Ecology Center in the Making

Ecology Center in the Making
A Brief Retrospect by Ecology Center Executive Director Martin Bourque Historic Change HappensEcology 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, the… Read more »

Reusables Become a Reality—A Reusable Cup Service Pilot Update!

Reusables Become a Reality—A Reusable Cup Service Pilot Update!
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 »

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 »