Holiday Schedule for Our Programs

Holiday Schedule for Our Programs
Happy holidays to our friends and community! Some of our programs will have a little break as we head into 2017. Please see below for holiday schedules for all of our programs. Berkeley Curbside Recycling: Crew will run their usual Monday routes and Recycling phone (510) 527-5555 will be answered on 12/26/16 and 01/02/2017. Ecology… Read more »

Remember Your Reusables for Plastic-Free Week at Berkeley Farmers’ Markets, 7/19-7/23/16

Remember Your Reusables for Plastic-Free Week at Berkeley Farmers' Markets, 7/19-7/23/16
All three farmers’ markets will have special visitors, promotions, and activities to go plastic-free this week. Have you ever seen the bag monster? Prizes: Show us your reusable container or cup in action at the Farmers’ Market info booth and enter to win a basket of fresh produce. Snap a picture, tag @EcologyCenter on Facebook… Read more »

Plastic-Free July Inspiration: Jackie Omania’s Zero Waste Classroom at Oxford Elementary

Plastic-Free July Inspiration: Jackie Omania's Zero Waste Classroom at Oxford Elementary
Note from the Ecology Center: Jackie’s inspiration to create a Zero Waste classroom came last summer from an Ecology Center event on plastic. We’ve hosted activities for Plastic-Free July again this year. This interview with filmmaker Wang Jiuliang offers a snapshot of the film that compelled Jackie to take action. Reposted with permission from Berkeley Read more »

Zero Waste Week: Recycling Update, Local Tour on Unwanted & Imperfect Food, and Youth Convergence!

Zero Waste Week: Recycling Update, Local Tour on Unwanted & Imperfect Food, and Youth Convergence!
Interested in local food? How about local ugly or unwanted food? ​Join the Northern California Recycling Association’s (NCRA) tour of ​a local food scrap processing facility and anaerobic digestion facility. Marin Sanitary Service collects and processes ​food scraps ​and sends it to the Food 2 Energy digester where it is mixed with sewage and digested… Read more »

Tonight: Plastic-Free July Founder Rebecca Prince-Ruiz Talks about International Zero Waste Movement

Tonight: Plastic-Free July Founder Rebecca Prince-Ruiz Talks about International Zero Waste Movement
We welcome Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, visiting from Australia, to discuss how Plastic-Free July has grown into a world-wide phenomenon. The Ecology Center has been celebrating Plastic-Free July since 2014, in collaboration with activist and author Beth Terry, Berkeley’s Shorebird Park Nature Center, and other allies dedicated to pollution prevention. Come learn about how the Plastic-Free July… Read more »