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like this look like going forward? >> that's an excellent question. going forward, we've spoken with p.u.c. staff just to talk about the principle, but because they are having this big event in april where they get to, you know, announce really that they've enrolled so much of the city -- they don't want to rebrand. there's been a brand that's been incredibly effective. we are look to do this. they would need to trek the princip -- tweak the principle ads. the question is the cost of available budget. we haven't heard any definitive numbers at this point, it's all
theoretical. >> yes. >> hi. program manager, communications and community engagement. just to answer your question, commissioner wan, i believe it was a two-month fly for the campaign, i believe it was 200,000. so that was the time for engaging our agency, the media buy, creative services, research, testing -- so our time was separate from that, but that was for the entire campaign. >> any other questions? if not, do we have any public comment on this item? mr. brooks? >> hello. eric brooks again, san francisco clean energy advocates. excuse me. getting over that cold, and californians for energy choice. this is really good.
the tacos and the garlic fries, that's really good. the funding for the next round of this -- and hopefully, there'll be funding for the next round of this. i've got a done of key messages, the key thing that i saw that was missing on the bus line, but it's really crucial. the sfpuc is this same problem in its marketing. cleanpowersf has to be just as big as the word tacos and probably just as noticeable, probably in green because people need to be able to go to their phone, open their phone, and tap in cleanpowersf.org. that's a simple thing that will make this more effective. the other thing that's really techie that's really crucial,
even on on-line ads and other places where people can interact with their cell phone with the marketing, is put the like q.r. code up on the ad. you've seen them for cryptocurrency, it's not just the bars, it's the little scrambled thing when you get on amtrak. put those things on each ad so when somebody's reading the paper or they're on the bus, they see the ad, there's a q.r. code that says use your phone to track this app and sign up. >> thank you. any other comments? if not, we'll go onto the next
item. thank you. >> clerk: the next item is item eight, director's report. the explanatory document is the director's report. this item is for discussion. >> and before we have our director give the report, i just wanted to point out that something very, very cool happened because she was listed -- let me get the proper title here. to director debbie raphael was added to the list of the world's 100 most influential people in climate policy, and this prestigious group includes post francis, paris mayor, al gore, congress woman alexandra ocasio-cortez, and the list goes on. but we are so proud of your work. [applause] >> the work, the recognition
that people who are -- who are in this area, i just watched when we had the global climate summit in san francisco, and when you said you were a member of this commission, commission on the environment, they were just like do you know debbie raphael? it's just a wonderful indication for our city. it's embraced with heart and feeling and such deep commitment, to thank you. [applause] >> oh, yeah. when i saw that, at first, i thought it was a gimmick that they wanted money out of me or something, and then, i realized that apolitical was something in the u.k.
there were two cities on the list, copenhagen and san francisco. i do agree, president bermejo, that it speaks to the world what san francisco is doing, just like all the people that are listed, it's so much beyond all individuals, it's what they do collectively. it's getting late, and my list of what's on here is so incredibly inspiring, so i'm just going to go quickly because i want to call some things out. i want to say congratulations to commissioner wan, and her award was such a kick to see it and so much fun to read about your history. we've had some milestones, the electric vehicle working group,
that we've been working on this 1.5 years. this is going before the mayor for her review and decision. i'm going to be meeting with the mayor the day after tomorrow to talk about our environmental agenda, so this will be one thing on the list of many things that i will be talking about with the mayor. just so you know, the zero rollout, we are making incredible progress on that. no our green business awards, i definitely want to thank commissioners wan and an, who came. i know everybody was not able to make it, but it was phenomenal, don't you agree? yeah, it was amazing. we recognized more than 100 certified green businesses. that's more than we ever recognized. today, he had a deep honor being invited by the rec and park department. they do something once a year
called rec park university where they give a conference experience to line staff who normally wouldn't get to go to conferences, and so they asked me to come talk about zero 8100 roots, and the energy that i caught from the people in the audience was phenomenal and just made me so proud of how deep our commitment is and city staff to do what they can for climate. mike is not here anymore but was so fascinated to your question, commissioner wald, about examples of working on energy efficiency with p.u.c. we actually had a very interesting meeting with barbara hale and mike hiyams t talk about the future, either through the funding charges which p.u.c. will have to apply for? it's labor intensive and we're committed to working with them. it's also committed to exploring revenues with
cleanpowersf. once after enrollment expands, they should have more revenue, and we gave them some options for energy plans that they could help us fund. lastly, i want to remind you that earth day breakfast is not happening this year. the mayor made the decision that she didn't want to focus on one event, but a month of service, a month of action. so we have been reimagining our earth day celebrations, so we are having an s.f. month of climate action. we'll be launching that on april 1, with the mayor, along with other announcements, so look for that, we'll give you more information once we have it. there will be a month of opportunities for all of us to participate, from planting trees to putting solar in to cleaning up the city. we're launching a website around climate action that people can do.
it's also movies and lectures. there's so much going on in the city in april. we will let you know just like we did with gcas what some opportunities are for you to represent the city in april. and then, of course on april 24, which i hope you all have on your calendars, that is a closing reception, it is an evening reception in the green room where we will be celebrating a month of action and based on the work that you have done, the first ever mayor's environmental service award. so we will be launching that and mayor breed will give the first inaugural service award which we hope will be an annual event. we've given her a list of potential candidates, so we'll be working with her on that. so i'm very excited. it's been exhausting and
exhilarating. i want to give a shout out to those who have been working so hard. and i want to end the meeting with an introduction. i hate to do this to giana, but i will because it'll put context to you. this is the new tamar. >> oh. >> oh, welcome. >> yes. i'm giana. this is my second day working for the department of environment? i am super honored and grateful to be joining such a strong team and to be picking up where tamar left off and hopefully to be taking the environmental education to the next level? i'm an irmt environmental educationo -- i'm an environmental educator, and it's exciting to educate the next level of environmental
educators. thank you for having me. >> welcome. [applause] >> any questions regarding the director's report? any public comment? hearing none, next item. >> clerk: the next item is item nine, committee reports. this item is for discussion. president bermejo, we received a request to table the item from a commissioner. is there any objection? >> okay. sounds like a plan. >> due to the lateness of the hour, and that was 1.5 hours ago. >> i guess we ask for public comment on tabling the item? is there any comment? okay. next item. >> clerk: the next item is item ten, announcements. this item is for discussion. >> commissioners?
any public comment? okay. thank you. no public comment? then. >> clerk: the next item is item 11, new business, the speaker is charles sheehan, new business and policy advisor. >> thank you, commissioners. i'll be brief. the next policy commission is on april 8. we're still working on a policy commissions meeting which will be sometime in may, and the next date is may 28 for that meeting. we are looking to bring you a presentation about our carpool pilot program as well as some things that our director alluded to regarding electric vehicles and our work with the city and other city departments on the promotion of electric vehicles within the city. so stay tuned, that will be a very substantive agenda topic that we're hoping to bring to you. >> okay. thank you. any comment? any public comment? >> yes, i do -- i know it's late, but i -- there's
something that was brought up by one of the public commenters on an earlier item that i really think did warrant a future agenda item for the commission. and that is this idea of building for transit density. the commenter made the comment that senator wiener's sb-50 would increase transit use and increase affordable housing, and nothing to be more opposite than the truth -- from the truth. the reality is that those -- legislation like that has been repeatedly used to build market rate housing. and if you look at the legislation and unpack it, you will see that most of the housing that will be built is market rate. so market rate and luxury
house, if you look at the numbers that have been crunched, the people at those income levels do not use transit, they drive cars because they're wealthy enough not to use transit. so when you build a building and it's only got ten to 15% or sometimes unfortunately even less affordable housing in it, you're not serving the transit center that you're building the building next to, you're just increasing car jams in city centers. another huge problem with this legislation is that it specifically targets, specifically targets places that are -- already have transit centers that have transit -- accessible transit nearby, and if you look at the news reports about this legislation, you will see that there are suburban mayors and supervisors and city council members who have said boy, we're not going to build transit now if that passes because if we do, they're going to come in and take over our
city and build super high-rises because the legislation allows them to do that without us having a say locally. so it's actually -- this kind of legislation, unless it has incredibly high amounts of low-income and middle working class housing, those people do ride transit when they're next to it. if it doesn't have really high levels of that kind of housing, it actually makes the situation worse. and then, to top it off, it -- the amount of market rate and luxury housing gentrifies the area, and they use a car to get into the city and create even more emissions. i think it would be good for this commission to have a really lengthy hearing about how transit density actually works and how to actually get it to happen.
many different environmental issues keep popping up. when i think about the planet i want to leave for my children and other generation, i think of what contribution i can make on a personal level to the environment. ♪ clean power sf is san francisco's key way of fighting climate change by renewable energy and offering it to san francisco customers. i'm from the san francisco public utilities commission. the program came about with state wide legislation in 2002 to enable people to take more control over supplies. i first heard of the program when the organization was advocating to launch clean power sf. what i'm most excited about,
it's going to bring 100% renewable energy to my home and reinvest into renewable energy infrastructure and jobs. i had gone to a lot of street fairs and heard from the staff at the san francisco public utilities commission to sign up for clean power sf even before it launched. >> we learned about clean power sf because our sustainability team is always looking for clean operations. linkedin is the largest online network. there are about 530 million members using our site. in this san francisco office there's about 1400 employees working in roughly 400,000 square feet. >> after signing up for the program we heard about the san francisco program and learned
they had commercial rates and signed up for that. i'm the co-owner of the new wheel electric bike shop. we opened this store in 2012 and the new wheel sells and services electric bikes. 11 people work here in san francisco and our store is about 2,000 square feet. electric bikes are fantastic for transportation in the city, they're clean and green and you get places faster than any other form of transportation. it amplifies the power, it doesn't replace it. it makes it easier to get places by bicycle and it's so enjoyable and environmentally friendly way to go and more convenient in san francisco. >> clean power sf requires two products, green, 40% renewable and competitively priced with pg and e. for those who want to fight climate change more, 100%
renewable at $0.02 per kilawatt. >> i decided to go with the super greens, after finding it only to cost about $5 more a month to have super green, that's a no-brainer, i can do that. >> we were pleased that clean power sf offers the super green 100% for commercial entities like ours and residents for the city of san francisco. we were pleased with the package of services for linkedin and now encouraging our employees who have a residence in san francisco to sign on as well. >> clean power sf buys its power from renewable plants that feed the energy directly into the grid. >> there's a commitment to
sustainability throughout the entire organization and this clean power opportunity reflects that. >> one of the wind farms we use is the shilo wind farm and that is large enough to be able to provide energy for up to 200,000 homes. >> our mission is sustainability, even though our bikes are minimal energy use, it still matters where the energy comes from and part of our mission in sustainability is how we run everything -- run our business. having the lights come on with clean energy is very important. >> the sunset reservoir has solar panels that take up about four city blocks covering the reservoir and the solar power generates energy for city resources and clean power sf for residents participating in the program. >> it was easy to sign up for the program, i went online to
cleanpowersf.org and i started getting pieces in the mail letting me know i was going to be switched over and it just happened. when i pay my bill, i still go to pg and e and i don't see any difference between now and a year ago. >> sign up online, just have your account number ready and it takes about two minutes and there's nothing to install. no lines are getting connected to your home. all the power goes through the existed power grid. >> we haven't had any problems with the switch over to clean power. >> it's super easy to sign up. our book keeper signed up online, it took about 15 minutes. nothing changed but now we have cleaner energy. >> we see clean power sf as a key strategy to meet renewable energy goal, we have a goal of
50% renewable energy by 2020. currently we have enrolled about 86,000 customers across the city. about 20% of what we hope to serve in the future and in the next two years we'll offer service to all san francisco electricity customers. >> an easy way to align your environmental responsibilities and goals around climate change and it's so easy that it's hard to not want to do it and it doesn't really add anything to the bill. >> joining clean power sf is one of the easiest ways to fight climate change, receiving cleaner energy at low and stable rates, you're helping to support a not for profit that helps influence the energy grid and produce more production. >> i would encourage any business to seriously convert to the clean sf service. it's good for environment,
started with the city and county in 1996 working for the newly elected mayor willie brown, jr. not only the chief of staff a woman but many policy advisors that were advising him everyday their supportive and nourished and sponsored united states and excited about the future. >> my name is is jack listen and the executive director of a phil randolph institution our goal to have two pathways to sustaining a family here in san francisco and your union jobs are stroen to do that i have this huge way to work with the community members and i think i found my calling i started in 1996 working for willie brown, jr. i worked in
he's mayor's office of housing in the western edition and left 3 years went to law school of san francisco state university and mayor brown asked me to be the director of the taxicab commission and through the process i very much card by the contracting process and asked me townhouse the city purchaser and worked with me and i became the deputy administrator and . >> having trouble struggling to make ends meet folks will not understand what importance of voting is so we decided to develop our workforce development services after a couple of years offering pathways to sustainable jobs. >> (clapping.) >> we've gotten to a place to have the folks come back and have the discussion even if participation and makes sense we do public services but we
also really build strong communities when i started this job my sons were 2 and 5 now 9 and 6 i think so the need to be able to take a call from the principal of school i think that brings a whole new appreciation to being understanding of the work life balance. >> (clapping.) >> i have a very good team around me we're leader in the country when it comes to paid and retail and furiously the affordable-care act passed by 3079 we were did leaders for the healthcare and we're in support of of the women and support. >> in my industry i feel that is male dominated a huge struggle to get my foot in the door and i feel as though that
definitely needs to change this year needs to be more opportunities for i don't know women to do what tell me dream i feel that is important for us to create a in fact, network of support to young people young women can further their dreams and most interested in making sure they have the full and whatever they need to make that achieveable. >> education is important i releases it at my time of san mateo high ii come back to the university of san francisco law school and the fact i passed the bar will open up many more doors because i feel a curve ball or an where you can in the way can't get down why is this in my way we have to figure out a solution how to move forward we
can't let adversity throw in the good morning. thank you all for being here and i'm happy to be join bid supervisor from district ten and our new director of the department of public health. also here are the people from my office working tirelessly to help protect another generation of san francisco youth from becoming addicted to ecigarettes. that has been lead my chief deputy and chief of strategic advocacy, sarah eeisneburg. in december, the u.s. surgeon general, jerome adams, issued a
warning of the epidemic of ecigarette use and called this a cause of great concern. know the risks, take action, protect our kids. he was absolutely correct and we're heeding that warning. today we are taking action to protect our young people. the steps we are taking are necessary and all the more urgent because another arm of the federal government has failed to do its job. the food and drug administration is the entity responsible for revealing new tobacco products to determine whether they are appropriate for the protection of public health. by law, before a new tobacco product goes to market, the fda is supposed to conduct a review to evaluate risks and benefits of the product on the population as a whole. that's common sense. if the fda determines this poses a threat to public health, it should never hit the shelves.
inexplicably, in the case of ecigarettes,s that has not happened. despite the fact in 2016, the fda deemed this a product subject to the jurisdiction. these products were on the street even though the premarket reviews have never been done. in fact, fda has given the ecigarette industry a pass. for no clear reason, they have given the nicotine companies until 2022 to apply for a premarket review. the result is that millions of children are already addicted to ecigarettes and millions more will follow if we don't act. until recently, we had made great strides in reducing youth tobacco use. the percentage of youth was an all-time low in 2017. there had been a generation of success, kid wer kids were gettf
of nicotine. but last year, according to the centre for disease control and prevention, tobacco use among youth rose for the first time since the 1990s. this dramatic reversal is directly attributable to the nation-wide surge in ecigarette use by talents. adolescentses. the use in 2016 increased 14% and 4.9 million america students reported they were using tobacco products up from 3.6 million students in 2016. use of ecigarettes increased by 27% for high school students and 48% for middle school students. nearly five million american students were using tobacco products. that's a generation of kids, addicted kids facing lung cancer and heart disease and thousands
will likely die of preventible diseases if we don't act and that's not high perso hyperbole. tobacco kills more than 480,000 people a year. that's more than aids, alcohol, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined. that is why we're acting now to reverse the tide of ecigarettes. let's be clear, they're product is addiction. they're in the business of getting people addicted or keeping them addicted. a relatively small number of adults may switch switc from ant useful to turn another generation of kids into addicts and it's up to a government like san francisco to protect our children and today we are announcing we're taking four
concrete step. first, san francisco along with the city of chicago and the city of new york sent a letter to the fda that demands that the fda do it's job. we are jointly telling fda to immediately conduct the required public health review of ecigarettes that by law was supposed to happen before these products were on the market. a companion letter includes a rey for the fda to turn over records to my servic office so n francisco can determine if we need to take legal action if they don't take the public required health review. second, we can't wait on the fda to act. so in coordination and partnership with supervisor walton and i want to thank him for his leadership and vision on this issue, we are introducing today ground-breaking legislation at the board of supervisors to prohibit the sale in san francisco of any ecigarettes that has not
undergone pre-fda market review. my ecigarette that has not received fda premarket review cannot be sold at a store in san francisco or bought online and shipped to a san francisco address. this is not an outright ban on ecigarettes. it's a prohibition against any ecigarettes. so far none have been through the review process required by law. this is a prudent step to know the health and safety implications of products sold here. if the fda has an not approved it and reviewed it, it shouldn't be sold in san francisco. third, on a more local level, we're introducing a separate piece of legislation today, again in card natio in coordinah
supervisor walton. this would protect the sale and manufacture of all products including in sanfrancisco, including port property. fourth, my office as part of our review of juuls, operations sent notice to juul seeking an explanation for why juul holds a license when it maintains it does not engage in sale or cigarette products on the premises. san francisco has never been afraid to leave and we're not afraid to do so when the health and lives of our children are on the line. with that, i would like to turn it over to supervisor walton, who has been a fearless partner and visionary leader both on the school board and now on protecting our city's youth.
>> first, i want to thank the city attorney for his fierce leadership on this. i am really sick and tired of the predatory practices for our young people where people are tryintrying to set them up for d habits for a lifetime. this has to stop and ecigarettes are contributing that. when we passed prop 10 in 19198, which wa1998go out and educate t preventing tobacco use, preventing nicotine addiction and we showed record numbers that we were able to do that and accomplish that. and now we have more predatory practices going after our young people and this, again, has to stop. so i want to thank the city attorney for his leadership on this. as you know we're going to be announcing legislation at this afternoon's meeting. you've heard a lot of the data in terms of the change and shifts from winning people off tobacco to having more and more
young people using tobacco and nicotine products. i want to say this, that ecigarettes have been targeting our young people with their colours and their flavours and enticing adolescentses and this is pulling them forked nicotine addiction. we have people addicted to nicotine who would never have smoked a cigarette had it not been for the attractive products that target our young people. so we can see and understand why it's so important to make sure that if things are not approved by the fda, if products have not been given the stamp of approval by the government, then we know they're not safe and until the fda does that, we have to make sure that these products are not sold in our stores here in san francisco. the city has already enacted ordinance 140-117 prohibiting retail establishments from selling flavoured tobacco products. ecigarettes are flavoured
nicotine products. nicotine is what addicts all of our young people and addicts everybody. it is the addictive chemical in tobacco and nicotine and the effect of nicotine is what we have to combat as well. until the fda rules on approval of ecigarettes, we need to prohibit all sales for anyone under the age of 21 and anyone here in the city and we need to make sure that we have a ban on selling products, vaping products on any city property here in san francisco. what juul is doing is irresponsible and claimed to not be a part of the tobacco industry. i meant with them and they swore up and down they were not connected to the tobacco industry and a week and a half later, they merged with a tobacco company. therefore, not only are they not truthful but irresponsibly focused and working to addict
young people on nicotine products so they will be long-time users of nicotine products to make a profit and harm their health. we won't stand for that and that's why we'll fight har in san francisco to avoid predatory products to our young people. i want to thank you all for coming out and we will combat this towards our young people. thank you. >> thank you, supervisor walton. i would like to ask our new director of the department of public health, dr. grant kofax to say a few words, as well. >> well, thank you. i just want to reiterate this is a major step forward for public health in san francisco, continuing the leadership that san francisco has historically shown in addressing major public health issues. i want to offer my gratitude to city attorney herarra and we know this has been reiterated in the remarks today, that mechanic
teethat nicotineaddiction is das damaging affecdamaging effects s brain and it's attracting a whole different generation the youth to nicotine. we know that tobacco is the greatest cause of preventible deaths in this country. ecigarettes are responsible for the increasing levels of tobacco use that we're seeing in youth. we know that we need to do better. we need to turn this epidemic around. ecigarettes are a gateway drug to tobacco use and that has been shown in numerous studies. so we're here not only addressing the numerous affects being addicted to a substance, the direct effects on nicotine but taking a major step in that
gateway from ecigarettes addiction. this is going to save hundreds, if not thousands of lives in san francisco and is a major step forward in breaking this epidemic. again, i'm grateful from the health department's perspective. this is a move in the right direction and major policy advance and the health department is very supportive of that. thank you. >> thank you, dr. kolfax and with that, we're happy to take any questions anybody has. >> is won't happens to the establishments that has the products on the shelves? do they take them down? >> we have to go through the legislative process and i have every confidence that supervisor walton will sheppard this legislation through as quickly as possible. once that legislation passes and
works with the final product, then, yeah, until such time as the fda gave its premarket review and approval, there would not be allowed in either a hard brick and mortar store the sale of distribution manufacturer of ecigarettes and you wouldn't send it online until one or the other products had received the premarket review by the fda. >> so would this be two months, six months? >> it will be introduced today and we'll be working hard with colleagues to make sure this becomes law. when it does become law, it will take affect 30 days after this is complete. with that said, we'll be working hard to move as fast as possible. i can give you a better answer and response in a couple of weeks. >> why do you all think that the federal government has given a
pass to ecigarettes so far and what is the power in strength in numbers? san francisco and chicago all pleading with the ftda to crack down on this. >> i can't answer for the fda but it's pretty darn expoliticcable they have failed to act. the tobacco control act was passed in 2009 and in 2016, the fda said that these products were subject to fda jurisdiction. yet, they said that they didn't have to first file their premarket review until 2018. and then they extended that to 2022. in the meantime, we've known that ecigarettes, we're talking about 15 years with no premarket review for a product that we know is addicting our
kids, a whole other generation of kids to a deleterious drug threatening public health and safety. it is inexplicable and inexcusable to me that the fda has failed to act. the fact that we got chicago and new york to sign this letter in no time should be a message to the federal government that municipalities and localities are not going to tolerate this and we're going to act as quickly as we can to protect our young people. i have no doubt that as a result of today as action, both that letter and legislation, you will see other jurisdictions step up to demand action from the federal government. if we can't expect that the fda will protect the health and safety of our young people, then i don't know what the function of the fda really is. so hopefully they'll get the message. >> in terms of targeting juuls,
would this grandfather them in? will they continue do what they do there. >> good question. under the terms of their -- they have a sublease down at the port and they have said that they are not manufacturing, distributing, doing anything through that facility. at this point, we don't have any evidence that they are in violation of the terms of their lease agreement. but that's why i sent the insmith demantheinspection demae it's areas they havit's curioust doing any sale on property. if i find they're in violation, i would take action of breaking the terms of their lease. but the legislation that supervisor walton is championing with respect to what is occurring on port property will
enshire we will never have a similar circumstance that we have a company like this operatinoperating on similar pr. >> this should be a message to juul or any other corporation that thinks they can come into san francisco and operate in accordance that is against our values here as a city and so, this legislation is going to be focused, of course, and making sure this never happens again on any city property but it's also a warning to juul. it's also a statement to juul that we don't want them here. we don't want them in our city and so we're going to be fighting to make sure that we figure out and learn if there's anything that they're doing that is not in accordance with san francisco laws and regulations. >> would you eventually want to see juul leave the city? >> i would like for them to have been gone yesterday. we have been clear about that and our neighbors have been clear about that and we definitely would like for them to conduct business somewhere else.
>> so excuse me, when the city signed a contract with juul, did they not know what the company did or why did they enter into a contract with the company? >> the city didn't enter into a contract. there's a massive lease developer at pier 70 that had a lease with another tenant and as part of that, there was a sublease between juul and that tenant and under the terms of the agreement that we had with master developer, there were certain rights that were given up by the city unless there was certain milestones and square footage. so we didn't know about it and weren't aware about it but it has been a lesson learned about how it is that the city engages with massive developers. i can assure you and i'm supervisor walton will, as well, this is a circumstance that will not happen again.
as a society we've basically failed big portion of our population if you think about the basics of food, shelter safety a lot of people don't have any of those i'm mr. cookie can't speak for all the things but i know say, i have ideas how we can address the food issue. >> open the door and walk through that don't just stand looking out. >> as they grew up in in a how would that had access to good food and our parent cooked this is how you feed yours this is not happening in our country this is a huge pleasure i'm david one of the co-founder
so about four year ago we worked with the serviced and got to know the kid one of the things we figured out was that they didn't know how to cook. >> i heard about the cooking school through the larkin academy a. >> their noting no way to feed themselves so they're eating a lot of fast food and i usually eat whatever safeway is near my home a lot of hot food i was excited that i was eating lunch enough instead of what and eat. >> as i was inviting them over teaching them basic ways to fix good food they were so existed. >> particle learning the skills and the food they were really go it it turned into the is charity
foundation i ran into my friend we were talking about this this do you want to run this charity foundations and she said, yes. >> i'm a co-found and executive director for the cooking project our best classes participation for 10 students are monday they're really fun their chief driven classes we have a different guest around the city they're our stand alone cola's we had a series or series still city of attorney's office style of classes our final are night life diners. >> santa barbara shall comes in and helps us show us things and this is one the owners they help us to socialize and i've been
here about a year. >> we want to be sure to serve as many as we can. >> the san francisco cooking school is an amazing amazing partner. >> it is doing that in that space really elevates the space for the kids special for the chief that make it easy for them to come and it really makes the experience pretty special. >> i'm sutro sue set i'm a chief 2, 3, 4 san francisco. >> that's what those classes afford me the opportunity it breakdown the barriers and is this is not scary this is our choice about you many times this is a feel good what it is that you give them is an opportunity you have to make it seem like it's there for them for the taking show them it is their and
they can do that. >> hi, i'm antonio the chief in san francisco. >> the majority of kids at that age in order to get them into food they need to see something simple and the evidence will show and easy to produce i want to make sure that people can do it with a bowl and spoon and burner and one pan. >> i like is the receipts that are simple and not feel like it's a burden to make foods the cohesives show something eased. >> i go for vera toilet so someone can't do it or its way out of their range we only use 6 ingredients i can afford 6 ingredient
what good is showing you them something they can't use but the sovereignties what are you going to do more me you're not successful. >> we made a vegetable stir-fry indicators he'd ginger and onion that is really affordable how to balance it was easy to make the food we present i loved it if i having had access to a kitchen i'd cook more. >> some of us have never had a kitchen not taught how to cookie wasn't taught how to cook. >> i have a great appreciation for programs that teach kids food and cooking it is one of the healthiest positive things you can communicate to people
that are very young. >> the more programs like the cooking project in general that can have a positive impact how our kids eat is really, really important i believe that everybody should venting to utilize the kitchen and meet other kids their age to identify they're not alone and their ways in which to pick yours up and move forward that. >> it is really important to me the opportunity exists and so i do everything in my power to keep it that. >> we'll have our new headquarters in the heart of the tenderloin at taylor and kushlg at the end of this summer 2014 we're really excited. >> a lot of the of the conditions in san francisco they have in the rest of the country
so our goal to 257bd or expand out of the san francisco in los angeles and then after that who know. >> we'd never want to tell people want to do or eat only provide the skills and the tools in case that's something people are 2rrd in doing. >> you can't buy a box of psyche you have to put them in the right vein and direction with the right kids with a right place address time those kids don't have this you have to instill they can do it they're good enough now to finding out figure out and find the future for
sustainability mission, even though the bikes are very minimal energy use. it still matters where the energy comes from and also part of the mission in sustainability is how we run everything, run our business. so having the lights come on with clean energy is important to us as well. we heard about cleanpowersf and learned they had commercial rates and signed up for that. it was super easy to sign up. our bookkeeper signed up online, it was like 15 minutes. nothing has changed, except now we have cleaner energy. it's an easy way to align your environmental proclivities and goals around climate change and it's so easy that it's hard to not want to do it, and it doesn't really add anything to the bill.