Bay Area Big Oil Getting Bigger? Panel Discussion 11/6/13

Bay Area Big Oil Getting Bigger? Panel Discussion 11/6/13

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 »

Martin Bourque Weighs in on the Dark Side of New Coffee Pods

Martin Bourque Weighs in on the Dark Side of New Coffee Pods

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 »

Vote for Us for Best of East Bay: Best Non-Profit, Best Farmers’ Market

Vote for Us for Best of East Bay: Best Non-Profit, Best Farmers' Market

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 »

Progressive Opportunities Conference Coming Up, EC Members Save $10

Progressive Opportunities Conference Coming Up, EC Members Save $10

The East Bay Express is putting together a one day Progressive Opportunities Conference, Sunday, February 26th. Regular tickets are $35, but Ecology Center Members can save $10! Read on for a synopsis of the conference and links to buy tickets.… Read more »

Should Berkeley Collect more Plastics for Recycling? Perspective from the Ecology Center and CCC

Should Berkeley Collect more Plastics for Recycling? Perspective from the Ecology Center and CCC

Last November, Nate Seltenrich wrote an article in the East Bay Express that delved into Berkeley’s resistance to collecting more plastics for recycling. He wrote, “… For more than a decade, Berkeley’s approach to plastics has hinged on urging residents to cut down on use rather than expanding the amount the city recycles. But waste… Read more »