The use of solar power has significantly evolved over time. Gone are the days of large heavy panels with specific uses, now users can carry lightweight portable cells to power their lives. Portside musician John Clarke uses solar power to power his guitar amp -- a Sustainability Story we just had to share!
The Wharf's own Chloe Fine Arts has been featured as an Energy Efficiency Champion by SF Environment's Energy Watch program for being the first art gallery to switch to LED lighting through the program. Learn how you too can benefit from this program, and be part of the growing energy efficient community at Fisherman’s Wharf.
A Bee Well Production, LLC has installed Honeybee Hives on the roof of the Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf and at six other hotels roofs in San Francisco. This initiative will help re-populate the bee population, and produces delicious honey. Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf has donated the proceeds of their honey sales to various charities.
Since 2008 Fish Revolution has partnered with industry members in every area of the seafood supply chain to shift millions of dollars of annual revenue away from harmful fishing and aquaculture practices. In 2011 they partnered with Fog Harbor Fish House to establish the first 100% sustainable seafood restaurant on PIER 39. Fish Revolution also joined Pier Market, Wipeout Bar & Grill, and Scoma's on their journey to become 100% sustainable.
"Green Waves", Blue & Gold Fleet's Environmental Management System is considered part of their overall business strategy. Environmental issues such as pollution prevention and water usage are relevant to their operation. "Green Waves" reflects Blue & Gold Fleet's strong proactive environmental commitment to the communities they serve in the San Francisco Bay area, and being ISO 14001 certified provides customers and stakeholders assurance that they are actively engaged in proper implementation of their Environmental Management System standard.
Aquarium of the Bay Reduces their plastic footprint in a variety of ways:
- Encouraging all staff to follow Zero Waste principles
- Requiring that events held there abide by Zero Waste guidelines
- Recycling much of the plastic packaging they receive in retail shipments
- In 2015, Aquarium of the Bay recycled about 4 cubic yards of film plastic, which means that about two standard pickup truck beds worth of plastic is not infinitely sitting in the landfill.