SHARP is stirring up the community pot with new programs! Soumyaa Kapil Behrens is a Strategic Media Specialist whose work focuses on geo-specific communities and communities engaged with the environment. This blog launches her work for SHARP, integrating news, member programs, and strategic partnerships in the Sunset Heights area aimed at bolstering the impact SHARP has on the community and creating new ways for members to benefit from SHARP’s philanthropic mission. Stay tuned for information on local news and views as well as details on SHARP’s exciting new small grants and free space initiatives. Very exciting times for the Sunset Heights hamlet!
Carla Short, Urban Forester from the Department of Public Works explains the ins and outs of the new Grey2Green sidewalk program that encourages residents to erect small gardens in lieu of concrete in front of their homes and businesses. The program helps trees that are already in place as well as provides a habitat for local birds and bees as well as putting water that normally goes down sewer drains to better use. You can learn more about the Grey2Green program at http://sfdpw.org/index.aspx?page=1393
GOP AND GREEN PARTY REPRESENT
SHARP welcomed a diverse set of political representatives to July’s meeting as well. Matt Shupe, newly minted Executive Director of the SF Republic Party, and Barry Hermanson, Green Party candidate for Congress. This combo proved for interesting discussion as Shupe distanced himself from the larger, national GOP, hoping folks could find common ground in SF. Hermanson took a more big picture approach, letting membership know why he still believed in the values of the Green Party and lauding the work of consumer advocate and Presidential candidate, Ralph Nader.
To learn more about the SF GOP: www.SFGOP.org
To learn more about the Green Party Candidate Barry Hermanson: firstname.lastname@example.org