Berkeley High Freshmen Start School Year with Free Water Bottles Thanks to Soda Tax

Berkeley High Freshmen Start School Year with Free Water Bottles Thanks to Soda Tax
[Press Release]  As classes start this week, 700 students entering Berkeley High are going to school with free, stainless steel, reusable water bottles. Made by the Chico-based company Klean Kanteen, the water bottles were distributed at freshman orientation by Youth Scholars from the Ecology Center’s Youth Environmental Academy. This water bottle giveaway was funded by… Read more »

What Does the Ecology Center Offer Youth?

What Does the Ecology Center Offer Youth?
The Ecology Center is a great non-profit organization founded in 1969 by a group of Berkeley residents who were eager for environmental reform. To this day, it continues to be in the forefront of many environmental campaigns. It’s never too early to become an environmental activist and the Ecology Center offers resources for everyone in… Read more »

We Celebrate 12 Graduates from our Youth Environmental Academy this Summer

We Celebrate 12 Graduates from our Youth Environmental Academy this Summer
This month we had 12 youth graduate from our summer Youth Environmental Academy. Our youth had their first green job, supporting our farmers’ markets and Farm Fresh Choice stands. Through our environmental literacy curriculum, they learned about renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, resource recovery, water management, and green job career paths. Lastly, we had lots of… Read more »

Local Restaurant Lalime’s Celebrates Their 30th Year with Benefit Dinner for Youth Program, 6/29/15

Local Restaurant Lalime's Celebrates Their 30th Year with Benefit Dinner for Youth Program, 6/29/15
Save the date to eat, sip, and support our youth program! Lalime’s is celebrating thirty years in business with a dinner party that will give back to the community. We are honored that they are donating proceeds to support our Youth Environmental Academy (YEA). YEA is a green leadership development program that offers paid internships… Read more »

Youth Interns Broaden Their Horizons through EcoHouse Tour

Youth Interns Broaden Their Horizons through EcoHouse Tour
On a recent Friday, I along with the rest of Ecology Center youth interns took a field trip to the EcoHouse located in North Berkeley. The tour was filled with insights on how to grow a successful garden, ways utilize water resourcefully, and tips for applying these skills to everyday life. The tour started with… Read more »