Join Our Team! We’re Hiring for a Development Director, Deadline 11/30/14

Join Our Team! We're Hiring for a Development Director, Deadline 11/30/14
The Ecology Center is a membership organization built on direct services, strong community connections, face-to-face client engagement, on-line communications, strong administration, and deep organizational relationships. We are seeking a Development Director who can lead a quantum leap in turning our engagement into membership growth, thereby increasing our capacity to achieve ambitious goals. We are a… Read more »

We Did It: Berkeley Beat Big Soda

We Did It: Berkeley Beat Big Soda
Thank you, Berkeley, for being so amazing! Thank you for passing Measure D! Berkeley’s sugar sweetened beverage tax passed last night with a 75% landslide vote. In a time of such political darkness, our local politics are a shining light of true democracy. This is a watershed moment: a tale of a small community taking… Read more »

Take Action Today: Tell CDFA You Don’t Want a Plan for Unlimited Pesticides

Take Action Today: Tell CDFA You Don't Want a Plan for Unlimited Pesticides
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has a draft plan that would give them authority to spray pesticides anywhere in California, with no input from communities affected, into the indefinite future. The Statewide Plant Pest Prevention and Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Report, or Pest PEIR, lists nearly 80 pesticides that include toxins that… Read more »

Compost Happens: Compost 101 at the EcoHouse, 11/2/14

Compost Happens: Compost 101 at the EcoHouse, 11/2/14
Do you know how hardworking compost is? It builds up the things we want – healthy soils that retain water, sequester carbon, and grow nutrient-dense plants – and reduces the things we don’t, like food waste, synthetic fertilizers, and greenhouse gas emissions. The best way to get up close with compost is to try it… Read more »