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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Hi Ecology Center friends!
We have some wonderful news to share with you all! Together, we were able to donate 57 coats, sweaters, and jackets to Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS).
BOSS has successfully distributed these coats to over 15 residential and shelter programs throughout Alameda County, and we could not have done it without… Read more »