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Annie Leonard<br><em>Founder, Story of Stuff</em>
Annie Leonard
Founder, Story of Stuff
Michael Pollan<br><em>Author, Journalist and Berkeley Farmers’ Market Shopper!</em>
Michael Pollan
Author, Journalist and Berkeley Farmers’ Market Shopper!
Raj Patel<br><em>Academic, Journalist, Activist and Writer</em>
Raj Patel
Academic, Journalist, Activist and Writer

Become a Member of the Ecology Center!

The Ecology Center depends on the support and participation of our members. Your donations keep our programs and services going strong, and enable us to pilot new solutions and create broad coalitions. Your voice helps us to grow our influence, lending grassroots strength to campaigns and initiatives. Becoming a member of the Ecology Center is a very real way to promote the change you want to see.

Membership Comes with Benefits:

  • 10% discount on all merchandise at Ecology Center Store
  • 20% discount on all books
  • Lending Privileges at our Library
  • Discounts on Ecology Center classes and events
  • Invitations to special, members-only Ecology Center events
  • Perks and discounts from partnering businesses and organizations

Become a member today!

This year marks Ecology Center’s 52nd anniversary—we received our 501c3 nonprofit status on Earth Day 1970! To celebrate our progress and our community members who make it all possible, we gathered on April 21, 2022. This video is a recording of our 52nd Earth Day Celebration and Members’ Gathering. We invite you to join us this year in making the significant changes we need for a more sustainable and just future. Please consider becoming an Ecology Center member, renewing your membership, and/or giving a donation today.

Discover the many other ways to get involved with the Ecology Center below.


The Ecology Center depends on the generosity of our supporters. There are many ways to support the Ecology Center. Visit our Giving Page for more detail on the following methods.

Gifts of Stock
Gift Memberships
Gift Certificates
Matching Gifts
Workplace Giving
Planned Giving, Wills, and Bequests
Donate your Vehicle


Learn more about volunteering with us here. If you are interested in volunteering for the Ecology Center, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 510-548-2220 x235 or

Click here to access the volunteer application.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Berkeley Farmers’ Markets

  • Chef Parking Monitor (Every Tuesday 1-3p): Distribute parking passes to chefs and ensure they can easily access reserved spaces at the South Berkeley Farmers’ market.


The Ecology Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit our Jobs Page to check for open positions, or subscribe to the EcoCalendar, where we post our job openings when they occur.