Watersong Summit This Sunday, 1/17/16 to Explore Sustainable Water Solutions

Watersong Summit This Sunday, 1/17/16 to Explore Sustainable Water Solutions
This Sunday, we’ll be part of the Watersong Summit, an event that brings together innovative solutions, learning, and conversation on water. Part block party, part conference, and part design expo, the event begins during the day with a FREE musical walking tour. Follow behind New Orleans-style marching band MJ’s Brass Boppers on a West Oakland… Read more »

Speak Up Again to Protect Rooftop Solar in California – Utilities Are Pushing Back on CPUC’s Net Metering Decision

Speak Up Again to Protect Rooftop Solar in California - Utilities Are Pushing Back on CPUC's Net Metering Decision
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) continues to be the center of action for climate activists working to expand local, clean energy generation in our communities. The CPUC is tasked with regulating the utility companies, which have a virtual monopoly on energy production and distribution in our state. These big, investor-owned utilities have historically influenced… Read more »

Ecology Center Hosts Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Tour of Local Food Justice Movement

Ecology Center Hosts Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Tour of Local Food Justice Movement
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation hosted their national public health conference in Oakland last month, and reached out to the Ecology Center to host a tour to visit local food justice sites. Ecology Center’s Executive Director, Martin Bourque, led participants through an overview of the rich history of food justice and school & community gardens… Read more »

“Climate Action Now!” Report Back from Paris + Local Updates, 1/7/16

“Climate Action Now!” Report Back from Paris + Local Updates, 1/7/16
What really happened at the Paris Climate Talks and what does it mean now that they are over? Why does local action matter? Hear first hand from: Kathy Dervin, 350 Bay Area; Andy Katz, Sierra Club; and Tom & Jane Kelly representing Community Choice Energy. Learn about the City of Berkeley’s progress in reaching its… Read more »

We’ve Made Big Strides this Year

We've Made Big Strides this Year
2015 has been quite a year! We have had several exciting successes this year, as we continued to provide daily direct services to our community. Our classes and events have received record attendance, our farmers’ markets finished the year strong, and we continue to advance our Zero Waste goals. We succeeded in passing legislation in… Read more »