On March 28th, 2016 the Ecology Center released “Berkeley vs. Big Soda,” a short film that tells the story of how a community fought the powerful beverage industry to pass a tax on the distribution of sugary beverages.
The movie features campaign footage and is told by the diverse coalition members that coalesced to support… Read more »
Earlier this month, a very special guest came to our farmers’ market: United States Department of Agriculture’s Undersecretary of Agriculture Kevin Concannon visited for National Nutrition Month! Our staff met with Undersecretary Concannon to discuss CalFresh (California’s food stamps, referred to as SNAP nationally) access at farmers’ markets and incentives like Market Match. Our Market… Read more »
Meditation centers. Daylighted creeks. Purple pipes flowing with clean, free water. Trees, wildlife, fish, and a bird island. Pedestrian and bicycle bridges. Green roofs. Greywater systems. Permeable surfaces. Drinking fountains (to encourage drinking water, not soda). Tiny houses. Solar panels. What do these concepts have in common?
These are just some of the solutions that… Read more »
Interested in local food? How about local ugly or unwanted food? Join the Northern California Recycling Association’s (NCRA) tour of a local food scrap processing facility and anaerobic digestion facility. Marin Sanitary Service collects and processes food scraps and sends it to the Food 2 Energy digester where it is mixed with sewage and digested… Read more »
Join us for a fun and festive Annual Seed Exchange hosted by the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL). Come learn about seed libraries, seed law, swap home-grown garden seeds, share a potluck supper, enjoy live music with Mud Fence and the company of fantastic local gardeners and earth stewards.
This event comes around every… Read more »