Board Member Elisa Batista: Climate Change Is Here, Now, Affecting Us Intensely

Board Member Elisa Batista: Climate Change Is Here, Now, Affecting Us Intensely
My name is Elisa Batista, and I am a proud board member of the Ecology Center. As a mom, I care about the kind of future we are creating. I want to make sure that our environment is healthy and resilient for generations to come. I can also tell you that climate change is not… Read more »

Community Choice Action Alert – Contact State Senators By 5PM on Friday, 3/31/17!

Community Choice Action Alert - Contact State Senators By 5PM on Friday, 3/31/17!
We are all for Community Choice Energy (CCE), which will be rolling out in Alameda County very soon. This model, which is growing rapidly in California, is a major gamechanger in the race to speed up our transition to renewables. CCE programs source a greater amount of renewable energy to power residences and businesses in… Read more »

UPDATE: Berkeley Approves Joining East Bay Community Energy – Community Choice Energy Program Set to Roll Out Fall 2017

UPDATE: Berkeley Approves Joining East Bay Community Energy - Community Choice Energy Program Set to Roll Out Fall 2017
The Berkeley City Council approved joining East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) on Tuesday, November 1st! Goals for the Alameda County program include: EBCE will launch in cities throughout Alameda in Fall 2017. EBCE will be a community-governed power supplier, committed to providing electricity generated from a high percentage of renewable sources such as solar, wind… Read more »

UPDATE: Community Choice Vote Pulled from Alameda County Board of Supervisors Meeting, 8/2

UPDATE: Community Choice Vote Pulled from Alameda County Board of Supervisors Meeting, 8/2
UPDATE: Advocates of Community Choice Energy were surprised to learn of an 11th hour decision to pull the discussion and vote from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, August 2nd. Community Choice advocates are still encouraged to speak during public comment, even though the item is no longer on the agenda: 9:45 Read more »

Action Item: City of Berkeley Community Gardens Amendment

Action Item: City of Berkeley Community Gardens Amendment
On Tuesday, May 10th, a Community Garden Zoning Amendment will come before the Berkeley City Council. The Ecology Center is urging the Council to vote “yes.” If you are a fan of community gardens and would like to see more of them, we encourage you to contact your Council Member to voice your support. The… Read more »