From Here to China: Secrets of the Plastic Recycling Industry, 7/30/15

From Here to China: Secrets of the Plastic Recycling Industry, 7/30/15
Why do we send so much of our plastic waste to China for recycling? What actually happens to it once it’s there? Why don’t we handle our own plastic waste? With its “Green Fence” policy, China has become choosier about the plastic waste it accepts, while US residents are creating more plastic waste than ever.… Read more »

Potluck Lunch & Workshop for Plastic-Free July this Saturday, 7/11/15

Potluck Lunch & Workshop for Plastic-Free July this Saturday, 7/11/15
We’re big fans of local activist Beth Terry, who offers practical and friendly advice on how to reduce plastic in your life, no matter how much you currently use. This Saturday, she’s hosting a potluck lunch and plastic-free living workshop with us, to explore inspiration, challenges, and solutions to address our plastic problem. Beth will… Read more »

Plastic Is Getting Drastic with Capt. Charles Moore, 6/23/15

Plastic Is Getting Drastic with Capt. Charles Moore, 6/23/15
Join the Ecology Center and Clean Water Action for an evening with Captain Charles Moore who will present his latest research on the North Pacific Gyre, home of the fastest-growing swirling vortex of plastic trash. After 15 years of voyages into the North Pacific Gyre, Captain Moore returns from his 2014 voyage with disturbing news… Read more »

Changing Farming, One Lentil at a Time: “Lentil Underground” Book Event & Seed Swap, 5/23/15

Changing Farming, One Lentil at a Time: "Lentil Underground" Book Event & Seed Swap, 5/23/15
Lentil Underground by Berkeley author Liz Carlisle is the true story of a group of Montana farmers who launch a farm-to-table movement, developing lentil farming as a strategy to restore depleted soils while creating a market for an unlikely cash crop. By collectively sharing their skills, experiences, and resources, this diverse group of farmers venture… 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 »