Gas or Charcoal for Your Summer Barbecues?

Gas or Charcoal for Your Summer Barbecues?
Time outdoors, fresh and flavorful food, family and friends are all things to love about summer barbecues. What we don’t love? Side effects like hazardous smoke and carbon emissions. What options do grillers have, and how does their environmental impact stack up? The two traditional choices are charcoal or gas grills. At our Store, we… Read more »

“Well, Being” Event, 7/13/14

"Well, Being" Event, 7/13/14
This Sunday, the Ecology Center is collaborating on a unique event. The Kala Art Institute and UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design have partnered to facilitate a series of public art projects located in South-West Berkeley along San Pablo Avenue. The project, Well, Being poses silent walking/movement meditations as explorations of the following questions: “What… Read more »

Workshop: Plastic-Free Show and Tell, 7/13/14

Workshop: Plastic-Free Show and Tell, 7/13/14
Our series for Plastic-Free July continues this weekend with a workshop focused on the hard-to-replace plastic items in your day to day. Participants are invited to bring any plastic items that accumulate and we will share tips and strategies for eliminating them going forward. Beth Terry will be leading this workshop, lending her experience from… Read more »

Environmentalism Is Patriotic

Environmentalism Is Patriotic
4th of July Special: We celebrate these Americans, who love their country by standing up for clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. Here are some feel-good stories. If you know of others, please share!  Check out this story from North Omaha, Nebraska: residents won a change of heart from their public power district, resulting… Read more »

July 4th Schedule for Ecology Center Programs

July 4th Schedule for Ecology Center Programs
The Ecology Center Store, office and environmental services will be closed on Friday in observance of the 4th of July holiday. We will be open with regular hours on Saturday and Sunday. Recycling pick up will be operating as usual on Friday. The Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market will be operating also as usual on Saturday.… Read more »