The earth is heating up, and the result is a rapidly changing climate. Here in the Bay Area, this means rising sea levels, species migration and extinctions, droughts, reduced air and water quality, and increases in extreme weather, among other effects. Global warming is caused by a buildup of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, and the release of methane from landfills and large livestock production. The Ecology Center helps people both prevent and prepare for the inevitable effects of climate change. We also bring people together to make our cities more resilient in the face of imminent climate instability.

Berkeley Climate Action Coalition

The Ecology Center convenes the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition, which was formed to help bring Berkeley’s Climate Action Plan from vision to reality. The Coalition has five working groups that are pursuing projects from the Climate Action Plan, hosts quarterly gatherings, talks, and other events. Visit the Climate Coalition page to learn more or get involved.

Climate Action Events

The Ecology Center hosts a wide range of events designed to expose residents to pertinent information and solutions, and to bring people together to build movements and incite positive change. Visit the Climate Action Event page to learn about our climate action workshops, tours, “Solution Salons,” and “Movement Building” events.

Climate Change Resources

Visit our Climate Change page to learn more about climate change – what it is, why it’s happening, and who will be most affected by the changing climate. There you will also find links to carbon calculators, recommended sources for information, and opportunities to get involved.


Visit EcoHouse, the Ecology Center’s demonstration home and garden in North Berkeley, to learn about the many simple improvements that will make your home more prepared for climate change. Check the schedule of upcoming classes and tours on the EcoHouse page.