Compost Happens: Compost 101 at the EcoHouse, 11/2/14

Compost Happens: Compost 101 at the EcoHouse, 11/2/14
Do you know how hardworking compost is? It builds up the things we want – healthy soils that retain water, sequester carbon, and grow nutrient-dense plants – and reduces the things we don’t, like food waste, synthetic fertilizers, and greenhouse gas emissions. The best way to get up close with compost is to try it… Read more »

Ecology Center Hosts “Climate Refugees” Documentary Screening, 8/15/14

Ecology Center Hosts "Climate Refugees" Documentary Screening, 8/15/14
Environmental refugees are now more prevalent than political refugees. This week, news outlets reported a landmark ruling by New Zealand, which granted residency to a family from Tuvalu, for reasons connected to climate change. Sea level rise, along with floods, droughts, desertification, famine, and other climate change impacts are forcing people across the globe to… Read more »

Get the Low Down on Pee and Poo: Composting Toilet Event, 8/7/14

Get the Low Down on Pee and Poo: Composting Toilet Event, 8/7/14
Composting toilets and urine reuse are drought-savvy practices that we don’t see many public examples of in the US. These systems can be sanitary and ecological, conserving drinkable water for uses other than flushing toilets. Get the low down on repurposing human waste at an evening presentation with Greywater Action, Thursday, August 7th. Learn about… Read more »

Final Workshop for Plastic-Free July: Potluck and Celebration, 7/27/14

Final Workshop for Plastic-Free July: Potluck and Celebration, 7/27/14
The final workshop in our Plastic-Free July series will be a potluck and celebration of all our plastic-free efforts! Join Beth Terry and the Ecology Center on Sunday, July 27 from 1-3pm. Bring your favorite potluck dish to share. Show off your plastic-free lunch strategies and share any special tips you have picked up during… Read more »

Join Shoreline Clean-Up, 7/19/14 for Plastic-Free July

Join Shoreline Clean-Up, 7/19/14 for Plastic-Free July
Looking for litter? Try your luck with us at a Shoreline Clean-Up, Saturday, July 19th. According to the California Coastal Commission, post-July 4th is the most polluted time for our public beaches and shores. We can prevent litter at the source by reducing our personal plastic use. By removing existing litter at a clean-up, we … Read more »