We’re getting a little taste of summer this week, and the driest, hottest part of the year is yet to come. With our changing climate bringing more dry years than wet years to California, 2014 requires a new normal. Can a shared effort to cut water-use in an extreme drought year set us up to … Read more »
Do you love backyard barbecues and picnics in the park? Here are some tips for greening your outdoor get-togethers, from plates, cups and utensils, tablecloths, grilling, food choices, and clean up.… Read more »
Yes, renters can compost! In this workshop we will explore several solutions for composting with limited space and provide ways to overcome the common obstacles that renters face. We’ll review several options for composting your kitchen scraps indoors and possibilities for how to use your finished compost. One popular and accessible method is worm composting… Read more »
Draw inspiration to reduce your impact on climate change, and climate change’s impact on you. We’ll present ideas for do-it-yourself projects with a tour that features our toolshed built with 4 different natural building methods–strawbale, rammed earth, clay, and cob–all topped with a living roof; our ground-breaking constructed wetlands and simple laundry greywater systems; an… Read more »
In 2003 the Ecology Center hosted a contest in Berkeley called Cash for Trash, a fun and educational event in which volunteers audited the trash cans of participating residents, and the residents with trash cans most devoid of recyclable material won cash money prizes. The event, funded by StopWaste, awarded a total of $7500 in… Read more »
Inspiring and building a sustainable, healthy, and just future for the East Bay, California, and beyond.