Lift Up our Youth Leaders & Invest in Long-Lasting Change for Giving Tuesday, 12/1/15

Lift Up our Youth Leaders & Invest in Long-Lasting Change for Giving Tuesday, 12/1/15
For Giving Tuesday on December 1st, show your support for the next generation of environmental justice leaders! The Ecology Center’s Youth Environmental Academy (YEA) develops environmental literacy and leadership skills among teens and young adults. Our aim is to inspire, engage, and educate young people from communities historically disenfranchised and left out of the environmental… Read more »

Gather Your Unwanted Coats! Coat Drive Runs Through 12/20/15

Gather Your Unwanted Coats! Coat Drive Runs Through 12/20/15
We’ve been finding out exactly which of our cold-weather clothes we wear these past few weeks. The less-loved garments don’t need to languish, though – there’s a better use for them. The Ecology Center is partnering with One Warm Coat to host a winter coat drive this holiday season. In the spirit of reuse and… Read more »

What’s Next for Berkeley’s Soda Tax?

What's Next for Berkeley's Soda Tax?
Dear Friends of the Ecology Center, On November 4th, Measure D passed. Not only that, Berkeley’s sugar-sweetened beverage tax won with 75% of the vote: a landslide! A small community took on one of the world’s largest industries and prevailed, against all odds. The American Beverage Association poured millions of dollars into our city and… Read more »

#GivingTuesday: give for more healthy food for more people!

#GivingTuesday: give for more healthy food for more people!
Today, #GivingTuesday, is a global day dedicated to celebrating generosity and giving back to our communities. This #GivingTuesday, help us improve healthy food access for low-income families in 2015! In 2014, the Ecology Center’s Market Match program gave thousands of families who rely on food stamps extra dollars to spend on fruits and vegetables grown… Read more »

Help Us Reach Jack Johnson’s $2500 Match by Sep 1st!

Help Us Reach Jack Johnson's $2500 Match by Sep 1st!
We will be at the Greek Theatre, Tuesday August 26th, sharing our work and playing games with Jack Johnson concert-goers. Our participation is part of Jack Johnson’s effort to support local non-profits on his tours. Through donating all of the proceeds from his tours, he’s raised $25 million for environmental organizations like ours! He’s particularly… Read more »