Seeing Green in San Francisco

With glaciers melting, deserts expanding, and CO2 pollution at an all-time high, the environment has become a battleground for the survival of the planet. With more media attention in recent years, real effort is being made to curb the wasteful habits of humans, and none more than the beautiful city of San Francisco. With Earth Day just around the corner, we thought we’d share our thoughts on why moving to San Francisco is perfect for individuals, families, and couples looking to live in a green city.

A little more than a month ago, San Francisco pleasantly shocked the U.S. following their announcement to be the first major city to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on public property. From mandatory recycling to composting, our city’s zero-waste goal for 2020 means we are working hard to completely eliminate garbage going to landfills. Now, for the next four years, the bottle ban will slowly phase out plastic water bottles—a huge step forward to reducing waste and living sustainably in San Francisco.

San Francisco builds community and promotes education for children and adults with a variety of opportunities to learn about ways to save energy, plant urban gardens and green roofs, maximize on transportation, and get rid of waste. Since 1990, the city has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent with its bike lanes, commuting options, and ridesharing programs resulting in an easier breathing city. With a focus on renewable energy, San Francisco aims to be cleaner, healthier, and more cost-efficient for residents as well.

Where will you be this Earth Day? As your premier San Francisco movers, NOR-CAL Moving Services can help you make this environmentally-friendly city your new home. We provide you with the services and tools to make your move as stress-free as possible. Learn more about your local San Francisco moving company today and chat with one of our moving specialists! You can also fill out our online form for a free estimate!

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