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 »

Come Visit Us this Sunday at Solano Stroll, 9/8/13

Come Visit Us this Sunday at Solano Stroll, 9/8/13
Our staff will be out enjoying the action this Sunday at Solano Stroll – a big, fun, free street festival on Solano Avenue. Say hello, and test your knowledge of plastics recycling with our game. Winners will get a free year membership to the Ecology Center! You can also pick up resources for going plastic-free… Read more »

Today at the Farmers’ Market: Plastic-Free Crafting and Info Swap!

Today at the Farmers' Market: Plastic-Free Crafting and Info Swap!
Our Breaking the Chains of Plastic event series is continuing with a hands-on event at the Farmers’ Market today. Come down to Adeline and 63rd for new, creative tools for living plastic-free! This afternoon is devoted to both DIY and information sharing that you can use to replace the plastics in your life with healthier… Read more »