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Sustainability Plan / Public Information and Education / Indicators

Number of schools that integrate and progressively update environmental education in their curricula.

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Conservation and waste reduction as measured by volume of garbage produced per capita and units of electricity used per capita.

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Number of volunteers working on environmental projects as measured through the largest volunteer clearinghouse that refers or mobilizes people to do community service.

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An upward-pointing arrow indicates that the measurement should rise if the City is moving in the right direction; a downward-pointing arrow indicates that the measurement should fall.

These indicators, sampled on a regular basis, will give a birdís-eye view of whether San Francisco is moving toward or away from a sustainable future. Of course, none of the topics are completely covered by the few listed indicators, and there are certainly infinitely more things that could be tracked. These ongoing measures are meant to give an overall indication of whether the City is moving in the right direction, and provide a way of measuring significant trends without entailing major new expense for data-collection. Baselines for these indicators have yet to be researched.