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 »

Special Holiday Schedules for our Programs

Special Holiday Schedules for our Programs
We have special schedules across our programs around the holidays! Please contact us if you have any questions. Store Open every day through Christmas Eve, 11 AM – 6 PM, including Monday, 12/21/15 Open 11 AM – 4 PM Christmas Eve, 12/24/15 Closed 12/25/15 through 1/4/16, first day open in 2016 is Tuesday, 1/5/16 Berkeley… Read more »