Soda Lobby Sues Berkeley over Soda Tax Language

Soda Lobby Sues Berkeley over Soda Tax Language
Berkeleyside, Berkeley Voice, and other local media have picked up on the story about Big Soda’s first move to bully Berkeley over its soda tax. Read on for our press release about the lawsuit. Industry-funded opponents of Berkeley’s soda tax are suing the City of Berkeley over phrases in the Measure D ballot statement. The… Read more »

Berkeley Has Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 8% since 2000

Berkeley Has Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 8% since 2000
Community-wide greenhouse gas emission measures from 2011 show that Berkeley’s emissions are down 8% since 2000, but to meet our city’s Climate Action Plan goal, we need to be 33% below 2000 levels by 2020 and 80% below by 2050. Staff from the City of Berkeley have been tracking greenhouse gas emissions from these areas:… Read more »

Should Berkeley Collect more Plastics for Recycling? Perspective from the Ecology Center and CCC

Should Berkeley Collect more Plastics for Recycling? Perspective from the Ecology Center and CCC
Last November, Nate Seltenrich wrote an article in the East Bay Express that delved into Berkeley’s resistance to collecting more plastics for recycling. He wrote, “… For more than a decade, Berkeley’s approach to plastics has hinged on urging residents to cut down on use rather than expanding the amount the city recycles. But waste… Read more »

City of Berkeley partners with Catalog Choice to reduce unwanted mailings

City of Berkeley partners with Catalog Choice to reduce unwanted mailings
Catalog Choice, a former fiscally sponsored project of the Ecology Center, has partnered with the City of Berkeley to help community members and businesses eliminate unwanted catalogues and mailings from swamping your inbox. Sign up for this free service and choose which catalogues you wish to opt out of. Click here to get started.… Read more »