2017 Good Government Awards: How Donny Oliveira Champions San Francisco’s Environmental Initiatives
March 29, 2017


The 2017 Good Government Awards, Held on March 22, recognized outstanding performances by Managers Working for the City and County of San Francisco.

Donnie Oliveira’s creative, inclusive and effective efforts help San Francisco achieve its ambitious environmental protection goals. An innovator of environmental messaging, Oliveira created clever, culturally sensitive public outreach campaigns like Real Foodies Compost, which promotes composting to millennials, and Chinatown Zero Waste, whose tagline “Turn Food Into Gold” connects composting to core community values. In 2014, he took on the challenge of figuring out how to communicate the city’s complex, 35-step Climate Action Plan to diverse audiences in just 30 seconds. Oliveira’s greatest impact may be his work to create a permanent entry-level jobs program within the department. Environment Now, launched in 2009, brings diverse San Franciscans into the environmental movement and has provided job training and skills development to more than 100 people while helping the city reach more communities with its message. 


2017 Good Government Awards: Donnie Oliveira from SPUR on Vimeo.


Learn about our other 2017 winners:

How Robert Beck Launched the Transformation of Treasure Island

How Eva Cheong Modernized Transportation at SFO

How the Zuckerberg Hospital Move Team Safely Relocated Patients and Staff

How the S.F. Benefits Net Team Streamlined Social Good

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