EcoHouse Tour: Climate Action and Adaptation – FULL

EcoHouse Tour: Climate Action and Adaptation - FULL

After a little winter rest, we’re kicking off 2014 with a climate tour of the EcoHouse on Sunday, January 19th. EcoHouse events are being planned throughout the rest of the year, and there’s an easy way to be in the know for our upcoming classes and tours there. Click “Subscribe” on any page on our… Read more »

Victory for Safer Sofas!

Victory for Safer Sofas!

Good tidings! The Center for Environmental Health announced that Gov. Jerry Brown approved new standards that protect everyone’s health, by limiting unnecessary exposure to toxic flame retardants. This is a toxicity in the home issue that we have been following for quite some time. Let’s take a moment to celebrate that we can start getting… Read more »

Your Neighbors’ Negawatts Are the Key to Saving Energy

Your Neighbors' Negawatts Are the Key to Saving Energy

Energy saved is more valuable than energy generated, even from renewable sources. That’s because energy saving by cutting demand often costs less than adding renewable energy. Every watt saved also has more impact, because for all the energy we generate, less than half is actually used – the rest gets lost as heat or inefficiencies… Read more »

Myths and Truths About Going Solar, Presented by Transition Berkeley, 8/21/13

Myths and Truths About Going Solar, Presented by Transition Berkeley, 8/21/13

Is now a good time to go solar? There are many myths and misconceptions when it comes to the decision to invest in solar panels on your residential roof top. Transition Berkeley is hosting a panel of experts to discuss and clear up common questions surrounding the deployment of solar technology for residential use. Questions… Read more »

Explore the West Berkeley Design Loop, Saturday, 7/20/13

Explore the West Berkeley Design Loop, Saturday, 7/20/13

Get in the Loop! Did you know West Berkeley has the highest concentration of independent, home improvement businesses in the Bay Area? On Saturday, July 20th, these merchants invite you to explore the West Berkeley Design Loop, and participate in free DIY workshops. Enter a sweepstakes at each of the 20 participating stores (including the… Read more »