Get Involved in This Campaign for Our Health! Berkeley vs. Big Soda Training and Meeting, 4/26/14

Get Involved in This Campaign for Our Health! Berkeley vs. Big Soda Training and Meeting, 4/26/14

The Ecology Center is proud to support this campaign to improve health in Berkeley, and this Saturday is your chance to get involved! It’s the next meeting of the Berkeley Healthy Child Coalition, the community coalition driving the Berkeley vs. Big Soda campaign. Join us as a supporter of Berkeley vs. Big Soda – learn… Read more »

Help Soda Warning Label Bill Pass Appropriations Committee This Week!

Help Soda Warning Label Bill Pass Appropriations Committee This Week!

SB 1000 (Monning) is the proposed state law that would put a safety warning label on sodas and other sugary beverages sold in California. This bill would support the health of all Californians, by helping consumers identify risks and make informed decisions about what they purchase. You can support this effort by making a quick… Read more »

War Against Diabetes Is Being Waged in Berkeley

War Against Diabetes Is Being Waged in Berkeley

1 in 2 children of color will get diabetes in their lifetime. This is one of the main reasons why the Ecology Center is involved in the Healthy Child Initiative, the effort to put a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages. We have linked a factor in our environment that is making us sick and killing… Read more »

California Proposes Warning Label for Sugary Drinks

California Proposes Warning Label for Sugary Drinks

High rates of obesity and diabetes have been linked to drinking soda and other sweetened beverages. The good news? There’s a variety of solutions to protect our health and keep healthcare costs down. Berkeley’s proposed Healthy Child Initiative, putting a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks, is one route that’s been shown would reduce consumption, and… Read more »

We’re for a Healthy and Just Future, We’re for the Healthy Child Initiative

We're for a Healthy and Just Future, We're for the Healthy Child Initiative

The Healthy Child Initiative is a campaign to put a sugar-sweetened beverage tax on the November 2014 ballot. At a packed meeting on Tuesday, City Council unanimously approved taking the first step for it to be included on the ballot, by including it in a community poll of potential ballot measures. If passed, Berkeley would… Read more »