Exposing Dow Chemical’s Greenwashing

Exposing Dow Chemical's Greenwashing

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 »

Berkeley Patch Recognizes Ecology Center

Berkeley Patch Recognizes Ecology Center

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 »

New Seed Library in East Palo Alto

New Seed Library in East Palo Alto

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 »