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 »

Spare the Air? Let’s Tell BAAQMD to Spare OUR Air – Organizing Forum 4/21/16

Spare the Air? Let's Tell BAAQMD to Spare OUR Air - Organizing Forum 4/21/16
The five Bay Area refineries are poised to start importing large amounts of oil from the Canadian tar sands. Why does this matter? Tar sands are a highly polluting fossil fuel that are dangerous to transport, process, and store. Converting crude oil derived from the tar sands, called bitumen, into useable fuel takes so much… Read more »

Re-Imagining Water with James Rojas of PLACE IT!

Re-Imagining Water with James Rojas of PLACE IT!
Meditation centers. Daylighted creeks. Purple pipes flowing with clean, free water. Trees, wildlife, fish, and a bird island. Pedestrian and bicycle bridges. Green roofs. Greywater systems. Permeable surfaces. Drinking fountains (to encourage drinking water, not soda). Tiny houses. Solar panels. What do these concepts have in common? These are just some of the solutions that… Read more »