The Ecology Center has a wide array of resources to help urban residents make healthier and more environmentally friendly choices. We can give you the information or referrals you need, help you gain useful skills or knowledge, provide opportunities to join forces with like-minded people, or point you to alternative products and green services.
INFORMATION HOTLINE & HELP DESK
The Ecology Center’s Hotline and Help Desk staffers can answer a wide range of questions on environmental topics, from toxics to composting to activism. If we can’t answer your question, we can refer you to sources who can. Call the hotline at 510-548-2220 x233, email us your question, or visit the Help Desk at the Ecology Center Tuesday through Saturday, between the hours of 11am and 6pm.
CLASSES & EVENTS
The Ecology Center hosts classes, workshops, lectures, and author events on a variety of subjects. Check the EcoCalendar for the current class schedule. Emphasis is on hands-on learning for those wishing to lead a more self-reliant and sustainable lifestyle, thought-provoking explorations of current environmental issues, and community-building around positive solutions. For more information call (510) 548-2220 ext. 233.
The EcoDirectory is the Ecology Center’s searchable online directory of businesses and organizations that offer information or services related to environmental topics.
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The Ecology Center maintains a library that focuses on the environmental concerns of Californians, with particular emphasis on the Bay Area. Our collection of books, magazines, DVDs, and do-it-yourself pamphlets feature subjects including toxics, renewable energy, permaculture, gardening, globalization, recycling, environmental education, sustainable development, climate change, and environmental justice. While anyone can use our library for reference, only Ecology Center Members can check materials out.
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FACT SHEETS & USEFUL LINKS
The Ecology Center produces a wide variety of free fact sheets on topics relevant to sustainable living, urban agriculture, nontoxic pest control, and more. Explore our list of downloadable fact sheets and our listing of useful links.
TERRAIN MAGAZINE ARCHIVES
From 1992 to 2009, the Ecology Center published Terrain, a magazine full of hard-hitting environmental reporting on issues pertinent to Northern California and beyond. Peruse our online archives of the last five years of Terrain, for your reading and research pleasure.