Final Workshop for Plastic-Free July: Potluck and Celebration, 7/27/14

Final Workshop for Plastic-Free July: Potluck and Celebration, 7/27/14
The final workshop in our Plastic-Free July series will be a potluck and celebration of all our plastic-free efforts! Join Beth Terry and the Ecology Center on Sunday, July 27 from 1-3pm. Bring your favorite potluck dish to share. Show off your plastic-free lunch strategies and share any special tips you have picked up during… Read more »

Jack Johnson Doubles Your Ecology Center Donations!

Jack Johnson Doubles Your Ecology Center Donations!
Jack Johnson and his social action network, All at Once, are passionate about sustainable, local food systems and Plastic-Free initiatives, and so are we! They kindly reached out to the Ecology Center to be a partner organization, as a way to support our work and to encourage people to get involved and make positive change… Read more »

Plastic-Free July Workshop #1, 6/29/14

Plastic-Free July Workshop #1, 6/29/14
Have you ever tried to cut down your plastic-use? It’s easier to get started with support from those who have done it before, and to stay motivated by joining a group of others to kick the plastic habit together. Get inspired with ideas to reduce your plastic use at Plastic-Free July Workshop #1, Sunday, June… Read more »

Join Plastic-Free July, Film and Discussion: “Plastic Paradise,” 6/26/14

Join Plastic-Free July, Film and Discussion: "Plastic Paradise," 6/26/14
Join the Ecology Center and our team of plastic-free activists and organizations in taking the Plastic-Free July challenge. Our first event to get you ready for the month-long challenge is a panel discussion and film screening of “Plastic Paradise,” on Thursday, June 26th. “Plastic Paradise” explores the problem of plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean.… Read more »

Beyond BPA: Study Shows that Most Plastics Leach Synthetic Estrogens

Beyond BPA: Study Shows that Most Plastics Leach Synthetic Estrogens
Mother Jones published an article in their latest issue that highlights the risk of even BPA-free plastics. They focus on the research of George Bittner, a neurobiologist University of Texas Austin, who has found that a wide range of plastics used in everyday consumer products leach synthetic estrogens. In his study, some BPA-free plastics “released… Read more »