On October 4th the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to form East Bay Community Energy (EBCE). East Bay Community Energy is the name for Alameda County’s Community Choice Energy (CCE) program. (More background on CCE below). The agreement the Supervisors voted forward specifically addresses workers’ rights and a “just transition” to a clean… Read more »
Electric vehicles are more affordable than ever. With competitive prices and rebates for purchased or leased vehicles, excellent rates for lightly used ones, and low energy and maintenance costs, this mode of transportation is a conscious choice for the environment and your wallet.
Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Options
There are currently two types… Read more »
[Press Release] As classes start this week, 700 students entering Berkeley High are going to school with free, stainless steel, reusable water bottles. Made by the Chico-based company Klean Kanteen, the water bottles were distributed at freshman orientation by Youth Scholars from the Ecology Center’s Youth Environmental Academy. This water bottle giveaway was funded by… Read more »
This summer, we’ve been hosting a new cohort of Youth Scholars for our Youth Environmental Academy (YEA). This group of 13 young people have been gaining work experience while learning from an environmental literacy curriculum, Roots of Success. They are paid for their summer internship with us, and as part of their weekly schedule, help… Read more »
We recently hosted a panel event as part of Plastic-Free July to bring together knowledgable advocates to discuss big issues of plastic pollution, recycling, and solutions. This event’s point of departure: worldwide consumption of plastic continues to rise and our strategies for dealing with plastic waste are simply not keeping up. The panel of experts… Read more »