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All Tours are tailor made and can be crafted to include any topics - according to your group's interests.

Green Corridor | Green San Francisco Tour | Rethinking Waste | Green Building | Future in Green Jobs | Water | Agriculture |Renewable Energy | Products & Services | Shared Solutions | Transportation



Green Corridor Overview

The Green Corridor tour focuses on the rich resources of one particular city or a select visit incorporating more than one municipality and several topics from below. Explore San Francisco’s East Bay – known as “The Green Corridor” – home of sustainable/green economy and alternative energy movement for decades.  In 2007, the mayors of Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond and Emeryville joined forces with UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau and Lawrence Berkeley Lab Director Steven Chu (now US Secretary of Energy) and announced a collaborative effort to turn SF Bay’s east shore into the engine for the 21st-century.

Now formally established as one of the world’s leading centers of environmental innovation, alternative energy research and green business, the East Bay is poised to be the 'Silicon Valley' equivalent for the green economy. Check out the Green Corridor!

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Green San Francisco Tour

There's no better place to get an exciting firsthand look at pioneering innovators in sustainability than San Francisco, the nation's environmental epicenter! From Farmers' Markets and Urban Farms to recycled messenger bags. Explore what makes San Francisco the nation's Environmental Epicenter. View an example itinierary here.


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Green Products & Services

Explore 'behind the scenes' at sustainable product manufacturers and with service professionals to learn what goes into planning a sustainable enterprise and how businesses are greening their supply chain from start to finish!

Pictured: Grateful Body. Link to video.


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Alternative Transportation

Learn about electric and bio-diesel cars, sustainable auto care, and sustainable practices from green-certified automotive professionals.
Get a head start and gain knowledge about solar energy technology and real world applications that are transforming the building landscape, the future of the smart grid, energy upgrade programs and free resources for energy efficiency from industry professionals.

Pictured: Art's Automotive. Link to video.

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Re-thinking Waste

One person's garbage is another's gold. Meet the innovators who are responsible for keeping tons of reusable materials out of the landfill, and experience how waste is transformed into valuable products through creative re-use and recycling. This tour includes visits to: a transfer station, Altamont Landfill, Urban Ore, Omega Salvage, Back to the Roots, and other innovative models of re-use and sustainability.

Pictured: Altamont Landfill


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Sustainable Agriculture

  • Farm to Fork
  • Innovative Urban Gardening
  • Walking Tour of Sustainable Restaurants

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at a local, sustainable restaurant. Then discover where the food on your fork is grown! Pick fresh fruit straight from the trees, learn about local food sources and the nitty gritty of how sustainable farmers care for the land while bringing food to your table.

Look at pictures from our last tour!


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Architecture & Green Building

Walk through cutting-edge green buildings and architecture; see old cars converted into the siding of a gorgeous contemporary home. Learn how glass bottles are transformed into beautiful countertops and get answers from experts about healthy, energy- and resource-efficient buildings and product resources.

Pictured: Urban Ore


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Futures in Green Collar Jobs

Designed for young adults to learn about the variety of specialized trades in the emerging green economy, including: solar panel installation, energy efficiency auditing, and automotive repair, green building contracting. Learn More: Green For All
Pictured: Solar Richmond/RichmondBUILD trainees

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Types of Transportation:

  • Cozy Vans

  • Comfy Charter Buses

  • Teacher With a Bus

  • Eco Excursions Buses

  • Mexican Bus

Thanks to Michael's Transportation and EcoExcursions for supporting Bay Area Green Tours!

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EcoExcursions Bio-Bus!
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Interior of EcoExcursions Bio-Buses