Ecology Center’s Recycling Director, Daniel Maher, Faces Unjust Deportation

Ecology Center's Recycling Director, Daniel Maher, Faces Unjust Deportation
The US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has seized the Ecology Center’s Recycling Director, Daniel Maher, and is detaining him indefinitely under the threat of immediate deportation to China. Daniel has been an integral part of the Ecology Center for almost a decade, leading Berkeley’s curbside recycling program. Daniel immigrated from Macau when he was… Read more »

Plastic-Free July: Events & Actions for Body, Home, and Planet

Plastic-Free July: Events & Actions for Body, Home, and Planet
This July, the Ecology Center, along with an array of cosponsors, will be hosting Plastic-Free July, a series of events for community members to learn, take action, get tips on reducing plastic waste, and connect with others who are concerned about the global problem of plastic pollution. Plastic-Free July is an annual event that began… Read more »

Success! California Assembly Approves AB 1321

Success! California Assembly Approves AB 1321
Update: AB 1321 was approved by the Assembly on Wednesday, June 3, with strong bipartisan support in a vote of 61 to 16! Thank you to all who advocated and contacted Assemblymembers to secure this important step. It is currently being held in the Conference Budget Committee, which is holding this item until Monday. If… Read more »

Ask California’s Budget Leaders to Fund Nutrition Incentives Act, AB 1321

Ask California's Budget Leaders to Fund Nutrition Incentives Act, AB 1321
UPDATE: Thanks to all our emails and letters, the Senate Budget Committee included $2.5 million in their proposed budget for AB 1321! However, we need to continue to let a few key decision-makers know that this is a budget priority for our state. We need your help to make sure that the $2.5 million makes… Read more »

Update: Alameda County Supervisors Re-Open Application Period for Community Choice Energy Committee

Update: Alameda County Supervisors Re-Open Application Period for Community Choice Energy Committee
Our voices do make a difference! At its May 5, 2015 public hearing, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors delayed the adoption of a slate of County positions for the Steering Committee of the County’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program. The Board heard from a number of stakeholders who expressed dissatisfaction with the list of… Read more »