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 »
By now, you have probably seen or bought Clover Sonoma’s “Fully Renewable Carton.” Having introduced the carton in 2020, Clover claims to be the first dairy company in the US to switch to a “renewable,” plant-based milk carton. But what does plant-based mean when it comes down to disposing of the empty carton?
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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 »
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 »
In Celebration of Hispanic, Latinx+ Month:
The Ecology Center’s Farmers’ Market program has the honor of having Golden Rule Organics as a dedicated and humble vendor. For the past 10 years Golden Rule Organics has offered Berkeley residents and visiting shoppers a plethora of fresh and organic produce, such as their heirloom Roma and Early… Read more »