Get Down with Poetry at Saturday Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market 10/1/16

Get Down with Poetry at Saturday Downtown Berkeley Farmers' Market 10/1/16
The weather has turned perfect for spending a Saturday in the park in Berkeley – just in time for special events to enrich your Farmers’ Market experience. On October 1st the Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival offers a celebration of words, writers, and the environment. Hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Hass, poet and essayist Jane… Read more »

Berkeley High Freshmen Start School Year with Free Water Bottles Thanks to Soda Tax

Berkeley High Freshmen Start School Year with Free Water Bottles Thanks to Soda Tax
[Press Release]  As classes start this week, 700 students entering Berkeley High are going to school with free, stainless steel, reusable water bottles. Made by the Chico-based company Klean Kanteen, the water bottles were distributed at freshman orientation by Youth Scholars from the Ecology Center’s Youth Environmental Academy. This water bottle giveaway was funded by… Read more »

Film Night? A Taste of Movies in the Ecology Center Library

Film Night? A Taste of Movies in the Ecology Center Library
By Nerine Ortiz-Pon, Ecology Center Youth Intern Within the Ecology Center, there is a section dedicated to films that are available to loan out – a mini-library. As long as you are a current member, you may borrow the movies you want to watch for two weeks, with a five at a time limit. I… Read more »

At Pie Ranch, Food Justice & Collaboration Draw Youth Together

At Pie Ranch, Food Justice & Collaboration Draw Youth Together
Written by Julia Cohen & Maria Mejia, Summer 2016 Youth Scholars On July 14, 2016, Rooted in Community gathered food and environmental youth justice groups from numerous cities in California to celebrate and share their work and interact as a larger community at Pie Ranch. Thirteen youth from Ecology Center’s Youth Environmental Academy attended. The… Read more »