This year, the hills by my house didn’t turn green until late February. Although big drops of hope fall outside my window as I write, it gives me a false sense that everything will be okay, that perhaps we are not facing the biggest drought in many people’s lifetimes. I say this because this system… Read more »
This weekend, hundreds of young people were arrested in front of the White House at a protest against the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Student groups came from across the country to participate, and they had powerful messages for President Obama, with signs saying “Stop investing in the destruction of our future,” “We tar sands,” “Stop… Read more »
Join this free, healthy event and take a step toward better health, alongside physicians, public health champions and neighbors! Next Saturday, March 8th from 10 – 1 PM in San Pablo Park in Berkeley, health screenings, resources, giveaways, raffle prizes and speakers will support all of us in getting healthier together.
Why walk? Daily exercise… Read more »
Join us for an evening presentation by greywater experts from Greywater Action. Find out if a greywater system is a good match for your home and landscape. Come to learn about common types of systems, advantages and limitations of different systems, plant friendly soaps and products, calculating water savings, costs, and codes and regulations.
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High rates of obesity and diabetes have been linked to drinking soda and other sweetened beverages. The good news? There’s a variety of solutions to protect our health and keep healthcare costs down. Berkeley’s proposed Healthy Child Initiative, putting a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks, is one route that’s been shown would reduce consumption, and… Read more »