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 »

BASIL Inspires Reinvention of Public Libraries

BASIL Inspires Reinvention of Public Libraries
An article in USA today highlights the success public libraries have had in expanding beyond books to craft supplies, tools, science equipment and more. One of the most popular new items on library shelves are seeds, which can now be found in 55 public libraries across the country, and counting. While seed saving is a… Read more »

Plastics Industry Influencing CA State Environmental Education Curriculum

Plastics Industry Influencing CA State Environmental Education Curriculum
Early in August, Rolling Stone Magazine reported that single-use plastic bag manufacturers and the American Chemistry Council have launched well-funded campaigns to overturn bans on plastic bags and “cast doubt on legitimate scientific studies” by anti-bag activists. As a result, California’s Environmental Education Curriculum, a program launched by California’s Environmental Protection Agency to raise awareness… Read more »