Final Workshop for Plastic-Free July: Potluck and Celebration, 7/27/14

Final Workshop for Plastic-Free July: Potluck and Celebration, 7/27/14
The final workshop in our Plastic-Free July series will be a potluck and celebration of all our plastic-free efforts! Join Beth Terry and the Ecology Center on Sunday, July 27 from 1-3pm. Bring your favorite potluck dish to share. Show off your plastic-free lunch strategies and share any special tips you have picked up during… Read more »

Update: City Council Votes Unanimously to Place Soda Tax on Berkeley Ballot

Update: City Council Votes Unanimously to Place Soda Tax on Berkeley Ballot
On Tuesday July 1, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously and enthusiastically to place a soda tax measure on the November 2014 ballot. If voters approve the measure in November, Berkeley would be the first US city to tax sugar-sweetened drinks. BeyondChron published an article busting the beverage industry’s myth that a soda tax is… Read more »

Jack Johnson Doubles Your Ecology Center Donations!

Jack Johnson Doubles Your Ecology Center Donations!
Jack Johnson and his social action network, All at Once, are passionate about sustainable, local food systems and Plastic-Free initiatives, and so are we! They kindly reached out to the Ecology Center to be a partner organization, as a way to support our work and to encourage people to get involved and make positive change… Read more »

This Week in LA Times: Market Match Is Poised to Expand in California, Bringing More Healthy Food for SNAP Recipients

This Week in LA Times: Market Match Is Poised to Expand in California, Bringing More Healthy Food for SNAP Recipients
The LA Times is on a roll! They followed up last month’s article on the expansion of Market Match in LA County with a piece this week on the statewide background and potential impact of Market Match. This five year old program connects shoppers who receive food assistance like CalFresh and WIC with fresh, healthy… Read more »

Exciting News: $2.5 Million Market Match Expansion Covered in LA Times

Exciting News: $2.5 Million Market Match Expansion Covered in LA Times
We’re leading the expansion of Market Match, to make healthy, affordable produce easily available to farmers’ market shoppers across California. The program received a big boost with a $2.5 Million grant from our Los Angeles partner, First5 LA, and today the LA Times picked up the story. Several other media outlets also ran articles: Los… Read more »