Support New National Campaign to Save Seed Sharing

Support New National Campaign to Save Seed Sharing
A new national campaign and petition has been launched by local organizations to protect seed libraries from legal changes that have hindered them in several states. The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), Richmond Grows Seed Library, and Shareable, with support from the Seed Matters project and Clif Bar Family Foundation, are behind the new Save… Read more »

We’re Hiring for Three Part-Time Positions in our Recycling and Food & Farming Programs

We're Hiring for Three Part-Time Positions in our Recycling and Food & Farming Programs
We have three positions currently open that are ideal for students, young people, or others looking for entry-level environmental work. We will be announcing more positions across several of our programs in the coming weeks, check back at ecologycenter.org/jobs. Here’s the positions we’re currently accepting applications for: RECYCLING CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSISTANT (2 Positions Open) The… Read more »

City Seeks to Relocate North Berkeley Farmers’ Market

City Seeks to Relocate North Berkeley Farmers' Market
The City of Berkeley, driven by safety concerns, is proposing that the North Berkeley Farmers’ Market relocate, in a very short timeframe. The Ecology Center is very concerned that the City’s proposal would jeopardize the viability, safety, and feel of a celebrated community resource. The City’s proposal reconfigures the farmers’ market into a single-file, narrow… Read more »

Happy Farmers’ Market Thanksgiving: The Not-So-Secret Holiday for Zero Food Waste

Happy Farmers' Market Thanksgiving: The Not-So-Secret Holiday for Zero Food Waste
Did you need something else to love about Thanksgiving? Here you go: it’s a perfect poster child holiday for zero food waste. Thanksgiving, after all, falls before another very important holiday, unofficially known as Leftovers Day. More than just plates full of our favorite foods, Thanksgiving is also a day to respect and honor the… Read more »

New Report Gives California Elected Officials a ‘Needs Improvement’ Grade on Food and Farm Policy

New Report Gives California Elected Officials a 'Needs Improvement' Grade on Food and Farm Policy
A report released by Berkeley Food Policy Council, Roots of Change, and the California Food Policy Council (CAFPC) unveils 2014 food and farm policy voting results by California elected officials. The 2014 Report on Legislation Related to Food and Farming illustrates how despite making modest progress on food and agriculture issues, the Legislature continues to… Read more »