Two Climate Actions You Can Take This Week

Two Climate Actions You Can Take This Week

What kind of environment do you want to live in five years from now? You can make a healthy climate and a healthy community part of your vision by taking two actions today: asking your State Senator to support the Charge Ahead California Initiative (SB 1275), and urging BAAQMD to halt new oil infrastructure projects.… Read more »

Walk With a Doc, 3/8/14

Walk With a Doc, 3/8/14

Join this free, healthy event and take a step toward better health, alongside physicians, public health champions and neighbors! Next Saturday, March 8th from 10 – 1 PM in San Pablo Park in Berkeley, health screenings, resources, giveaways, raffle prizes and speakers will support all of us in getting healthier together.
Why walk? Daily exercise… Read more »

We’re for a Healthy and Just Future, We’re for the Healthy Child Initiative

We're for a Healthy and Just Future, We're for the Healthy Child Initiative

The Healthy Child Initiative is a campaign to put a sugar-sweetened beverage tax on the November 2014 ballot. At a packed meeting on Tuesday, City Council unanimously approved taking the first step for it to be included on the ballot, by including it in a community poll of potential ballot measures. If passed, Berkeley would… Read more »

San Francisco Proposes Soda Tax for 2014 Ballot, to Fund Nutrition Education and Public Health

San Francisco Proposes Soda Tax for 2014 Ballot, to Fund Nutrition Education and Public Health

Two San Francisco Supervisors are moving forward a 2014 ballot measure to put a 2 cents per ounce tax on sodas. The soda and beverage industry is paying attention and has started to respond, setting up for a David-and-Goliath battle in the 2014 election.
The tax, which would add up to 24 cents per can… Read more »

The New East Bay Climate Goal: Blocking Dirty Oil Refineries’ Expansion

The New East Bay Climate Goal: Blocking Dirty Oil Refineries' Expansion

An overflow crowd of 115 turned out last week to rally around an emerging goal for the Bay Area climate movement: to block our five East Bay refineries from processing the dirtiest crude oils, such as tar sands. The event, organized by the Ecology Center along with 350 Bay Area, the Sunflower Alliance, Idle No… Read more »