Recently, the Ecology Center held a Regenerating Solutions Salon on the topic of greenwashing. Here’s an example of a company’s greenwashing attempt, and a great response to counter it!
When a PR firm working for Dow Chemical contacted Anna Lappé, author of Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your … Read more »
The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently ruled that large organic farms can now sue for lost crops and damages caused by the illegal trespassing of pesticides and herbicides on its property. For certified organic farms, even a small bit of contamination from pesticide drift can result in the loss of a whole season’s crops, and… Read more »
Berkeley Patch recently published a post highlighting all the various services we offer at our Environmental Resource Center. Did you know that in addition to our curbside recycling program, farmers’ markets, and retail store, we offer free services, many of which are accessible online? And for members, we have a variety of books and DVDs… Read more »
The Ecology Center houses the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL), a sponsored project that allows members of the public to come in and sign up to trade seeds. Inspired by BASIL, Richmond resident Rebecca Newburn started a seed lending library at the Richmond Public Library last May. (Rebecca’s leading a seed saving class at… Read more »
Last week the California state Senate passed a bipartisan bill to cut Styrofoam waste — potentially saving the lives of thousands of marine birds and mammals. Now the pressure’s on to get the bill through the Assembly, where the fight will be even tougher. Tell your Assembly member to vote in support of bill SB… Read more »