Ecology Center Events
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Your Zero Waste Home: Waste Audits and Waste Alternatives
Graphic with line art of a disposable water bottle, text reads, "Your zero waste home: waste auditing and waste alternatives"The first step of going zero waste is figuring out what items or packaging to eliminate. Take that step with our live waste auditing demonstrations! The event will include tips on how to do a waste audit at home, helpful ideas on how to replace problematic plastics in your life, and Q&A - so be sure to bring any materials that you don't know how to sort! Attendees can also enjoy discounted shopping on plastic-free alternatives at our EcoStore. Waste auditing demonstrations will take place between 11am and 1pm. Feel free to come and go! [raw] [/raw]   Be sure to check out our full events line-up and educational resources here!
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94702
Cost: Free

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Plastic Free Pop-Up: Recycling 101
Graphic with line art of a tin can, text reads" Plastic Free Pop-up: Recycling 101" Do you know what’s recyclable in Berkeley? Come learn the basics of recycling with the Ecology Center Help Desk at the South Berkeley Farmers’ Market! Get your recycling questions answered and take home a prize for your recycling skills. [raw] [/raw]     Be sure to check out our full events line-up and educational resources here!
Time: 2:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: South Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Adeline St. and 63rd Street, Berkeley, CA, 94703
Cost: Free

Saturday, July 23, 2022
Plastic Free Gardening Workshop with Lori “CompostGal” Caldwell
Graphic with line art of a pea pod, text reads, "EcoHouse Tour & Plastic Free Gardening Workshop with Lori Caldwell"

In this two for one event, tour the Ecology Center EcoHouse yard and learn about gardening without plastics and toxics! Join CompostGal, Lori Caldwell as she leads an exterior tour of the house, highlighting all the sustainable features. After, there’s a talk about ways to implement plastic free techniques in your garden.

Topics will include:

  • Nontoxic pest control
  • Making your own organic fertilizer
  • Alternatives to plastic weed cloth
  • General gardening topics

Please bring your questions! Space is limited, reserve your spot today!

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Lori in front of a leafy background smiling.About the presenter:

Lori Caldwell, a frequent Ecology Center Classroom instructor, is also the owner of CompostGal: Consulting, Landscaping & Education. She is an avid gardener and her mission is “to connect people to the soil and all that it provides.” A Master Composter and Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape professional and has been teaching sustainable gardening classes all over the Bay Area since 2007!

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Time: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Location: EcoHouse, 1305 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, CA, 94702
Cost: 10 – 15

Saturday, July 30, 2022
Plastic Free Pop-Up: Plastic Free Eating
Graphic with line art of a plate and silverware, text reads, "Plastic Free Pop-up: Plastic Free Eating"Whether you’re buying or bringing food, lunch can be a plastic-heavy time. Join us at the Saturday, Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market for hands-on help to make all of your dining experiences plastic free. Plus be sure to take home some tools to help your favorite local business go disposable free. [raw] [/raw] Be sure to check out our full events line-up and educational resources here!
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park, Berkeley, CA, 94704
Cost: Free

Community Events
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Innovation Review on Smart Grid
Join our tech scouts from telcos, tech companies, vendors, and investors as we discuss connectivity solutions for Smart Grids.
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Ericsson – Santa Clara, 2755 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054, CA, 95054
Cost: 200
Info: 408-834-7933,,