Will 2014 Be a Drought Year?

Will 2014 Be a Drought Year?
2013 is leaving us high and dry. It was California’s driest year on record, and our local water agency, EBMUD, is reporting rainfall was less than 30% of average years. Rainfall in the next few months will be critical to replenish reservoirs, snow pack and water tables to carry us through the summer. If not… Read more »

From Taps to Toilets: Educational Mixer and Benefit for Greywater Action, Friday 3/16/12

From Taps to Toilets: Educational Mixer and Benefit for Greywater Action, Friday 3/16/12
Interested in saving water? Have you considered installing a greywater system, a rainwater harvesting system, or maybe even a composting toilet? Come learn about these simple, water saving technologies and meet local people who’ve already installed them. The evening will be a mix of short presentations on each technology, and time to meet and talk… Read more »

Speak Up to Ensure Greywater and Rainwater Catchment Are Part of California’s Code!

Speak Up to Ensure Greywater and Rainwater Catchment Are Part of California's Code!
We were passed on the message below from Greywater Action, a fiscally-sponsored project of the Ecology Center. With the EcoHouse, we went through the process of obtaining a permit for the greywater system there, shown in the picture, which was the first in Berkeley. We know the difficult hoops homeowners have to jump through with… Read more »