Against All Odds—Could a Global Plastic Treaty Be a Reality in 2024?

Against All Odds—Could a Global Plastic Treaty Be a Reality in 2024?
An Interview with Ecology Center Executive Director Martin Bourque on the United Nations Plastic Treaty meetings in Nairobi, Kenya, November 13–19, 2023 This past November, Ecology Center Executive Director Martin Bourque returned from the United Nations Environmental Programme Plastic Treaty meetings in Nairobi, Kenya with the latest news in the global fight to end plastic… Read more »

Notice: Thanksgiving Holiday Program Closures

Notice: Thanksgiving Holiday Program Closures
The Ecology Center will observe the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th. The following programs and services will be affected according to the schedule below. Thursday Berkeley Farmers’ Market will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23rd and open for Saturday market on the 25th. EcoStore will be closed on Thursday, Nov.… Read more »

Thirsty Thursdays Return to the North Berkeley Farmers’ Market

Thirsty Thursdays Return to the North Berkeley Farmers’ Market
  Thirsty Thursdays at the North Berkeley Farmers’ Market brings local wine, craft beer, food, live entertainment, interactive activities, local business participation, artisan and nonprofit vendors, and more to the The Ecology Center Farmers’ Market every Thursday (October 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9) from 3pm to 7pm. As a family-friendly gathering place, Thirsty Thursdays… Read more »

North Berkeley Farmers’ Market Lifts All-Organic Rule to Boost Inclusivity and Variety

avocadoes, lemons, and oranges for sale at the Berkeley Farmers' Market
  In an intriguing and exciting development, the North Berkeley Farmers’ Market plans to broaden its product selection and help foster small vendor inclusivity by removing its all-organic certified vendor requirement. The decision to lift the all-organic certification mandate for agricultural vendors at the North Berkeley market comes as a response to challenges surrounding product… Read more »

Thanks for Joining Us for Plastic Free July 2023!

Thanks for Joining Us for Plastic Free July 2023!
This summer, the Ecology Center celebrated Plastic Free July with a month filled with dynamic events and engaging educational content. Over the course of five remarkable events we connected with more than 300 community members, volunteers, and supporters as we explored the many opportunities to address the problems with plastics. We are grateful to have… Read more »