This Summer, Go Plastic Bottle Free When You Head Outdoors

This Summer, Go Plastic Bottle Free When You Head Outdoors

Planning a trip to the beach or Yosemite this summer? Keep the focus on enjoying these outdoor treasures – not polluting them – and take the pledge to ditch plastic bottled water by drinking tap water from refillable bottles instead. But even if you remember to plan ahead, bottled water is still readily available to… Read more »

Renters, Go Green! Save on Water, Energy, Waste and More, 7/16/13

Renters, Go Green! Save on Water, Energy, Waste and More, 7/16/13

You don’t have to own a house to live comfortably, affordably, and efficiently. With just a little support from community organizations, you can make cost-saving energy upgrades in your apartment, help keep waste out of landfills, green your living space, and save money all at the same time! Learn about all the resources available to… Read more »

Learn About Deep Energy Retrofits, 6/28/13

Learn About Deep Energy Retrofits, 6/28/13

Our homes make up a large fraction of our energy needs (and bills) largely due to heating and air-conditioning. A Deep Energy Retrofit is a home makeover oriented toward energy efficiency, and can slash your energy bills by 50%-90%! The result? You save money, of course, but you also make your older home a more… Read more »

What’s on Our Menu: Policies to Lead By

What's on Our Menu: Policies to Lead By

The Ecology Center is perhaps best known for our local, service-oriented work. But as we’ve created infrastructure and piloted projects, we have frequently found ourselves at government’s door, advocating for policy changes that would stop harmful practices and allow our positive, local solutions to scale up. Even in this jaded age of low government expectations,… Read more »

FEMA Fire Plan for East Bay Hills

FEMA Fire Plan for East Bay Hills

The Ecology Center has been following and gathering information on FEMA’s controversial fire management plan for the East Bay hills. Bay Nature has published a thoughtful article about the issue. We look forward to hearing more from reporter Dan Rademacher on topics touched upon in the comments section, such as Garlon’s affects on amphibians and… Read more »