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 Program Schedules this Week for July 4th Holiday

Ecology Center Program Schedules this Week for July 4th Holiday
This is the schedule for Ecology Center’s programs and services for the holiday, July 3-4th : Farmers’ Market – Thursday North Berkeley Farmers’ Market runs as usual; Saturday Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market runs as usual. Recycling – Curbside recycling operates its usual schedule and routes this week. Store – Open on Friday and Saturday, regular… Read more »

$2.5M for Nutrition Incentives Chopped from State Budget, but AB 1321 is Still in Play

$2.5M for Nutrition Incentives Chopped from State Budget, but AB 1321 is Still in Play
Last week in Sacramento, the $2.5 million in nutrition incentives that we’ve been lobbying for was dropped during the 2015-2016 budget negotiation between the legislature and the governor. However, AB 1321 is still in play- the bill would set up the infrastructure necessary to administer a nutrition incentive grant program, once funding is secured. The… Read more »

Tell Public Utility Commission: We Need Equitable Electricity Rates that Encourage Conservation

Tell Public Utility Commission: We Need Equitable Electricity Rates that Encourage Conservation
On Thursday, the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) has a vote on Item 43, which could change residential electricity rates. They need to hear from us: don’t take us backwards! Item 43 will raise rates on 90% of customers, give a big break to the biggest energy hogs, and slow solar adoption. We need rates… Read more »

Local Restaurant Lalime’s Celebrates Their 30th Year with Benefit Dinner for Youth Program, 6/29/15

Local Restaurant Lalime's Celebrates Their 30th Year with Benefit Dinner for Youth Program, 6/29/15
Save the date to eat, sip, and support our youth program! Lalime’s is celebrating thirty years in business with a dinner party that will give back to the community. We are honored that they are donating proceeds to support our Youth Environmental Academy (YEA). YEA is a green leadership development program that offers paid internships… Read more »