Mindful Activism and Communication Event, Sunday 7/29/12

Mindful Activism and Communication Event, Sunday 7/29/12

Stuart Moody and Green Sangha are presenting this upcoming workshop all about effective communication. This is a great, widely applicable skill that is critical for effecting change. At the Ecology Center, one of our goals as an organization is to cultivate leadership within the environmental and social justice issues we work on- so we hope… Read more »

Speak Up to Ensure Greywater and Rainwater Catchment Are Part of California’s Code!

Speak Up to Ensure Greywater and Rainwater Catchment Are Part of California's Code!

We were passed on the message below from Greywater Action, a fiscally-sponsored project of the Ecology Center. With the EcoHouse, we went through the process of obtaining a permit for the greywater system there, shown in the picture, which was the first in Berkeley. We know the difficult hoops homeowners have to jump through with… Read more »

Berkeley Getting Ready to Ban Plastic Bags

Berkeley Getting Ready to Ban Plastic Bags

Berkeley has been poised to ban disposable, single-use plastic bags for a few years now. But the plastics industry has beaten back similar measures in other cities, tying the efforts up in costly lawsuits. And then the plastics industry lobbied hard to kill a statewide bill to ban plastic bags. This time, Berkeley is ready… Read more »