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 »

Gather Your Old Batteries, Lightbulbs, Paint, And More! Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event, 10/11/15

Gather Your Old Batteries, Lightbulbs, Paint, And More! Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event, 10/11/15
Here’s an excellent opportunity to dispose of leftover pesticides, fertilizers (even the organic ones!), paints and other everyday household hazardous waste items. Community members often contact us to find out where to take these types of items – and the regular drop off location is inconvenient for some, so we want to make sure everyone… Read more »

Wasted: A Green Noir Mystery, 10/8/15

Wasted: A Green Noir Mystery, 10/8/15
Go back to the dark days of the “recycling wars” at this event with former Ecology Center board member, John Byrne Barry. He’ll be sharing his new novel, Wasted, featuring a murder in the “Recycle Berkeley” yard, Thursday, October 8th at the Ecology Center. While the book is fiction, we’ll pull out some real… Read more »