This year, rain and snow have been well below average. As of March of 2021 the state’s network of reservoirs are holding less water than usual . State Drought Monitor, a federal government monitoring service, shows that drought conditions have enveloped 91% of California’s landmass and more than a third of the state is in… Read more »
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 »