On March 28th, 2016 the Ecology Center released “Berkeley vs. Big Soda,” a short film that tells the story of how a community fought the powerful beverage industry to pass a tax on the distribution of sugary beverages.
The movie features campaign footage and is told by the diverse coalition members that coalesced to support… Read more »
One of our furthest-reaching programs, Market Match, is getting a nice spotlight in the media. Civil Eats, known for its provoking coverage of all things food-related, ran a piece this week that covered California’s efforts to address the 4 million residents who lack consistent access to adequate food. Market Match is pointed to as a… Read more »
On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1321, a bill we have been pushing hard for. The Farm Bill contains money to incentivize SNAP (food stamp) recipients to buy fresh produce at farmers’ markets. AB 1321 sets up the framework for California to attract those federal funds, which will make healthy eating choices more… Read more »
After months of being unjustly detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Daniel Maher, Ecology Center’s Recycling Director, has been returned where he belongs – at home among family and friends, and at work in service to our community. Daniel was freed on Friday, August 14th, to much celebration and relief, after over two months… Read 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 »
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