Market Match: Our Big Win for Low-Income Shoppers Is Happening at a Farmers’ Market Near You

Market Match: Our Big Win for Low-Income Shoppers Is Happening at a Farmers' Market Near You
Market Match is up and running at our three weekly farmers’ markets. This means that CalFresh recipients can come to the farmers’ markets to spend their benefits and get them matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $10 per visit, to spend on fruits and vegetables. Visit FMFinder.org to find a farmers’ market near you that accepts EBT,… Read more »

First Wave of Soda Tax Dollars Goes Toward Public School Garden Program

First Wave of Soda Tax Dollars Goes Toward Public School Garden Program
Last week, community members gathered at the Ecology Center to hear updates about revenue from the soda tax, and how that money is being used to support Berkeley’s public school gardening program. The soda tax, which drew in $116,000 from its first month, is projected to add $1.2 million annually to the City’s general fund.… Read more »

Berkeley Collects First Month of Soda Tax, Projects $1.2 Million per Year

Berkeley Collects First Month of Soda Tax, Projects $1.2 Million per Year
[Press Release] The City of Berkeley announced yesterday that it collected $116,000 for the month of March from Measure D, the sugar-sweetened beverage tax that voters passed overwhelmingly last November. Given that the tax focused solely on a few dozen major distributors, the City estimates annualized receipts of at least $1.2 million. “The implementation has… Read more »

EcoHouse Demonstrates Creative Ways to Save Water in East Bay Express Sustainability Issue

EcoHouse Demonstrates Creative Ways to Save Water in East Bay Express Sustainability Issue
The EcoHouse is featured at a news stand near you! We were thrilled that the East Bay Express scoped out features there to inform their article on water conservation. Our staffer Carrie Bennett talked to them about the obvious features like the laundry-to-landscape greywater and rainwater catchment systems. She also shared the less obvious ways… Read more »

Our Guide to Greywater Cleaning Products Picked Up by Sunset Magazine’s Blog

Our Guide to Greywater Cleaning Products Picked Up by Sunset Magazine's Blog
One good thing about the drought: people are getting serious about conserving water. Greywater, a method of reusing water from laundry, shower, or bathroom sinks for garden irrigation, is getting a well-deserved closer look. Our events on the topic have brought full crowds, and just this week, multiple reporters have been contacting us to run… Read more »