Dirty Energy/Clean Solutions Climate Conference, 5/9/14-5/11/14

Dirty Energy/Clean Solutions Climate Conference, 5/9/14-5/11/14
350 Bay Area and Sunflower Alliance are hosting a Climate Conference, Dirty Energy, Clean Solutions this weekend. Mark Jacobson, Stanford professor, plus thirty-one other expert scientists and activists will present cutting-edge information that will significantly raise our effectiveness as climate activists. Spanish translation available. Here’s the overview of the conference: Friday: (San Francisco: Unitarian Universalist… Read more »

Tonight! Keep Dangerous Fracked Oil Out of Berkeley

Tonight! Keep Dangerous Fracked Oil Out of Berkeley
Oil companies in the Bay Area have proposed plans to move explosive fracked crude oil through major Bay Area cities, using the same tracks as Amtrak’s passenger rail line. This move puts all the cities along the path of this rail route at risk, including Richmond, Berkeley, Oakland and San Jose. This region has a… Read more »

Fracking During a Drought?

Fracking During a Drought?
Governor Brown has called for Californians to voluntarily cut back water use by 20% to help ease strain on our water resources during the drought. What he’s kept quiet about is the water-intensive fracking wells throughout the state that may be developed under oil-industry friendly SB 4. Each well uses an average of 5 million… Read more »

Fracking in California 101, 11/19/13

Fracking in California 101, 11/19/13
Fracking is expanding all over the country, but it’s also already being used here in California. Understanding what fracking is, how to talk about it, and what can be done to protect communities from its risks are all going to be addressed at a free upcoming workshop, Tuesday, November 19th from 7 to 9 PM.… Read more »

What’s on Our Menu: Policies to Lead By

What's on Our Menu: Policies to Lead By
The Ecology Center is perhaps best known for our local, service-oriented work. But as we’ve created infrastructure and piloted projects, we have frequently found ourselves at government’s door, advocating for policy changes that would stop harmful practices and allow our positive, local solutions to scale up. Even in this jaded age of low government expectations,… Read more »