Creating a Balanced Water Budget for Your Home with Dr. Elizabeth Dougherty, 11/10/16

Creating a Balanced Water Budget for Your Home with Dr. Elizabeth Dougherty, 11/10/16
As water agencies are straining to maintain a reliable water supply, there is a greater focus on local, sustainable water supplies. Up to this point, many of us have been disconnected from the water we use, and the water that we and our homes produce as a local supply. In this talk, Thursday, November 10… Read more »

Get Down with Poetry at Saturday Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market 10/1/16

Get Down with Poetry at Saturday Downtown Berkeley Farmers' Market 10/1/16
The weather has turned perfect for spending a Saturday in the park in Berkeley – just in time for special events to enrich your Farmers’ Market experience. On October 1st the Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival offers a celebration of words, writers, and the environment. Hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Hass, poet and essayist Jane… Read more »

Film Night? A Taste of Movies in the Ecology Center Library

Film Night? A Taste of Movies in the Ecology Center Library
By Nerine Ortiz-Pon, Ecology Center Youth Intern Within the Ecology Center, there is a section dedicated to films that are available to loan out – a mini-library. As long as you are a current member, you may borrow the movies you want to watch for two weeks, with a five at a time limit. I… Read more »

At Pie Ranch, Food Justice & Collaboration Draw Youth Together

At Pie Ranch, Food Justice & Collaboration Draw Youth Together
Written by Julia Cohen & Maria Mejia, Summer 2016 Youth Scholars On July 14, 2016, Rooted in Community gathered food and environmental youth justice groups from numerous cities in California to celebrate and share their work and interact as a larger community at Pie Ranch. Thirteen youth from Ecology Center’s Youth Environmental Academy attended. The… Read more »

UPDATE: Community Choice Vote Pulled from Alameda County Board of Supervisors Meeting, 8/2

UPDATE: Community Choice Vote Pulled from Alameda County Board of Supervisors Meeting, 8/2
UPDATE: Advocates of Community Choice Energy were surprised to learn of an 11th hour decision to pull the discussion and vote from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, August 2nd. Community Choice advocates are still encouraged to speak during public comment, even though the item is no longer on the agenda: 9:45 Read more »