Wrapping Up Earth Month San Francisco Style

SF resident dressed as a carbon buster.

Throughout the world, Earth Month celebrated commitments and milestones in climate action and sustainability. And San Francisco celebrated the only way it knows how—through costumes, spirit and dance.

This past Tuesday, San Francisco residents—dressed as carbon busters and molecules—invaded iconic downtown locations to illustrate how CleanPowerSF and Hetch Hetchy Power, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)’s two clean power programs, are reducing greenhouse emissions in San Francisco and helping the City reach its climate action goals.

Two tons of carbon dioxide at the United Nations Plaza by Civic Center.

The “Molecule Mob” specifically commemorated two major milestones for the SFPUC. It marked the completion of the SFPUC’s largest and last major enrollment of CleanPowerSF, and highlighted that the SFPUC now serves 80 percent of the electricity demand in San Francisco with both CleanPowerSF and Hetch Hetchy Power. These dual programs have played a key role in helping the City reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 36 percent below 1990 levels.

In addition to the Molecule Mob, the SFPUC also celebrated CleanPowerSF’s third birthday and Mayor Breed’s recent announcement requiring large commercial buildings in San Francisco over 50,000 square feet to rely on 100 percent renewable energy.

Carbon dioxide and carbon busters took a ride on a cable car.