06 Sep '11, 4pm

San Francisco's Plan For Turning Parking Spaces Into Public Toilets /it's "the ecological toilet project."

San Francisco's Plan For Turning Parking Spaces Into Public Toilets /it's "the ecological toilet project."

It's not unusual to see, and smell, some unpleasant piles when walking down some streets in the city. In fact, one of my street photographer friends recently tweeted that she'd become unfortunately adept at photoshopping poo out of her pictures. It's a problem, no doubt, and much of it is because there are few public restrooms. You have to be a paying customer at a business, or cough up $0.50 to open the door of the big green toilets that are really only found along Market street. For those living on the street, finding a convenient bathroom is not an easy task. But San Francisco is innovating around the idea eco-friendly public toilets that could solve a serious health issue. Bay Citizen reports , "An innovative plan would replace some street parking spaces with environmentally friendly public restrooms -- facilities that do not flush or connect to the sewer system. Inste...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/san-francisco-pla...

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When the people want bike infrastructure, but the government is timid or reluctant, what do we do?

When the people want bike infrastructure, but t...

grist.org 06 Sep '11, 8pm

The new Fell Street bike lane. Photo: Elly Blue For the month of September, Elly Blue is traveling around the western U.S....

San Francisco may soon require nudists to use a...

straitstimes.com 08 Sep '11, 5am

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Something could soon be coming between San Francisco's proud nudists and their unusual freedom to bar...

Our Spaces for Ideas StoryBook is Finally Here!

Our Spaces for Ideas StoryBook is Finally Here!

designsojourn.com 05 Sep '11, 5pm

At the end of December last year, we said that our StoryBook sketchbook product was going to be put on hold indefinitely. ...

Developing Great Content - SES San Francisco 20...

searchenginewatch.com 10 Sep '11, 11pm

Are you still with me, or have you run off for cocktails? Don't sneak away just yet. We've got Mr. Greg Jarboe moderating ...

Cleanweb Hackathon Gets Underway in San Francisco

Cleanweb Hackathon Gets Underway in San Francisco

cleantechnica.com 10 Sep '11, 8pm

is underway in San Francisco. For the next 24 hours (more or less, probably more) teams of programmers, designers, and bus...

In October of 2009, San Francisco started mandatory composting. Here's how they manage all that waste:

In October of 2009, San Francisco started manda...

treehugger.com 09 Sep '11, 2pm

In October of 2009, San Francisco started a mandatory composting law as part of its effort to divert waste from the landfi...

A slideshow of cool images from Park(ing) Day: Love this stuff.

A slideshow of cool images from Park(ing) Day: ...

grist.org 17 Sep '11, 12am

Friday was Park(ing) Day, when folks reclaim parking spots around the world for dinner parties, cornhole tournaments, perf...

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green.autoblog.com 06 Sep '11, 4pm

Unbelievable! With police or meter maids circling the blocks looking to issue tickets, will that cause the parking rates t...

See what wanders, slithers, swims or flutters through the SF Bay:

See what wanders, slithers, swims or flutters t...

grist.org 16 Sep '11, 5pm

Naturalist E.O. Wilson once wrote that "a lifetime can be spent in a Magellanic voyage around the trunk of a single tree."...

My loyarburok article on the Malaysian Public Policy Competition and the unlikely heroes of M'sia.

My loyarburok article on the Malaysian Public P...

loyarburok.com 08 Sep '11, 12am

But most importantly, we were all Malaysian, in the truest sense of the word. My team joined the competition with little e...

Green News: In Ireland, a Plan to Weatherize On...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 07 Sep '11, 7pm

Reprinted with permission from Construct Ireland One million residential, public and commercial buildings in Ireland will ...