Greywater is smart drought-strategy – but not all California cities are on board

Greywater is smart drought-strategy - but not all California cities are on board
Greywater, or reusing water from inside the home as irrigation in the yard, is a way to reduce water use during the drought and beyond. We like these systems because of their simplicity and cost-effectiveness, and they don’t rely on rainfall to maintain a beneficial landscape that can include fruit trees, pollinator plants, and more.… Read more »

Greywater DIY Workshop: Laundry-to-Landscape, 5/16/15 – Now Full!

Greywater DIY Workshop: Laundry-to-Landscape, 5/16/15 - Now Full!
There’s just a few spots left in this upcoming Greywater Laundry-to-Landscape workshop! If you are interested, now is the time to get your ticket. Learn how to install a greywater system to water your plants with your recycled laundry water at this hands-on, DIY workshop on Saturday, May 16th. Don’t let your laundry water go… Read more »

EcoHouse Demonstrates Creative Ways to Save Water in East Bay Express Sustainability Issue

EcoHouse Demonstrates Creative Ways to Save Water in East Bay Express Sustainability Issue
The EcoHouse is featured at a news stand near you! We were thrilled that the East Bay Express scoped out features there to inform their article on water conservation. Our staffer Carrie Bennett talked to them about the obvious features like the laundry-to-landscape greywater and rainwater catchment systems. She also shared the less obvious ways… Read more »

Our Guide to Greywater Cleaning Products Picked Up by Sunset Magazine’s Blog

Our Guide to Greywater Cleaning Products Picked Up by Sunset Magazine's Blog
One good thing about the drought: people are getting serious about conserving water. Greywater, a method of reusing water from laundry, shower, or bathroom sinks for garden irrigation, is getting a well-deserved closer look. Our events on the topic have brought full crowds, and just this week, multiple reporters have been contacting us to run… Read more »

Ecology Center Awarded $3.7 Million Grant from USDA to Expand Statewide Program That Supports Farmers & Feeds Families

Ecology Center Awarded $3.7 Million Grant from USDA to Expand  Statewide Program That Supports Farmers & Feeds Families
[Press Release] Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Ecology Center in Berkeley, California will receive one of the USDA’s first ever Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grants, totaling $3.7 million over two years. The grant will help to expand Market Match, California’s healthy food incentive program to additional farmers’ markets and other outlets… Read more »