Get Down with Poetry at Saturday Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market 10/1/16

Get Down with Poetry at Saturday Downtown Berkeley Farmers' Market 10/1/16
The weather has turned perfect for spending a Saturday in the park in Berkeley – just in time for special events to enrich your Farmers’ Market experience. On October 1st the Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival offers a celebration of words, writers, and the environment. Hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Hass, poet and essayist Jane… Read more »

Drive Electric on a Budget

Drive Electric on a Budget
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 »

Berkeley High Freshmen Start School Year with Free Water Bottles Thanks to Soda Tax

Berkeley High Freshmen Start School Year with Free Water Bottles Thanks to Soda Tax
[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 »

Listen Now: Audio Recording from Panel Event “Plastics: The Rising Tide”

Listen Now: Audio Recording from Panel Event "Plastics: The Rising Tide"
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 »