The Down and Dirty: Soil Building Workshop, 8/9/15

The Down and Dirty: Soil Building Workshop, 8/9/15
How do you grow more productive, greener, and healthier gardens and farms, with less time and money? The secret is soil – healthy, living soil, that is. Join soil scientist, author, and former agricultural extension instructor, Elizabeth (Ea) Murphy, for a free, 2-hour workshop unlocking the secrets of living soil. Learn how to recognize healthy… Read more »

Ecology Center and the Future of SNAP

Ecology Center and the Future of SNAP
The Ecology Center is at the forefront of policy discussions to improve health outcomes among the nation’s most vulnerable communities. On May 29th, 2015, the Ecology Center’s Executive Director, Martin Bourque, presented as a featured speaker at The Future of SNAP? Improving Nutrition Policy to Ensure Health and Food Equity. Hosted by the Berkeley Food… Read more »

Plastic-Free July Show & Tell, Solutions Share & Picnic, 8/1/15

Plastic-Free July Show & Tell, Solutions Share & Picnic, 8/1/15
Get together with Beth Terry and Ecology Center staff this Saturday at the Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market for a casual picnic for Plastic-Free July! Bring any disposable plastic items you collected during Plastic-Free July. What were the hardest items or categories to reduce your plastic consumption of? Share challenges and successes and help others reduce… Read more »

From Here to China: Secrets of the Plastic Recycling Industry, 7/30/15

From Here to China: Secrets of the Plastic Recycling Industry, 7/30/15
Why do we send so much of our plastic waste to China for recycling? What actually happens to it once it’s there? Why don’t we handle our own plastic waste? With its “Green Fence” policy, China has become choosier about the plastic waste it accepts, while US residents are creating more plastic waste than ever.… Read more »

Why Is there Plastic in this Soap?

Why Is there Plastic in this Soap?
Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic that are used in bodycare products like toothpaste and face washes to help scrub (and begs the question: why?!). After they do the job that natural alternatives have done for thousands of years, they get washed down the drain. These tiny pieces of plastic are so small, water treatment… Read more »