Biking on the Rise: Resources for East Bay Rides

Biking on the Rise: Resources for East Bay Rides

Did you bike to work or school today? It’s the 20th anniversary of the first Bike to Work day, which got started right here in the East Bay! Biking has been on the rise, for good reason: it’s a great way to exercise, create a more enjoyable commute, potentially save money and shrink your impact… Read more »

Good News? BPA Is Officially Toxic In California

Good News? BPA Is Officially Toxic In California

One of the most widespread chemicals in our bodies, bisphenol-A or BPA, has been added to the list of reproductive toxins that require warning labels under Prop 65. The decision from California EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will mean that products containing hazardous levels of BPA will have a warning label. This… Read more »

Ask the Info Desk: Least-Toxic Ant Control

Ask the Info Desk: Least-Toxic Ant Control

Ant season is in full swing, and our Info Desk has been fielding a lot of questions on how to deal with these unwelcome home invaders. If you don’t have ants, it is likely someone you know does, so feel free to share the resources we have available.
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Food for Thought: Conventional Vs. Organics Study and Responses

Food for Thought: Conventional Vs. Organics Study and Responses

News media this week picked up a Stanford study that found organically grown food was not any more nutritious than conventionally grown food. Reading between the lines, some of the data analyzed did suggest health benefits for organic foods, like decreased pesticides and antibiotic-resistant bacteria and higher levels of a specific antioxidant. But beyond the… Read more »

Ecology Center Stands in Solidarity with Richmond

Ecology Center Stands in Solidarity with Richmond

As affected residents of Richmond are healing, we hope that people in the greater Bay Area will understand what a great risk it is to live with a profit-driven refinery in our midst. For those who want to contribute time, energy or money, several ally organizations have a powerful history of holding Chevron accountable. Check… Read more »