Zero Waste Week: Recycling Update, Local Tour on Unwanted & Imperfect Food, and Youth Convergence!

Zero Waste Week: Recycling Update, Local Tour on Unwanted & Imperfect Food, and Youth Convergence!
Interested in local food? How about local ugly or unwanted food? ​Join the Northern California Recycling Association’s (NCRA) tour of ​a local food scrap processing facility and anaerobic digestion facility. Marin Sanitary Service collects and processes ​food scraps ​and sends it to the Food 2 Energy digester where it is mixed with sewage and digested… Read more »

Bay Area Seed Swap & Celebration 3/18/16: THE Event of the Year for Local Gardeners!

Bay Area Seed Swap & Celebration 3/18/16: THE Event of the Year for Local Gardeners!
Join us for a fun and festive Annual Seed Exchange hosted by the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL). Come learn about seed libraries, seed law, swap home-grown garden seeds, share a potluck supper, enjoy live music with Mud Fence and the company of fantastic local gardeners and earth stewards. This event comes around every… Read more »

Tonight: Plastic-Free July Founder Rebecca Prince-Ruiz Talks about International Zero Waste Movement

Tonight: Plastic-Free July Founder Rebecca Prince-Ruiz Talks about International Zero Waste Movement
We welcome Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, visiting from Australia, to discuss how Plastic-Free July has grown into a world-wide phenomenon. The Ecology Center has been celebrating Plastic-Free July since 2014, in collaboration with activist and author Beth Terry, Berkeley’s Shorebird Park Nature Center, and other allies dedicated to pollution prevention. Come learn about how the Plastic-Free July… Read more »

USDA Under Secretary Concannon Visits Ecology Center Farmers’ Market to Shine Spotlight on SNAP and Farmers’ Markets for National Nutrition Month

USDA Under Secretary Concannon Visits Ecology Center Farmers' Market to Shine Spotlight on SNAP and Farmers' Markets for National Nutrition Month
On Tuesday, March 8th, USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon, the top official in charge of SNAP – formerly known as the Food Stamp Program – will be visiting the South Berkeley Farmers’ Market to celebrate National Nutrition Month and discuss the USDA’s goals of expanding SNAP (food stamp) accessibility at farmers’ markets across the country.… Read more »

Naomi Klein’s Best-Selling Book Is Now a Film! Join us at Screening of “This Changes Everything,” 3/5/16

Naomi Klein's Best-Selling Book Is Now a Film! Join us at Screening of "This Changes Everything," 3/5/16
What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Free film screening will be Saturday, March 5, at 10:30 AM at the Rialto Cinemas… Read more »