Tuesday, August 18, 2009

EcoCenter Welcomes Department of the Environment to the Center for the First time!

We had a wonderful day showing Jared Blumenfield and Ray Manion from the SF Enviroment to the building today! We owe so much to SFE for their incredible committment to the vision of the EcoCenter Project throughout so many years! Today we welcomed Jared to the building for the first time!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Thank you Mayors Community Challenge Grant and the SFPUC!

Friends, I am so happy and honored to report that we have been awarded the Mayors Community Challenge Grant http://www.sfgov.org/site/ccg_index.asp as part of Mayor Newsom's Livable City Initiative http://www.livablecity.org/ for our Rainwater Harvesting System! This particular grant is a partnership between the Mayors CCG program and the San Francisco Public Utilities Low Impact Development Solutions Team! This grant will enable us to purchase a beautiful corrugated steel tank that we will use to capture the rainwater that falls on the EcoCenter roof to be used as the primary water source for the toilets in the building as an alternative to using Hetch Hetchy Water. We will be able to offer a fantastic educational learning opportunity, feature a sustainable water conservation solution, while practicing water savings!

Check out some of the images of our selected tank as well as an interesting article on choosing your tank and an overview of SFPUC's amazing work: