Come Learn About Berkeley’s Climate Action Plan at City Council Meeting this Tuesday, 11/13/12

Come Learn About Berkeley's Climate Action Plan at City Council Meeting this Tuesday, 11/13/12
There’s nothing timid about Berkeley’s Climate Action Plan. Widely considered to be among the boldest and best Climate Action Plans in the US, Berkeley’s CAP aims for an ambitious 33% reduction below 2000 levels in citywide greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and an 80% reduction by 2050. Though we are making great progress, the road… Read more »

Fresh Veggies for Sale in a Berkeley Backyard Near You!

Fresh Veggies for Sale in a Berkeley Backyard Near You!
Just in time for the abundance of tomato and zucchini season, Berkeley City Council passed legislation to allow neighbors to sell what they grow in their gardens. Adopted by City Council on July 31st, the ordinance updates the Berkeley Municipal Code to cover the sale of non-processed fruit, vegetables, nuts, honey and eggs.… Read more »

Berkeley City Council Considers Sunday Streets Tuesday, 7/17/12

Berkeley City Council Considers Sunday Streets Tuesday, 7/17/12
The Ecology Center is excited to get involved with Sunday Streets Berkeley, a transformative community event that is identified as an Action Item in Berkeley’s Climate Action Plan. At the Berkeley City Council meeting on July 17, councilmembers will have the opportunity to endorse the City’s sponsorship of Sunday Streets Berkeley. Come show your support,… 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 »

Berkeley Solid Waste Consultant Slams Sloan Report

Berkeley Solid Waste Consultant Slams Sloan Report
As you might have heard, the City is considering terminating the Ecology Center’s Recycling Program. The recommendation is coming from a report by Sloan Vazquez, LLC, an Irvine-based solid waste consulting firm. The Ecology Center maintains that the report is inaccurate and incomplete, with enormous omissions and faulty conclusions for how the City can close… Read more »