Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday Street is an event celebrated every year in San Francisco. This year, they have decided to expand the outdoor community event in a more successful way by adding more dates and including more neighborhoods. Last year was the first year celebration hosted by San Francisco and few events and celebration were made regarding health, fitness and community. Sunday street event got inspiration from a 30 year old program of Bogota Columbia and similar events took part in other locations like Japan and Ukraine.
In Sunday Streets, new neighborhoods including bayview, civic center and western addition were also included. The city streets neighborhoods designated for the Sunday streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from 10 Am to 3 Pm and opens to pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-motorized activities. Participants are invited to join groups along the event route such as yoga and fitness clinics, children's art activities and community related groups. It is an opportunity for out of town tourist to enjoy the San Francisco events.
Dates and Locations
- April 11 - Grest Highway
- April 18 - Bayview
- May 23 - Bayview
- June 20 - Mission
- July 11 - Mission
- August 22 - Great Highway, Golden Gate Park
- September 19 - Western Addition
- October 24 - Civic Center, Tenderloin
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
As earth day is coming ahead, everywhere around the world started to be the part of earth hour.
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge becomes dark for an hour on earth day. Even, other American attractions will also become dark. It includes Mount Rushmore and all 110 storeys of Chicago's sears tower. Other monuments include Sydney Opera House in Australia followed by variety of famous monuments in other countries like the Forbidden City and even the Pyramids in Egypt.
Earth Hour is started in the year 2007 in Sydney Australia and was designed to make the people aware of the environment. The event becomes more popular and the big businesses are also joining their hands. It includes coca-cola, McDonalds and the internet giant, Google.
The popular social media sites like twitter and facebook also go for earth hour. Using special applications, they make their on-screen displays dark for earth hour.
A San Francisco resident Wrendy Caponi says that not only the landmarks like golden gate bridge will participate in earth hour, but millions of homes in 125 countries worldwide will also be turning off their lights to mark the occasion.
United Nations Secretary General, ban ki-moon said that the campaign which is now in its fourth year is both a warning and a beacon of hope. Residents of San Francisco who wish to take part in earth hour should turn off their lights and go dark at 8.30 pm.