Free Family Fun Festival Returns This Saturday, 5/28/16

Free Family Fun Festival Returns This Saturday, 5/28/16
Staying local this weekend? Enjoy free fun at Family Fun Festival this Saturday May 28th at the Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market! Two bouncy houses, skateboarding, face painting, zumba, a quiet reading zone, soccer, craft activities, telescopes, an obstacle course, and so much more! Bring the whole family to our 13th Annual event right next to… Read more »

Volunteer to Help Measure AA for Bay Health & Climate Resilience!

Volunteer to Help Measure AA for Bay Health & Climate Resilience!
Bay Area’s Measure AA is a proposed measure on June ballots that will raise $500 million over 20 years to fund critical wetland restoration and flood-protection projects. Measure AA needs our help. More than 50% of voters use absentee ballots, which have already arrived in homes. Many voters have never heard of this measure and… Read more »

New Local Soda Taxes Poised to Go to Voters in SF, Oakland, and Albany

New Local Soda Taxes Poised to Go to Voters in SF, Oakland, and Albany
You probably remember the successful soda tax in Berkeley during the 2014 election. That same election year, there was a proposed San Francisco soda tax that failed to pass. Now, two years later, that could change as Berkeley’s neighboring cities are taking steps to increase health awareness by proposing their own taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages… Read more »

Action Item: City of Berkeley Community Gardens Amendment

Action Item: City of Berkeley Community Gardens Amendment
On Tuesday, May 10th, a Community Garden Zoning Amendment will come before the Berkeley City Council. The Ecology Center is urging the Council to vote “yes.” If you are a fan of community gardens and would like to see more of them, we encourage you to contact your Council Member to voice your support. The… Read more »

Spring Cleaning? 10 Resources to Reuse & Recycle as you Reduce Stuff!

Spring Cleaning? 10 Resources to Reuse & Recycle as you Reduce Stuff!
Are you enjoying the sunshine, and feeling motivated to clean out your garage, shed, or closets? Here are some resources to help you discard unwanted items. Choose the Reuse option when possible. Do you think the items might be useful to someone else? RecycleWhere is an online wizard (a project of StopWaste, SF Environment, and… Read more »