The Science of Sugar & Its Bitter Impact on Health, 9/4/14

The Science of Sugar & Its Bitter Impact on Health, 9/4/14
Are all calories the same? What’s all the fuss about sugar? Sugary drinks are causing health epidemics and driving up medical costs. At a panel event at the Hillside Club on September 4, Robert Lustig, John Swartzberg, June Tester, and Pat Crawford will share the latest research and discuss the impact on our future. This… Read more »

Last Chance to Save Community Clean Energy in California

Last Chance to Save Community Clean Energy in California
We’ve been tracking AB 2145, the proposed bill that threatens community choice clean energy programs. The grassroots effort to stop this bill is coming to a head tomorrow, when it will either move for a vote on the Senate floor, or remain in the Senate Appropriations Suspense File – essentially killing it. You can help… Read more »

We Joined 14,000 People from 68 Countries for Plastic-Free July

We Joined 14,000 People from 68 Countries for Plastic-Free July
The Ecology Center recently ran an event series for Plastic-Free July, a global effort to reduce single-use, disposable plastics. We got 75 local participants involved, joining 14,000 people from 68 countries. We learned a lot and can’t wait to do it again next year. You can help us get there, and build on this year’s… Read more »

Ecology Center Hosts “Climate Refugees” Documentary Screening, 8/15/14

Ecology Center Hosts "Climate Refugees" Documentary Screening, 8/15/14
Environmental refugees are now more prevalent than political refugees. This week, news outlets reported a landmark ruling by New Zealand, which granted residency to a family from Tuvalu, for reasons connected to climate change. Sea level rise, along with floods, droughts, desertification, famine, and other climate change impacts are forcing people across the globe to… Read more »

Youth Interns Broaden Their Horizons through EcoHouse Tour

Youth Interns Broaden Their Horizons through EcoHouse Tour
On a recent Friday, I along with the rest of Ecology Center youth interns took a field trip to the EcoHouse located in North Berkeley. The tour was filled with insights on how to grow a successful garden, ways utilize water resourcefully, and tips for applying these skills to everyday life. The tour started with… Read more »