Watch Out for Plastic Industry’s Campaign to Overturn California’s Bag Ban

Watch Out for Plastic Industry's Campaign to Overturn California's Bag Ban
Last year, we celebrated a landmark environmental win as California became the first state to sign a bag ban into law. Now, the plastic industry has gathered enough signatures to put a referendum on the November 2016 ballot to overturn SB 270. They filed the paperwork last month, and more than 18 months away from… Read more »

Ecology Center’s Food & Farming, Zero Waste Programs Are Now Hiring

Ecology Center's Food & Farming, Zero Waste Programs Are Now Hiring
These positions at the Ecology Center are now open: Farmers’ Market Access & Equity Program Coordinator, Farmers’ Market Program Manager, and On-Call Curbside Recycling Driver. We encourage you to visit ecologycenter.org/jobs for full descriptions, and details on how to apply. FARMERS’ MARKET ACCESS & EQUITY PROGRAM COORDINATOR The Farmers’ Markets Access & Equity (FMAE) Program… Read more »

Recycling Update Brings 25 Speakers on Zero Waste to Berkeley on 3/17/15

Recycling Update Brings 25 Speakers on Zero Waste to Berkeley on 3/17/15
On Tuesday March 17, Northern California Recycling Association (NCRA) proudly celebrates the 20th annual Recycling Update event, co-sponsored by the Ecology Center. The event of the year for all things Zero Waste, the day features over 25 local, national and international industry experts speaking on the spectrum of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot. The day… Read more »

10 ways we moved the needle in 2014

10 ways we moved the needle in 2014
Here’s what’s inspiring us to think big for 2015: 1. We helped pass Measure D, doing what we always do: convening, creating content-rich events, engaging the community, and changing the environment so it supports health, justice, and resilience. 2. Market Match expanded to 153 farmers’ markets in California, creating 46,412 purchases of affordable fruits and… Read more »

Happy Farmers’ Market Thanksgiving: The Not-So-Secret Holiday for Zero Food Waste

Happy Farmers' Market Thanksgiving: The Not-So-Secret Holiday for Zero Food Waste
Did you need something else to love about Thanksgiving? Here you go: it’s a perfect poster child holiday for zero food waste. Thanksgiving, after all, falls before another very important holiday, unofficially known as Leftovers Day. More than just plates full of our favorite foods, Thanksgiving is also a day to respect and honor the… Read more »