As we celebrate Earth Day this month, we also want to highlight and reintroduce sustainable practices. Since the start of the pandemic, disposables have made their way into our lives through increased online shopping, the inability to use reusables in grocery stores, and from personal protective equipment purchases. Now, a year into the pandemic, there… Read more »
Electrifying Berkeley homes is the next step to eliminating one of our largest sources of greenhouse gases and becoming the sustainable hub we aim to be. Shifting to using electric cars, heat pumps, electric heating, and induction cooking, are some of the ways we can get started. Making all of these changes can be daunting,… Read more »
If you are like many of us, at home during this pandemic, you have increased your online purchasing, and some of those purchases come packaged in cardboard.
Last summer, Ecology Center and the City of Berkeley stopped the collection of extra cardboard due to concerns over the potential for spread of Covid-19. In October 2020,… Read more »
Happy Global Recycling Day (3/18)! The Ecology Center was founded in 1969 by community members and grassroots activists to provide curbside recycling services to the residents of Berkeley to help divert waste from landfills. As one of the first successful curbside recycling programs in the country, the Ecology Center has helped inspire the creation and… Read more »
Lori Caldwell is one of the skilled sustainable gardening and landscaping class instructors we are lucky to partner with at the Ecology Center. She has taught classes on composting, container gardening, re-use culture in the garden, and so much more. As featured in our 11 Black Climate Activists You Should Know and Support Blog, the… Read more »