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 »

What Does the Ecology Center Offer Youth?

What Does the Ecology Center Offer Youth?
The Ecology Center is a great non-profit organization founded in 1969 by a group of Berkeley residents who were eager for environmental reform. To this day, it continues to be in the forefront of many environmental campaigns. It’s never too early to become an environmental activist and the Ecology Center offers resources for everyone in… Read more »

Urgent: Monday, 4/25/16 Call Out Gov. Brown on His Silence on Oakland Coal Export Development

Urgent: Monday, 4/25/16 Call Out Gov. Brown on His Silence on Oakland Coal Export Development
No Coal in Oakland is asking allies throughout the State to call, write, tweet, or fax Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, April 25. We are fighting a plan to transport up to 9.5 million tons per year of Utah coal through Oakland for export overseas. Last July at the Vatican, Gov. Brown said to the… Read more »