Community Choice Action Alert – Contact State Senators By 5PM on Friday, 3/31/17!

Community Choice Action Alert - Contact State Senators By 5PM on Friday, 3/31/17!
We are all for Community Choice Energy (CCE), which will be rolling out in Alameda County very soon. This model, which is growing rapidly in California, is a major gamechanger in the race to speed up our transition to renewables. CCE programs source a greater amount of renewable energy to power residences and businesses in… Read more »

Urban Agriculture & Community Gardens: Interview with Corinne Haskins of BCGC

Urban Agriculture & Community Gardens: Interview with Corinne Haskins of BCGC
Next week, we’re hosting an event about some exciting proposed changes for urban agriculture in Berkeley, which could result in more food to be grown on vacant lots and other spaces. Berkeley has a solid existing network of school, nonprofit, and community gardens – but wait lists are long, and more gardening space is in Read more »

New Tool for Pest Management: Kiosk at the Ecology Center

New Tool for Pest Management: Kiosk at the Ecology Center
One of our staff attended an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training hosted by the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM). It was a day packed with information on safe and effective methods to manage pests in the garden (like aphids and snails), and home (ants, termites, etc.) One exciting outcome of… Read more »

When Washington Goes Low, We Go Local

When Washington Goes Low, We Go Local
On this inaugural day of 2017, a billionaire climate-denying demagogue and his corporate cronies move into the center of our democracy, rebuking the norms, traditions, and institutions that allow us to pursue a more perfect union. We must brace for the worst: heinous policy agendas and an all-out assault on basic, democratic tenets. But we… Read more »

#BlackLivesMatter to the Ecology Center

#BlackLivesMatter to the Ecology Center
Two years ago, the Ecology Center formed a Solidarity and Allyship working group, comprised of staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences. The committee’s work is supported with a budget, so we can take the lead on internal assessments and staff trainings. In its two years, we have successfully implemented two all-day trainings, hosted several topical… Read more »