City of Berkeley Chipper Day Program

City of Berkeley Chipper Day Program
The Berkeley Fire Department is proud to sponsor the new Berkeley Chipping Program! The program provides for the curbside pickup, chipping, and disposal of vegetation material from residential properties. To participate you MUST book a reservation no later than the Friday preceding the week of your neighborhood’s event.​ Piles are required to be ready at… Read more »

Explore the Ecology Center’s Disposable Foodware Policy Toolkit

A large group of people standing together holding signs that read "Disposable Free Berkeley"
In the US we have been entrenched in a culture of consumption, with little consideration for what waste disposal entails, for decades. In fact, the convenience of disposable products and foodware has long been celebrated; in the 1950s a Time article coined the term “throwaway living,” naming that sentiment. But in recent years, cultural awareness… Read more »

Valentine’s Day: Your Guide to Gifting Sustainably & Thoughtfully in Berkeley and the East Bay

Valentine's Day: Your Guide to Gifting Sustainably & Thoughtfully in Berkeley and the East Bay
Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day with loved ones or Galentine’s Day with cherished friends, you may be wondering how to balance your commitment to sustainability while gift-giving. The options for showing your love, appreciation, and admiration don’t have to be limited to material goods. Gifting options definitely should not be limited to plastic, single-use disposable… Read more »