Come Shop on Plaid Friday, and Gather Your Coats for the Winter Coat Drive!

Come Shop on Plaid Friday, and Gather Your Coats for the Winter Coat Drive!
Our Store will be open this Friday, which is a big day to support small, local businesses as part of Plaid Friday – the alternative to big store frenzy of Black Friday. We’ll be open 11 – 6 Friday through Sunday this weekend. We carry useful and innovative products to support your sustainable home, body… Read more »

Annual Members’ Sale and Food Makers Walking Tour, 11/23/14

Annual Members' Sale and Food Makers Walking Tour, 11/23/14
A few times a year, we offer special events for our community of members, who support our work to build a sustainable, healthy, and just future. We have one of these events coming up next Sunday, November 23rd! Current members are invited to come shop our Store with a special discount of 20% off purchases,… Read more »

Book Launch Party for Everyday Cheesemaking, 7/24/14

Book Launch Party for Everyday Cheesemaking, 7/24/14
Come to the Ecology Center Thursday, July 24th for a night of local cheese, goats and tips from a new book Everyday Cheesemaking: How to Succeed Making Dairy & Nut Cheese at Home. Local cheesemaker and homesteader K. Ruby Blume will be celebrating the launch of her book with goat milking and cheesemaking demonstrations,… Read more »

July 4th Schedule for Ecology Center Programs

July 4th Schedule for Ecology Center Programs
The Ecology Center Store, office and environmental services will be closed on Friday in observance of the 4th of July holiday. We will be open with regular hours on Saturday and Sunday. Recycling pick up will be operating as usual on Friday. The Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market will be operating also as usual on Saturday.… Read more »

Get Your Summer Sun Safely: EWG’s Guide to Sunscreens

Get Your Summer Sun Safely: EWG's Guide to Sunscreens
Environmental Working Group has put out an updated Guide to Sunscreens, and this year, they have also launched a Sun Safety campaign. The reason? Two-thirds of the sunscreens they assessed did not work well enough, or contained ingredients that are toxic. Meanwhile, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Big… Read more »