Ecology Center's Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ecology Center’s Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update on Friday, March 27, 2020 Ecology Center’s Berkeley Farmers’ Markets During COVID-19 As an essential service, the Berkeley Farmers’ Markets REMAIN OPEN, providing fresh,… Read more »
Ecology Center in the Making

Ecology Center in the Making

A Brief Retrospect by Ecology Center Executive Director Martin Bourque Historic Change Happens Ecology Center was born at a turning point in our nation, with… Read more »
Reusables Become a Reality—A Reusable Cup Service Pilot Update!

Reusables Become a Reality—A Reusable Cup Service Pilot Update!

by Denaya Shorter, Community Engagement Program Director Almost five months into Berkeley’s first Reusable Cup service pilot, and the program has already received over 1300… Read more »
Rooted in Community Winter Leadership Institute Reflections

Rooted in Community Winter Leadership Institute Reflections

by Marcel Ramos, Youth Development Program Coordinator This past December, I had the opportunity to attend Rooted in Community’s biannual Winter Leadership Institute. I traveled… Read more »

Ecology Center’s Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ecology Center's Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Update on Friday, March 27, 2020 Ecology Center’s Berkeley Farmers’ Markets During COVID-19 As an essential service, the Berkeley Farmers’ Markets REMAIN OPEN, providing fresh, healthy food for the community. We are actively making operational changes to protect customers, farmers, and staff, and to mitigate the spread of disease. We continue to follow the guidance… Read more »

Ecology Center in the Making

Ecology Center in the Making
A Brief Retrospect by Ecology Center Executive Director Martin Bourque Historic Change Happens Ecology Center was born at a turning point in our nation, with Berkeley, California, as one of the epicenters for a social revolution. It was 1969, and the social fabric was being pulled in all directions—it was coming undone. The anti-war movement,… Read more »

Reusables Become a Reality—A Reusable Cup Service Pilot Update!

Reusables Become a Reality—A Reusable Cup Service Pilot Update!
by Denaya Shorter, Community Engagement Program Director Almost five months into Berkeley’s first Reusable Cup service pilot, and the program has already received over 1300 sign-ups! With eleven participating locations on the UC Berkeley campus and in the Telegraph Avenue area in South Berkeley, the Ecology Center and Vessel partnership program, launched in September 2019,… Read more »

Rooted in Community Winter Leadership Institute Reflections

Rooted in Community Winter Leadership Institute Reflections
by Marcel Ramos, Youth Development Program Coordinator This past December, I had the opportunity to attend Rooted in Community’s biannual Winter Leadership Institute. I traveled to Birmingham, AL, gathering with young adults from organizations across the country to discuss the importance of youth roles in the food justice movement. Over the course of three days,… Read more »

Trying to Recycle That Plastic Bag? The Odds Are Nine to One It’s Not Happening

Trying to Recycle That Plastic Bag? The Odds Are Nine to One It's Not Happening
It can feel impossible to get away from using plastic. In our consumer world, plastic is everywhere and deciding what to do with it, can be confusing. More than 4.83 million tons of plastic film has been generated to date and only about 9.1% of that plastic is recycled. The Ecology Center Helpdesk fields dozens… Read more »