Plastic-Free July

Plastic-Free JulyPlastic-Free July is an annual event that began in Western Australia in 2011 and has spread across the globe. It aims to raise awareness of the amount of plastic in our lives by encouraging people to eliminate the use of single-use, disposable plastic during July each year. Please join the Ecology Center and our team of plastic-free activists and organizations in taking the Plastic-Free July challenge and be part of a worldwide movement of people learning how to lower our plastic footprint.

To join the Plastic-Free SF Bay Google group, click here!

The final event of our series for Plastic-Free July is Sunday, July 27th. This page will be updated with photos and tips from the event series soon. Click on the links in the right side bar for resources.



During the third and final workshop in our Plastic-Free July series, author and activist Beth Terry will host a plastic-free potluck. Bring your favorite potluck dish to share. Show off your plastic-free lunch strategies and share any special tips you have picked up during Plastic-Free July. We will take pictures of all the potluck items, their containers, dishes, and utensils to share online. Discuss the challenges and successes of your experiences with Plastic-Free July. Store Manager Alison Moreno will highlight plastic-free cleaning products and supplies available in the Ecology Center Store.

Attendance at all three workshops encouraged, but not required. Participants who attend all three workshops will receive a prize at the end of the series.

Space is limited — RSVP strongly encouraged.

Date: Sunday, July 27, 2014
Time: 1 – 3 PM
Location: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, 94702
Cost: $10 per workshop, $5 Ecology Center members. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Register: Click here
Contact:, (510) 548-2220 x239
More Details: Click here

[Photo credit: Ingrid Taylar on Flickr]