Join Us to Clean-Up the Berkeley Shoreline, This Saturday, 7/18/15

Join Us to Clean-Up the Berkeley Shoreline, This Saturday, 7/18/15
For Plastic-Free July, we’re getting hands on with a shoreline clean-up in partnership with the City of Berkeley this Saturday. If you’re into citizen-science, volunteering, or thinking about how to solve the problem of plastic, this clean-up is for you. Clean-ups are like a real life treasure hunt, where the treasure is the feeling you… Read more »

Fossil Fuel by Rail Puts Vulnerable Communities at Risk – Rally in Oakland, 7/21/15

Fossil Fuel by Rail Puts Vulnerable Communities at Risk - Rally in Oakland, 7/21/15
We may have some of the strongest climate targets and policies in the country, but that doesn’t offer much comfort to Californians who live along railroads that are transporting coal and crude oil. A new report by Communities for a Better Environment and ForestEthics show that 80% of the people who live closest to the… Read more »

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 »