University of Vermont Bans Bottled Water On Campus

University of Vermont Bans Bottled Water On Campus

Ditching disposable water bottles is a big step for UVM and the 14,000 students, faculty and staff who drink water there daily. It’s yet another example of a campus, business or local government making moves toward sustainability by implementing a policy to encourage behavior that’s good, or place a cost on behavior that’s bad. A… Read more »

Plastic-Free with Beth Terry, This Thursday, 6/28/12

Plastic-Free with Beth Terry, This Thursday, 6/28/12

In the final event of our Zero Waste series, this Thursday evening local author Beth Terry will discuss her new book, Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too… Read more ». After learning about the impacts of plastic on the environment and human health, Terry began an experiment to eliminate as much

Should Berkeley Collect more Plastics for Recycling? Perspective from the Ecology Center and CCC

Should Berkeley Collect more Plastics for Recycling? Perspective from the Ecology Center and CCC

Last November, Nate Seltenrich wrote an article in the East Bay Express that delved into Berkeley’s resistance to collecting more plastics for recycling. He wrote, “… For more than a decade, Berkeley’s approach to plastics has hinged on urging residents to cut down on use rather than expanding the amount the city recycles. But waste… Read more »

Send Letters to Jerry Brown About Recycling

Send Letters to Jerry Brown About Recycling

Please take five minutes to send a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, urging his signature on three important bills that will affect recycling in California. Californians Against Waste has created sample letters to make it convenient for you. Please send in your completed letters to Californians Against Waste by October 9 for hand delivery to… Read more »

Plastic: A Toxic Love Story. Author event tonight at Books, Inc. in Berkeley

Plastic: A Toxic Love Story. Author event tonight at Books, Inc. in Berkeley

Tonight, in Berkeley, journalist Susan Freinkel will be reading from her new book, Plastic: A Toxic Love Story… Read more » at Books, Inc. Each year we use and consume more plastic; we’ve produced as much plastic in the past decade as we did in the entire twentieth century. Plastics draw on dwindling fossil fuels, leach harmful chemicals,