The latest edition of the East Bay Express is out, with a feature on Berkeley’s proposed 2014 ballot measure to place a tax on distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages. The article outlines the Berkeley Vs. Big Soda campaign as a grassroots effort to stanch rising levels of obesity and diabetes, especially among low-income communities of color.… Read more »
Voting is open for the annual “Best of the East Bay” awards. Now through July 3rd, you may cast your ballot in a range of categories. This is a great way for locals to recognize their favorite businesses, art-makers and services. We hope Ecology Center fans will vote for us in two categories, Best Non-Profit… Read more »
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 »
The East Bay Express this past week published “Waste: The Dark Side of the New Coffee Craze.” The article looks at the newest coffee innovation, single-cup brewing. With servings pre-packaged in individual pods, it’s a new method of brewing that is touted as “no mess, no fuss.” But that convenience can come at a cost,… Read more »
The East Bay Express is running their annual “Best of East Bay” vote-a-thon from now until June 27th. Ecology Center fans should freely share their love of our Farmers’ Markets and our organization as a whole by voting for “Ecology Center” in the Non-Profit and “Berkeley Farmers’ Market” in the Farmers’ Market categories. Voters get… Read more »
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