Eco Store


We offer products that are made from materials that are more durable, last longer, and have a lower impact on the people who create them, and the places that the resources come from. Check out our Store Product Policy.

Thank you for shopping with us!

 


About Us

The Ecology Center Store provides products that encourage environmentally and socially responsible lifestyle practices and sustainable gift giving. We stock books, housewares, green gifts, organic gardening supplies, toys, games, recycled paper products and glassware, organic fibers, and much more.

Our hours of operation are listed below. As an Ecology Center member, you receive a year-round discount of 10% off your purchase of regularly priced items and 20% off books, as well as invitations to special member sales.

We have carefully considered the quality, sustainability, and origins of the products we carry in our store, which we describe in depth in our Store Product Policy. And when you shop locally, you support the local economy that enriches our local communities. We’re here to affirm that you can shop and honor sustainability at the same time.


Location:

2530 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702

Contact Us:

Phone: (510) 548-3402
Email: store@ecologycenter.org


Hours of Operation:

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 12 pm – 5 pm
Thursday: 12 pm – 5 pm
Friday: 12 pm – 5 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 5 pm


REFILL AT THE ECOLOGY CENTER STORE!

The Ecology Center EcoStore is thrilled to introduce our Pilot Refill Program— a new zero waste service to support your sustainable living journey. Plastic is piling up everywhere – in our landfills, in our waterways and oceans, even in our bodies. A third of all plastic packaging produced ends up in the environment — approximately 31 million tons annually. The problem isn’t just plastic, it’s the throw-away culture. It is critical for us to Be Part of the Solution, to continuously #BreakFreeFromPlastic and advocate for lasting solutions to the plastic pollution crisis.

By choosing to refuse single-use products, and opting for reuse and refill systems, you can find your place in the movement and play your part in reducing our reliance on plastics and contribute to a healthier and more plastic-free future.

The Ecology Center Store offers a thoughtfully curated selection of refillable products, proudly serving as your regular one-stop shop for all things plastic-free and ecofriendly!

All purpose cleaner
Dishwasher detergent
Dish soap
Glass cleaner
Home cleaning scrub
Laundry detergent
Toilet cleaner

Body lotion
Body wash
Hand soap
Conditioner
Shampoo
Toothpaste tablets

Simply bring your clean and empty containers to the EcoStore, where our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the refill process. Fill and refill your desired product selections, conveniently paying by weight, and return as often as needed for your next refill.

As with our full array of EcoStore offerings, we remain committed to our strict product policy, ensuring that all refill options meet our stringent standards for environmental impact, health and safety, ethical sourcing, and sustainability. We are your trusted source for eco-friendly, socially responsible products that align with your values.

Join us in challenging the pervasive single-use society and championing a more circular economy by embracing the power of choice. Together, we can make a difference, one refill at a time. Visit the Ecology Center EcoStore and be part of the refill revolution.

This Pilot Refill Program is made possible with the generous support from the Altamont Education Advisory Board. Thank you!


Pick Up and Drop Off

We are proud to be a pick-up and drop-off location for prepaid orders placed with other local businesses whose missions align with ours. We offer a day-of discount at our store of 15% off when you come in for a pick-up or drop-off.

Full Belly: Pickup Wednesdays, 12 pm to 5 pm

We are a collection spot for used Albatross razor blades. Please ensure that blades are fully wrapped so that there are no accidents while being handled.

 


The Ecology Center hosts workshops and classes in-person and online, as well as provide Free Fact Sheets, to support you in living your values of sustainability. Click here to view upcoming Workshops and Classes.

PRODUCT POLICY

The Ecology Center Store carries a unique selection of products that are carefully vetted to fulfill our mission: to inspire and build a sustainable, healthy, and just future. Below is a list of considerations that we bear in mind when selecting which products to offer.

We consider whether a particular product is:

  • good for the environment or better than conventional alternatives
  • made from sustainable, organically grown, or recycled materials
  • affordable and durable
  • reusable, repairable, biodegradable, or compostable
  • compatible with sustainable practices or resource conservation
  • reflective of multicultural values
  • produced locally

We generally avoid products that are:

  • packaged in non-reusable, non-recyclable or excessive packaging
  • made from substances that are harmful to the environment, the end user, or the workers who produce it
  • disposable, if there is a good reusable alternative
  • made from plastic or other products that are derived from petroleum
  • made from genetically modified crops

We favor vendors who share our values. We consider the following:

  • Does the vendor make an effort to minimize waste in the production, transportation and marketing of its products?
  • Does the vendor engage in fair labor and fair trade practices?
  • Does the vendor contribute to environmental or socially conscious causes?
  • Is the vendor engaged in any dishonorable behavior?

If you are a vendor of a product that aligns with the Ecology Center Store mission and product policy, contact our Store Program Manager to discuss the potential of the Ecology Center carrying your product.