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 »

Bay Area Big Oil Getting Bigger? Panel Discussion 11/6/13

Bay Area Big Oil Getting Bigger? Panel Discussion 11/6/13
Did you know that we live next to five oil refineries in the East Bay and that several are considering plans to process Canadian tar sands crude oil, described by the Sierra Club as “the most toxic fossil fuel on the planet”? On Wednesday, November 6th, from 7-9 PM, a panel event at the Ecology… Read more »

Tell Your State Senator: Don’t Burn Our Future

Tell Your State Senator: Don't Burn Our Future
GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) has put out an alert to prevent AB 1126 from becoming law in California. The bill would make it easier for highly-polluting facilities to get climate protection credits by burning wood, paper, and other organic materials. They claim that the greenhouse gases that result are “carbon neutral” – even… Read more »

Plastic Health Harm: Your Body and the Global Community, 6/27/13

Plastic Health Harm: Your Body and the Global Community, 6/27/13
The final event in our Breaking the Chains of Plastic event series focuses on consumer plastics, and the hidden, global story these everyday products take through their production, use, and disposal. Sorting through the news about health harm, there can be too much information or not enough, leaving it unclear how to respond. How do… Read more »

Breaking the Chains of Plastic: An Event Series on Health and the Environment, Coming this June

Breaking the Chains of Plastic: An Event Series on Health and the Environment, Coming this June
If you look around you right now, how much plastic do you see? Plastics can be a part of nearly everything we buy, whether a new digital device or a box of cereal. As plastic becomes more abundant, it may feel like you have no choice but to join the rising plastic tide. We do… Read more »