At Pie Ranch, Food Justice & Collaboration Draw Youth Together

At Pie Ranch, Food Justice & Collaboration Draw Youth Together
Written by Julia Cohen & Maria Mejia, Summer 2016 Youth Scholars On July 14, 2016, Rooted in Community gathered food and environmental youth justice groups from numerous cities in California to celebrate and share their work and interact as a larger community at Pie Ranch. Thirteen youth from Ecology Center’s Youth Environmental Academy attended. The… 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 »

UPDATE: Community Choice Vote Pulled from Alameda County Board of Supervisors Meeting, 8/2

UPDATE: Community Choice Vote Pulled from Alameda County Board of Supervisors Meeting, 8/2
UPDATE: Advocates of Community Choice Energy were surprised to learn of an 11th hour decision to pull the discussion and vote from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, August 2nd. Community Choice advocates are still encouraged to speak during public comment, even though the item is no longer on the agenda: 9:45 Read more »

Plastic-Free July Inspiration: Jackie Omania’s Zero Waste Classroom at Oxford Elementary

Plastic-Free July Inspiration: Jackie Omania's Zero Waste Classroom at Oxford Elementary
Note from the Ecology Center: Jackie’s inspiration to create a Zero Waste classroom came last summer from an Ecology Center event on plastic. We’ve hosted activities for Plastic-Free July again this year. This interview with filmmaker Wang Jiuliang offers a snapshot of the film that compelled Jackie to take action. Reposted with permission from Berkeley Read more »