Eco Store

This holiday season enjoy giving and receiving Plastic-Free and Zero Waste from the EcoStore!

Join us for our ANNUAL MEMBER SALE, Friday–Sunday, December 2–4, when members get 20% off their purchase! And while you shop at our Member Sale, check out our Eco Marketplace from 1pm to 5pm. You will meet local vendors who will be selling locally produced goodies perfect for inspiring your holiday gift giving or just indulging responsibly!

Eco Marketplace
December 2–4
1pm to 5pm

Friday, 12/2: AVOCURL & Summer Solace

Saturday, 12/3: Zen Crafts Boutique, Seawoof, and Pezzy Pets

Sunday, 12/4: Sustainabar & Plants Color Place

Sign up for or renew your membership on the day of your purchase, and you will automatically be entered to win one of many eco-prizes!

To accommodate your holiday shopping, we will be open for Extended Store Hours in December:

Dec 1 – Dec 23
Sun – Thurs, 11 am to 6 pm
Fri & Sat, 11 am to 7 pm

Dec 24
Fri, 11 am to 3 pm

 

Make your winter holiday tradition an eco-friendly one!

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Americans generate 25% more waste than during other times of the year. Our store fills a gap for conscientious consumers like you, who want to shop guilt-free and responsibly.

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,
Sandra Kozma-Kennedy
Ecology Center Store Program Manager


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.


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, 11am to 6pm
Fillgood: Pick up Wednesdays, 11am to 6pm
FabMo: Next pick-up October 26th, 11am to 5pm

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

We accept back empty AVOCURL glass bottles. When you bring back your empty bottles, you get 15% off your next purchase!


Hours of Operation:  


Location:

2530 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702

Contact Us:

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

 

Although we have suspended in-person workshops to safeguard you and our staff during this pandemic, we continue to host workshops and classes 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.