Rooted in Community Winter Leadership Institute Reflections

Rooted in Community Winter Leadership Institute Reflections
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 »

Climate Justice: Fighting for a Better Tomorrow

Climate Justice: Fighting for a Better Tomorrow
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 »

Vessel Reusable Cup Service Launches

Vessel Reusable Cup Service Launches
We’re excited to launch the Vessel Reusable Cup Pilot this Wednesday, September 18, 2019. A First for Berkeley and for California, this pilot leads the way in replacing single-use disposable cups with a reusable, thermal, stainless steel alternative. It is a step forward in the Reusables Revolution! Join us this Wednesday, 9/18, at 8:00 am… Read more »

Salsa Festival: Celebrating A Rich Culture

Salsa Festival: Celebrating A Rich Culture
True to the nature of the Bay Area, the Berkeley Farmers’ Market 2019 Salsa Festival was a celebration of the rich cultural diversity that thrives here and our community’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Locals and Salsa enthusiasts from all over the Bay Area turned out to enjoy Salsa music, dance, and food, along with activities… Read more »

Berkeley High Freshmen Start School Year with Free Water Bottles Thanks to Soda Tax

Berkeley High Freshmen Start School Year with Free Water Bottles Thanks to Soda Tax
[Press Release]  As classes start this week, 700 students entering Berkeley High are going to school with free, stainless steel, reusable water bottles. Made by the Chico-based company Klean Kanteen, the water bottles were distributed at freshman orientation by Youth Scholars from the Ecology Center’s Youth Environmental Academy. This water bottle giveaway was funded by… Read more »