Last month, Berkeley City Council unanimously passed the Disposable-Free Dining Ordinance, a groundbreaking and expansive plan for phasing out single-use plastic foodware from Berkeley restaurants and businesses.
The ordinance, the first of its kind in the U.S. to comprehensively address single-use plastics, has been met with an outpouring of support from the community including students,… Read more »
After a long deliberation between the Conference Committee leadership, the Farm Bill passed in both chambers of Congress this week and awaits the President’s signature. In a historic vote, the House broke the record for the most number of “yes” votes on a Farm Bill, ever. It seems as though the sweeping wins for Democrats… Read more »
On September 8th, over 250,000 people on all 7 continents stepped up to demand tangible, real action on climate change from their elected officials. Hundreds of frontline communities led the way, building momentum and urgency for this fight.
On November 8th, we kept that energy going and continued the conversation at our most recent Berkeley… Read more »
Climate change is here, in the form of wildfires ravaging around the state and hazardous air quality where the smoke drifts. To locate where fires are burning, visit the CAL FIRE website. It’s vital to protect your health now and into next week, and to prepare for this phenomenon to happen repeatedly in the future.… Read more »
photo by James Callan
Halloween and The Day of Dead are holidays celebrated by families and children around the world, but the plastic trash created for the festivities can be totally terrifying. Have no fear, the Ecology Center collaborated with our Break Free From Plastic partners UPSTREAM and Plastic Pollution Coalition to bring you the… Read more »