The earth is heating up, and the result is a rapidly changing climate. Here in the Bay Area, this means rising sea levels, species migration and extinctions, droughts, reduced air and water quality, and increases in extreme weather, among other effects. The Ecology Center helps people both prevent and prepare for the inevitable effects of climate change. We also bring people together to make our cities more resilient in the face of imminent climate instability.

Berkeley Climate Action Coalition

The Ecology Center convenes the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition, formed to help bring Berkeley’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) from vision to reality. Join one of our Working Groups pursuing projects that align with the CAP, come to a quarterly dinner convening, sign up for the listserv, and get involved! Visit the Climate Coalition page to learn more.

Climate Action Events

The Ecology Center hosts a wide range of events designed to expose residents to pertinent information and solutions, and to bring people together to build movements and incite positive change. Visit the Climate Action Event page to learn about our climate action workshops, tours, and “Solution Salons.”

Climate Change Resources

Visit our Climate Change page to learn more about climate change – what it is, why it’s happening, and who will be most affected. Find links to carbon calculators, recommended sources for information, and opportunities to get involved.

Climate Equity

A group of 8 people sit around a table with a magenta table cloth on it. They're having conversations with one another. The table is in a gallery space, with wooden art pieces on the walls.The Ecology Center works to address local climate inequity through building the capacity of community partners, providing access to information about climate change and its disparate impacts, and distributing small-scale climate resilience equipment.


Visit EcoHouse, the Ecology Center’s demonstration home and garden in North Berkeley, to learn about the many simple improvements that will make your home more prepared for climate change. Check the schedule of upcoming classes and tours on the EcoHouse page.