Honoring Chuck Teller, Ecology Center Board Treasurer

Honoring Chuck Teller, Ecology Center Board Treasurer
Dear Ecology Center Community, We are grieving the loss of our long-term Board Member and Treasurer Chuck Teller who passed suddenly Sunday morning. Chuck was an ardent leader and advocate for the Ecology Center, guiding us through numerous challenges with great humor, dignity, and openness. His financial and business savvy, his “start up” and “can… Read more »

Immigrants Are #NotDisposable – Rally 8/12/15 to Demand Release of Daniel Maher, Ecology Center Recycling Director

Immigrants Are #NotDisposable - Rally 8/12/15 to Demand Release of Daniel Maher, Ecology Center Recycling Director
The Ecology Center will be joining immigrant and environmental rights organizations to stage a rally in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices in San Francisco, to demand the release of Daniel Maher, a Bay Area resident who arrived in the U.S. from Macau at the age of 2. After serving a sentence… Read more »

EcoHouse Tour: Climate Action & Adaptation, 8/16/15

EcoHouse Tour: Climate Action & Adaptation, 8/16/15
How can using recycled cardboard boxes restore the soil in your yard and allow you to grow a thriving, toxin-free garden? How can a roof filter air pollution, help prevent flooding, and reduce the need for heating and air conditioning? Find out the answers to these questions as you explore the inspiring EcoHouse demonstration site… Read more »

From Here to China: Secrets of Plastic Recycling

From Here to China: Secrets of Plastic Recycling
We hosted a panel event as part of Plastic-Free July that asked: why do we send so much of our plastic waste to China for recycling? What actually happens to it once it’s there? Why don’t we handle our own plastic waste? With its “Green Fence” policy, China has become choosier about the plastic waste… Read more »

From Earth Island Journal, Tempest in a Green Bin: Waste Less, Not Just Recycle More

From Earth Island Journal, Tempest in a Green Bin: Waste Less, Not Just Recycle More
Beyond the bin, there’s a huge, global system of waste, transportation, processing, and recycling. It’s a big business in part because we’re generating so much material. As many local cities work toward ambitious zero waste goals, the volume of recycling and compost will go up. But what rate payers and cities pay for those services… Read more »