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 »

Tell Governor Jerry Brown: Stop Fracking, Do It for the Drought.

Tell Governor Jerry Brown: Stop Fracking, Do It for the Drought.
This week, a NASA researcher published an op-ed with the title, “California has about one year of water left,” causing a viral drought frenzy on the internet. Individual drought-shaming is already a trend, and Governor Brown asked every Californian to conserve water when he declared a drought emergency last January. Our collective effort should be… Read more »

Create Your Own Water-Wise Home and Landscape, 3/26/15

Create Your Own Water-Wise Home and Landscape, 3/26/15
From reusing greywater, to collecting rainwater, to installing waterless composting toilets, simple alterations can transform our home water systems. A recent study found that households saved an average of 15,000 gallons a year after installing greywater system! This presentation will teach you how you can transform your own home so it conserves and reuses our… Read more »