Gas or Charcoal for Your Summer Barbecues?

Gas or Charcoal for Your Summer Barbecues?
Time outdoors, fresh and flavorful food, family and friends are all things to love about summer barbecues. What we don’t love? Side effects like hazardous smoke and carbon emissions. What options do grillers have, and how does their environmental impact stack up? The two traditional choices are charcoal or gas grills. At our Store, we… Read more »

Bay Area Big Oil Getting Bigger? Panel Discussion 11/6/13

Bay Area Big Oil Getting Bigger? Panel Discussion 11/6/13
Did you know that we live next to five oil refineries in the East Bay and that several are considering plans to process Canadian tar sands crude oil, described by the Sierra Club as “the most toxic fossil fuel on the planet”? On Wednesday, November 6th, from 7-9 PM, a panel event at the Ecology… Read more »

Climate Change Will Bring More, Bigger Wildfires to Western U.S.

Climate Change Will Bring More, Bigger Wildfires to Western U.S.
One of the impacts of climate change is increasing wildfires, which in turn affects air quality. In late July, a Spare the Air day alert was issued in the Bay Area because of fires in Oregon. Check out the Union of Concerned Scientists’s great infographic explaining the increase in wildfires. [Photo by Bureau of Land… Read more »