Jack Johnson—inspired musician, deeply committed environmentalist, and Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Environment Program—is partnering with the Ecology Center to raise funds for our programs! The Johnson Ohana Foundation will match your donation to the Ecology Center, dollar-for-dollar up to $2,500. As part of Jack Johnson’s Meet the Moonlight tour, the Johnson Ohana Foundation is… Read more »

Market Match Supports Rural Communities in California

Market Match Supports Rural Communities in California
Ecology Center partners with over 55 organizations across the state to operate the Market Match program at farmers’ markets and other farm-direct sites by providing extra money to customers spending their CalFresh dollars on locally-produced food. Since 2017, Market Match has partnered with the Crescent City Downtown Divas, a nonprofit founded by women-owned businesses and… Read more »

It’s Official! CA SB 54—California’s Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act—is California Law

It's Official! CA SB 54—California’s Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act—is California Law
Yesterday SB 54 was signed into law establishing one of the world’s largest Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs. The law has a special focus on reducing plastic waste and its harm to communities and the environment. This bill is also among the most far-reaching in its control over the plastic packaging industry. “As the nation’s… Read more »

Native American Heritage Month: Growing Momentum & Land Back in the East Bay, Beyond

Native American Heritage Month: Growing Momentum & Land Back in the East Bay, Beyond
This year for Native American Heritage Month, and beyond, we encourage you to expand your knowledge of and join the many efforts to recognize and act on the demands and frontline needs of Indigenous communities. The Ecology Center occupies Huichin Ohlone land and continues to reflect on the growing actions we can take to advocate… Read more »