UPDATE: Community Choice Vote Pulled from Alameda County Board of Supervisors Meeting, 8/2

UPDATE: Community Choice Vote Pulled from Alameda County Board of Supervisors Meeting, 8/2
UPDATE: Advocates of Community Choice Energy were surprised to learn of an 11th hour decision to pull the discussion and vote from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, August 2nd. Community Choice advocates are still encouraged to speak during public comment, even though the item is no longer on the agenda: 9:45 Read more »

Action Item: City of Berkeley Community Gardens Amendment

Action Item: City of Berkeley Community Gardens Amendment
On Tuesday, May 10th, a Community Garden Zoning Amendment will come before the Berkeley City Council. The Ecology Center is urging the Council to vote “yes.” If you are a fan of community gardens and would like to see more of them, we encourage you to contact your Council Member to voice your support. The… Read more »

“Climate Action Now!” Report Back from Paris + Local Updates, 1/7/16

“Climate Action Now!” Report Back from Paris + Local Updates, 1/7/16
What really happened at the Paris Climate Talks and what does it mean now that they are over? Why does local action matter? Hear first hand from: Kathy Dervin, 350 Bay Area; Andy Katz, Sierra Club; and Tom & Jane Kelly representing Community Choice Energy. Learn about the City of Berkeley’s progress in reaching its… Read more »

New Video: DIY Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater System

New Video: DIY Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater System
Have you wondered what it takes to do a very basic greywater system? We have a new, short video that shows an installation of the simplest kind of system, Laundry-to-Landscape. These systems take waste water from the laundry machine and reuse it in your yard, keeping gardens green during the drought and reducing fresh water… Read more »

East Bay Express’s Local Economy Issue Highlights Local Energy Program for Alameda County

East Bay Express's Local Economy Issue Highlights Local Energy Program for Alameda County
East Bay Express has featured a game-changing energy initiative for their Local Economy issue this week: Alameda County’s plan to create its own renewable energy supply to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs. Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs empower local governments to source their own power supply for customers within their area, while… Read more »