city as it started the movement to go green in 2017.
The city began by imposing a ban on plastic bags in grocery stores. Residents are required to bring their own bags or pay 10 cents for paper bags. The ban was later extended to all stores and restaurants across the city.
San Francisco next banned the use of polystyrene foam (Styrofoam) cups, plates, ice coolers and take-out food containers.
Recycling and composting have also been imposed where residents and businesses are required to separate their trash using color-coded trash bins.
For the construction of new buildings, San Francisco also mandated these requirements:
1. Provision of electric charging stations
2. Compliance with rigorous green building standards
3. Equipping drinking fountains with bottle filling stations
In addition, the city government also passed the Better Roofs Ordinance where buildings are required to have solar panels or green roofs. As a result, half of San Francisco’s power will come from renewable energy by 2020.
These measures may be tedious but a San Francisco survey has revealed that residents love this green movement.
Don’t you think Metro Manila should follow in San Francisco’s steps?
From solar roofs to plastic bag bans, San Francisco, California is providing a model for cities that want to go green. Is your hometown follwing suit? #YEARSproject
Posted by We Can Solve This on Monday, 2 July 2018