East Bay, it’s our turn to choose Clean Power! Alameda County Vote on CCA 8/2

East Bay, it’s our turn to choose Clean Power! Alameda County Vote on CCA 8/2
On Tuesday, August 2, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will vote on the formation of East Bay Community Energy, a community choice aggregation (CCA) program, also known as community choice energy (CCE).  Aggregate what? In this case, electricity. CCA is a wonky name for group purchasing electricity. Community choice aggregation allows local governments to… Read more »

Remember Your Reusables for Plastic-Free Week at Berkeley Farmers’ Markets, 7/19-7/23/16

Remember Your Reusables for Plastic-Free Week at Berkeley Farmers' Markets, 7/19-7/23/16
All three farmers’ markets will have special visitors, promotions, and activities to go plastic-free this week. Have you ever seen the bag monster? Prizes: Show us your reusable container or cup in action at the Farmers’ Market info booth and enter to win a basket of fresh produce. Snap a picture, tag @EcologyCenter on Facebook… Read more »

Plastic-Free July Inspiration: Jackie Omania’s Zero Waste Classroom at Oxford Elementary

Plastic-Free July Inspiration: Jackie Omania's Zero Waste Classroom at Oxford Elementary
Note from the Ecology Center: Jackie’s inspiration to create a Zero Waste classroom came last summer from an Ecology Center event on plastic. We’ve hosted activities for Plastic-Free July again this year. This interview with filmmaker Wang Jiuliang offers a snapshot of the film that compelled Jackie to take action. Reposted with permission from Berkeley Read more »

Plastic-Free July is Here! Post Photos for our Plastic Pollution & Solutions Photo Contest

Plastic-Free July is Here! Post Photos for our Plastic Pollution & Solutions Photo Contest
Plastic-Free July is an international effort to stem the tide of plastic pollution. Ecology Center’s Plastic-Free July events include many opportunities to learn about and reduce plastic waste, from shoreline cleanups to hands-on workshops, films, and talks with experts. Visit ecologycenter.org/plastic-free-july for details. Enter our online Plastic Pollution & Solutions photo contest! Take photos of… Read more »