Sustainable technology and practices invade San Francisco

The green movement currently taking place in the United States has spread to metro areas far and wide, and the houses for sale in San Francisco are becoming part of this national trend as sustainable technology invades the city.

New community programs and international conferences are just a few of the perks the Bay Area has to offer when it comes to green practices. If you are trying to relocate to a cleaner, more efficient environment, San Francisco is one of the best choices available.

Waste reduction
According to sustainablog, San Francisco has become a leader in waste management over the past few decades by shipping 77 percent of its refuse away from landfills and incinerators. From 1989 until 2000, the city cut the amount of municipal solid waste in half thanks to the Integrated Waste Management Act. Now, city officials have created an even more ambitious goal - they want to completely eliminate waste by 2020.

A series of laws will be passed on a rolling basis as the years roll on, and the initiative began with the banning of all non-recyclable bags in convenience and retail stores. In addition, the Fantastic 3 program, which commenced in 1999, encourages the separation of trash, recyclables and compost. Finally, the news source reports that the Department of the Environment is possibly planning on building a new plant to sort every kind of waste - such a facility would accelerate the realization of the Zero Waste goal.

Annual Green Festival
The Green Festival is the largest environmental consumer exposition in the entire United States, according to SFStation, and this year will mark the 11th occasion of the renowned event. It will take place in the San Francisco Concourse from November 10 to 11, 2012 and will feature lectures from some of the most influential experts in the environmental-conservation industry.

In addition to the keynote speakers, the open floor will host booths manned by over 300 green-energy oriented businesses, and these companies will showcase their latest sustainable technology. Incredibly, a full weekend pass only costs $20 when you purchase it online - if you have just moved to the area and are interested in sustainable technology, this is the place to be.

The goal of eliminating waste and the annual Green Festival are just two reasons why San Francisco is quickly becoming the most efficient and sustainable metro area in the United States.