We know so many parents, community members, and especially students, past and present, who are big fans of Berkeley’s public school Garden & Cooking Program. We are too, because the program provides invaluable health, nutrition, and food literacy lessons to a broad swath of Berkeley’s kids. We’ve been concerned by the repeated cuts to the… Read more »
This week, a NASA researcher published an op-ed with the title, “California has about one year of water left,” causing a viral drought frenzy on the internet. Individual drought-shaming is already a trend, and Governor Brown asked every Californian to conserve water when he declared a drought emergency last January. Our collective effort should be… Read more »
After 39 years, we’re overdue for an update on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), our country’s chemical safety bill. To protect citizen’s health, we need revisions that bolster the EPA’s ability to test chemicals, and recognize state laws that have been filling the regulatory gap. California has been a front-runner in this. Flame retardants … Read more »
To combat climate change, half the battle is preventing the worst polluting plans from going through. The other half is fighting fiercely for better solutions. In the Bay Area, we are tracking three local climate issues that need collective action: preventing the unnecessary risks of oil by rail, reducing dangerous pollution from neighboring refineries, and… Read more »
The City of Berkeley, driven by safety concerns, is proposing that the North Berkeley Farmers’ Market relocate, in a very short timeframe. The Ecology Center is very concerned that the City’s proposal would jeopardize the viability, safety, and feel of a celebrated community resource.
The City’s proposal reconfigures the farmers’ market into a single-file, narrow… Read more »