Breaking the Chains of Plastic: An Event Series on Health and the Environment, Coming this June

Breaking the Chains of Plastic: An Event Series on Health and the Environment, Coming this June
If you look around you right now, how much plastic do you see? Plastics can be a part of nearly everything we buy, whether a new digital device or a box of cereal. As plastic becomes more abundant, it may feel like you have no choice but to join the rising plastic tide. We do… Read more »

The Superbowl Ad You Didn’t See

The Superbowl Ad You Didn't See
If you participated in the football festivities this past Sunday, you were one of over 108 million Americans who tuned in for the game – and the big budget ads. There was one commercial that didn’t make the cut, and we think it’s an important one for more Americans to see. SodaStream is a tiny… Read more »

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. After learning about the impacts of plastic on the environment and human health, Terry began an experiment to eliminate as much… Read more »

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 »