RESOURCE CENTER & HELPDESK

Located within our EcoStore at 2530 San Pablo Avenue, our Resource Center holds a variety of offerings. Here you’ll find our media and seed libraries.

We’re thrilled to partner with Dispatch Goods to host a Dispatch drop-off bin. Dispatch partners with restaurants and caterers across the Bay Area to allow customers to choose reusables instead of single use foodware. This means you can drop-off your rinsed Dispatch containers while you shop or browse our libraries. 

In conjunction with East Bay Community Energy and Acterra, we also offer an induction cooktop loaner program in our Resource Center. By switching to electrical appliances like an induction stove, you can reduce your home’s use of natural gas and improve indoor air quality at the same time! To pick up an induction cooktop to try at home, fill out this request form

Through our Help Desk, the Ecology Center provides information on a wide range of environmental issues from toxics to composting to activism.

We are available to answer questions over the phone, via e-mail, or on a walk-in basis. Also keep an eye out for Help Desk pop-ups at the Berkeley Farmers’ Markets and other local community events.

Our staff handle questions on a wide range of topics. If we are unable to answer a question ourselves, we can usually make a referral.

HELP DESK HOURS Phone/ Email:
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM
In-Person:
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM
PHONE 510-548-2220 x233
EMAIL helpdesk@ecologycenter.org
ADDRESS 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley CA

 

Sample Questions

How can I get rid of the ants in my kitchen without using dangerous pesticides?

I’d like to join a community garden, how do I find one?

Can you help me figure out how to keep bees?

I have some old batteries; how do I dispose of them?

Where can I get a worm composting bin and worms?

Resource Center Offerings

In addition to the Help Desk and Hotline, the Ecology Center has many other resources to help you with your environmental research, interests, and projects: