City Seeks to Relocate North Berkeley Farmers’ Market

City Seeks to Relocate North Berkeley Farmers' Market
The City of Berkeley, driven by safety concerns, is proposing that the North Berkeley Farmers’ Market relocate, in a very short timeframe. The Ecology Center is very concerned that the City’s proposal would jeopardize the viability, safety, and feel of a celebrated community resource. The City’s proposal reconfigures the farmers’ market into a single-file, narrow… Read more »

City of Berkeley Announces Measure D Panel of Experts Application, Deadline 1/17/15

City of Berkeley Announces Measure D Panel of Experts Application, Deadline 1/17/15
Exciting news! The City of Berkeley is moving forward with implementation of Measure D. Today, City Council shared the announcement below about the creation of the Panel of Experts. The panel will advise Council on how to spend proceeds from the tax. Interested applicants should fill out and return the application available here to the… Read more »

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 »