Remember Your Reusables for Plastic-Free Week at Berkeley Farmers’ Markets, 7/19-7/23/16

Remember Your Reusables for Plastic-Free Week at Berkeley Farmers' Markets, 7/19-7/23/16
All three farmers’ markets will have special visitors, promotions, and activities to go plastic-free this week. Have you ever seen the bag monster? Prizes: Show us your reusable container or cup in action at the Farmers’ Market info booth and enter to win a basket of fresh produce. Snap a picture, tag @EcologyCenter on Facebook… Read more »

Remove Plastic Pollution from the Bay at Shoreline Cleanup this Saturday, 7/16/16

Remove Plastic Pollution from the Bay at Shoreline Cleanup this Saturday, 7/16/16
Be hands-on in removing plastic from our bay! Join the Berkeley Marina Experience Programs this Saturday, July 16 for a shoreline cleanup. We’ll head out to collect litter and record data, which will help change laws to improve the health of our ecosystem. A speaker will share updates on California’s bag ban – a critical… Read more »

Plastic-Free July Inspiration: Jackie Omania’s Zero Waste Classroom at Oxford Elementary

Plastic-Free July Inspiration: Jackie Omania's Zero Waste Classroom at Oxford Elementary
Note from the Ecology Center: Jackie’s inspiration to create a Zero Waste classroom came last summer from an Ecology Center event on plastic. We’ve hosted activities for Plastic-Free July again this year. This interview with filmmaker Wang Jiuliang offers a snapshot of the film that compelled Jackie to take action. Reposted with permission from Berkeley Read more »

Plastic-Free July is Here! Post Photos for our Plastic Pollution & Solutions Photo Contest

Plastic-Free July is Here! Post Photos for our Plastic Pollution & Solutions Photo Contest
Plastic-Free July is an international effort to stem the tide of plastic pollution. Ecology Center’s Plastic-Free July events include many opportunities to learn about and reduce plastic waste, from shoreline cleanups to hands-on workshops, films, and talks with experts. Visit ecologycenter.org/plastic-free-july for details. Enter our online Plastic Pollution & Solutions photo contest! Take photos of… Read more »

Plastic-Free July Solutions Salon: Short Films & Discussion with Beth Terry, 7/7/16

Plastic-Free July Solutions Salon: Short Films & Discussion with Beth Terry, 7/7/16
Led by plastic-free activist and author Beth Terry, Ecology Center, Transition Berkeley, and the BFUU Social Justice Committee present an evening of short films and plastic-free ideas to inspire your zero waste efforts! Join us to view an assortment of short films about plastic pollution and consumption, share our triumphs and challenges around reducing plastic… Read more »