Fighting Fire with Facts: Union of Concerned Scientists vs. Monsanto

Fighting Fire with Facts: Union of Concerned Scientists vs. Monsanto

The courageous Union of Concerned Scientists has launched an ad campaign to counter claims made in Monsanto’s glossy PR campaigns. UCS has run their ads this month on buses and transit stations in Washington D.C., targeting areas near USDA headquarters, the EPA offices, and Capitol Hill. Their hope is that Washington leaders, disproportionately influenced by… 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 »

What’s Proctor & Gamble Really Doing About Breast Cancer Awareness?

What's Proctor & Gamble Really Doing About Breast Cancer Awareness?

Our friends at the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics urge you to resist the “pinkwashing” that happens during breast cancer awareness month, and to ask companies like Proctor & Gamble to stop using ingredients that are linked to breast cancer. Action needs to follow awareness.
Here’s their letter:

Dear Supporter,
October is breast cancer awareness month.… Read more »