Expanding Healthy Food Access at Farmers’ Markets: KQED Covers Market Match Program & AB 1321 Update

Expanding Healthy Food Access at Farmers' Markets: KQED Covers Market Match Program & AB 1321 Update
From media to policy pathways, our program Market Match continues to gain exciting traction. The program was covered by KQED’s California Report, highlighting how the program works to help low-income shoppers afford healthy fruits & vegetables, and helps farmers increase their sales to make ends meet. At the same time, the piece shared how the… Read more »

Join Us to Clean-Up the Berkeley Shoreline, This Saturday, 7/18/15

Join Us to Clean-Up the Berkeley Shoreline, This Saturday, 7/18/15
For Plastic-Free July, we’re getting hands on with a shoreline clean-up in partnership with the City of Berkeley this Saturday. If you’re into citizen-science, volunteering, or thinking about how to solve the problem of plastic, this clean-up is for you. Clean-ups are like a real life treasure hunt, where the treasure is the feeling you… Read more »

Fossil Fuel by Rail Puts Vulnerable Communities at Risk – Rally in Oakland, 7/21/15

Fossil Fuel by Rail Puts Vulnerable Communities at Risk - Rally in Oakland, 7/21/15
We may have some of the strongest climate targets and policies in the country, but that doesn’t offer much comfort to Californians who live along railroads that are transporting coal and crude oil. A new report by Communities for a Better Environment and ForestEthics show that 80% of the people who live closest to the… Read more »

Potluck Lunch & Workshop for Plastic-Free July this Saturday, 7/11/15

Potluck Lunch & Workshop for Plastic-Free July this Saturday, 7/11/15
We’re big fans of local activist Beth Terry, who offers practical and friendly advice on how to reduce plastic in your life, no matter how much you currently use. This Saturday, she’s hosting a potluck lunch and plastic-free living workshop with us, to explore inspiration, challenges, and solutions to address our plastic problem. Beth will… Read more »

Ecology Center’s Recycling Director, Daniel Maher, Faces Unjust Deportation

Ecology Center's Recycling Director, Daniel Maher, Faces Unjust Deportation
The US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has seized the Ecology Center’s Recycling Director, Daniel Maher, and is detaining him indefinitely under the threat of immediate deportation to China. Daniel has been an integral part of the Ecology Center for almost a decade, leading Berkeley’s curbside recycling program. Daniel immigrated from Macau when he was… Read more »