As Groundwater Tables Drop, So Does the Land in the Central Valley

As Groundwater Tables Drop, So Does the Land in the Central Valley

Earlier this month, we posted about how the drought is impacting different farmers in our Farmers’ Markets. One of the big impacts is that surface water delivery has been cut off in many agricultural areas of the state, so farmers have resorted to pumping groundwater to keep their farms in business.
Unlike surface water, groundwater… Read more »

Tonight! Keep Dangerous Fracked Oil Out of Berkeley

Tonight! Keep Dangerous Fracked Oil Out of Berkeley

Oil companies in the Bay Area have proposed plans to move explosive fracked crude oil through major Bay Area cities, using the same tracks as Amtrak’s passenger rail line. This move puts all the cities along the path of this rail route at risk, including Richmond, Berkeley, Oakland and San Jose. This region has a… Read more »

EcoHouse Drought Strategy Tour, 4/6/14

EcoHouse Drought Strategy Tour, 4/6/14

California’s severe drought reminds us it’s time to get serious about water conservation. Get the information and inspiration you need at our tour of the EcoHouse, Sunday, April 6th, from 10 – 1 PM.
Join us for an in-depth slide show and presentation on water ecology and innovative water recycling solutions. Learn ways to turn… Read more »

War Against Diabetes Is Being Waged in Berkeley

War Against Diabetes Is Being Waged in Berkeley

1 in 2 children of color will get diabetes in their lifetime. This is one of the main reasons why the Ecology Center is involved in the Healthy Child Initiative, the effort to put a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages. We have linked a factor in our environment that is making us sick and killing… Read more »

Two Climate Actions You Can Take This Week

Two Climate Actions You Can Take This Week

What kind of environment do you want to live in five years from now? You can make a healthy climate and a healthy community part of your vision by taking two actions today: asking your State Senator to support the Charge Ahead California Initiative (SB 1275), and urging BAAQMD to halt new oil infrastructure projects.… Read more »