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 »
On September 20th, 2019, millions of people (including you perhaps!) took to the streets to demand action on climate change around the world. Holding their protest signs high and proud, students assembled in front of federal buildings from New York to San Francisco, on shores and in villages from the Marshall Islands to India to… 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 »
Bay Area’s Measure AA is a proposed measure on June ballots that will raise $500 million over 20 years to fund critical wetland restoration and flood-protection projects. Measure AA needs our help. More than 50% of voters use absentee ballots, which have already arrived in homes. Many voters have never heard of this measure and… Read more »
Meditation centers. Daylighted creeks. Purple pipes flowing with clean, free water. Trees, wildlife, fish, and a bird island. Pedestrian and bicycle bridges. Green roofs. Greywater systems. Permeable surfaces. Drinking fountains (to encourage drinking water, not soda). Tiny houses. Solar panels. What do these concepts have in common?
These are just some of the solutions that… Read more »