People’s Climate Train Left for New York, with Ecology Center’s Kad Smith On Board

People's Climate Train Left for New York, with Ecology Center's Kad Smith On Board
A crowd gathered this morning to send over 100 Bay Area climate activists off on the People’s Climate Train. They’ll travel cross country by train, with workshops on board, and whistlestop rallies at cities along the route. By Sunday, they’ll be in New York, joining the largest climate mobilization in history. On board is Ecology… Read more »

Save the Date: Mexico’s Soda Tax with Raj Patel, 9/27/14

Save the Date: Mexico's Soda Tax with Raj Patel, 9/27/14
A year ago, Mexico was the first in the world to pass a national soda tax, to combat the world’s highest obesity rate. Early results show that the tax has effectively reduced sales of soda by 10%. What can we learn from our neighbor about protecting our kids’ health? Is Mexico’s effort to curb excess… Read more »

Farmers’ Market Special Events: Readers-to-Eaters Children’s Book Launch 9/18/14 and String Band Contest 9/20/14

Farmers' Market Special Events: Readers-to-Eaters Children's Book Launch 9/18/14 and String Band Contest 9/20/14
Two festive events are coming to our Farmers’ Markets next week. First up, celebrate the launch of two food-centric children’s books with Readers-to-Eaters at our Thursday North Berkeley Farmers’ Market. Author Katherine Pryor will read her book Sylvia’s Spinach, followed by author Jacqueline Briggs Martin sharing her all new book Alice Waters and the Trip… Read more »

Second Event in Soda Series: Soda & Kids, 9/13/14

Second Event in Soda Series: Soda & Kids, 9/13/14
Participants left our first Soda Series event last night with tons of information about the unique ways sugary drinks are absorbed by our bodies. Panelists also shared why we need to take action: sugar sweetened beverages are contributing to an expensive and harmful diabetes epidemic sweeping through this generation. Our next event focuses on the… Read more »

Two Wins in Sacramento for Local, Clean Energy, and California’s Bag Ban!

Two Wins in Sacramento for Local, Clean Energy, and California's Bag Ban!
Two state bills that we’ve been tracking had great victories last week! AB 2145, a bill that would have destroyed Community Choice Energy programs, died without a vote at the close of the legislative session. California also will be the first state in the country to have a statewide plastic bag ban thanks to SB… Read more »