Environmentalism Is Patriotic

Environmentalism Is Patriotic
4th of July Special: We celebrate these Americans, who love their country by standing up for clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. Here are some feel-good stories. If you know of others, please share!  Check out this story from North Omaha, Nebraska: residents won a change of heart from their public power district, resulting… Read more »

July 4th Schedule for Ecology Center Programs

July 4th Schedule for Ecology Center Programs
The Ecology Center Store, office and environmental services will be closed on Friday in observance of the 4th of July holiday. We will be open with regular hours on Saturday and Sunday. Recycling pick up will be operating as usual on Friday. The Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market will be operating also as usual on Saturday.… Read more »

Plastic-Free July Workshop #1, 6/29/14

Plastic-Free July Workshop #1, 6/29/14
Have you ever tried to cut down your plastic-use? It’s easier to get started with support from those who have done it before, and to stay motivated by joining a group of others to kick the plastic habit together. Get inspired with ideas to reduce your plastic use at Plastic-Free July Workshop #1, Sunday, June… Read more »

No on AB 2145: Stop the Monopoly Power Grab

No on AB 2145: Stop the Monopoly Power Grab
The Senate Energy Committee is voting today, June 23rd on AB 2145. If passed, the bill would make it harder for local renewable energy programs to get started, securing the monopoly existing utilities hold on our energy services. A “no” vote at this committee would stop it in its tracks. The vote will be at… Read more »

Join Plastic-Free July, Film and Discussion: “Plastic Paradise,” 6/26/14

Join Plastic-Free July, Film and Discussion: "Plastic Paradise," 6/26/14
Join the Ecology Center and our team of plastic-free activists and organizations in taking the Plastic-Free July challenge. Our first event to get you ready for the month-long challenge is a panel discussion and film screening of “Plastic Paradise,” on Thursday, June 26th. “Plastic Paradise” explores the problem of plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean.… Read more »