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San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California, is often considered a green city on the cutting edge of environmental policies. It boasts an impressive natural setting—situated on the picturesque coast of the Pacific Ocean, nestled between striking hills—providing its residents a mild climate. On the cutting edge of environmental policies, San Francisco is a beacon for other cities to follow and emulate. San Francisco's official environmental mission is “to improve, enhance, and preserve the environment, and to promote San Francisco's long-term wellbeing.”

San Francisco is home to many environmental policies and ordinances that have helped it become a leading green city. Some of the city's policies were the first of their kind in the nation.

San Francisco Government

San Francisco's Commission on the Environment was created in 1992 to advise the city's ...

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