The Science of Sugar & Its Bitter Impact on Health, 9/4/14

The Science of Sugar & Its Bitter Impact on Health, 9/4/14

Are all calories the same? What’s all the fuss about sugar? Sugary drinks are causing health epidemics and driving up medical costs. At a panel… Read more »
Update: City Council Votes Unanimously to Place Soda Tax on Berkeley Ballot

Update: City Council Votes Unanimously to Place Soda Tax on Berkeley Ballot

On Tuesday July 1, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously and enthusiastically to place a soda tax measure on the November 2014 ballot. If voters… Read more »
Jack Johnson Doubles Your Ecology Center Donations!

Jack Johnson Doubles Your Ecology Center Donations!

Jack Johnson and his social action network, All at Once, are passionate about sustainable, local food systems and Plastic-Free initiatives, and so are we! They… Read more »
This Week in LA Times: Market Match Is Poised to Expand in California, Bringing More Healthy Food for SNAP Recipients

This Week in LA Times: Market Match Is Poised to Expand in California, Bringing More Healthy Food for SNAP Recipients

The LA Times is on a roll! They followed up last month’s article on the expansion of Market Match in LA County with a piece… Read more »

Walk and Talk for Measure D, Berkeley’s Soda Tax

Walk and Talk for Measure D, Berkeley's Soda Tax
The Ecology Center strongly supports the Berkeley Soda Tax, which will be on the ballot in November. We are part of a wide grassroots effort, fighting for the health of the next generation. August and September are prime times for canvassing and phone banking for the Berkeley vs. Big Soda campaign, so we urge our… Read more »

Healthy Food Access at Farmers’ Markets Is Making Huge Strides Nationwide

Healthy Food Access at Farmers' Markets Is Making Huge Strides Nationwide
According to the national Farmers’ Market Coalition, $16.6 million in SNAP benefits were redeemed at farmers’ markets nationally in 2013. That’s a sharp increase from $4.2 million just five years ago. The number of farmers’ markets is also on the rise. If these trends continue, it could mean good changes for what’s on the plates… Read more »

The Science of Sugar & Its Bitter Impact on Health, 9/4/14

The Science of Sugar & Its Bitter Impact on Health, 9/4/14
Are all calories the same? What’s all the fuss about sugar? Sugary drinks are causing health epidemics and driving up medical costs. At a panel event at the Hillside Club on September 4, Robert Lustig, John Swartzberg, June Tester, and Pat Crawford will share the latest research and discuss the impact on our future. This… Read more »

Last Chance to Save Community Clean Energy in California

Last Chance to Save Community Clean Energy in California
We’ve been tracking AB 2145, the proposed bill that threatens community choice clean energy programs. The grassroots effort to stop this bill is coming to a head tomorrow, when it will either move for a vote on the Senate floor, or remain in the Senate Appropriations Suspense File – essentially killing it. You can help… Read more »

We Joined 14,000 People from 68 Countries for Plastic-Free July

We Joined 14,000 People from 68 Countries for Plastic-Free July
The Ecology Center recently ran an event series for Plastic-Free July, a global effort to reduce single-use, disposable plastics. We got 75 local participants involved, joining 14,000 people from 68 countries. We learned a lot and can’t wait to do it again next year. You can help us get there, and build on this year’s… Read more »