Fracking During a Drought?

Fracking During a Drought?

Governor Brown has called for Californians to voluntarily cut back water use by 20% to help ease strain on our water resources during the drought. What he’s kept quiet about is the water-intensive fracking wells throughout the state that may be developed under oil-industry friendly SB 4. Each well uses an average of 5 million… Read more »

Will 2014 Be a Drought Year?

Will 2014 Be a Drought Year?

2013 is leaving us high and dry. It was California’s driest year on record, and our local water agency, EBMUD, is reporting rainfall was less than 30% of average years. Rainfall in the next few months will be critical to replenish reservoirs, snow pack and water tables to carry us through the summer. If not… Read more »

This Summer, Go Plastic Bottle Free When You Head Outdoors

This Summer, Go Plastic Bottle Free When You Head Outdoors

Planning a trip to the beach or Yosemite this summer? Keep the focus on enjoying these outdoor treasures – not polluting them – and take the pledge to ditch plastic bottled water by drinking tap water from refillable bottles instead. But even if you remember to plan ahead, bottled water is still readily available to… Read more »

Create Your Raingarden, Next Saturday, 9/22/12

Create Your Raingarden, Next Saturday, 9/22/12

What does your rain garden look like? The fourth event in our “Reclaim, Rebuild, Reskill” series will provide tools and inspiration for integrating water into the landscape. This workshop and skillshare will begin with a slideshow on raingardens and innovative ways to capture and use water, will include a tour of the EcoHouse water features,… Read more »

Creating Rain Gardens Ecology Center Store Event, Thursday, 5/3/12

Creating Rain Gardens Ecology Center Store Event, Thursday, 5/3/12

Learn how to collect rain to reuse in your front or backyard. Water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher will talk about their new book, Creating Rain Gardens… Read more », covering everything from rain barrels to simple living roofs, permeable patios, and other low-tech affordable ways to save water in the garden. The authors walk