Updated for 2017: Drive Electric on a Budget

Updated for 2017: Drive Electric on a Budget
Electric vehicles (EVs) are more affordable than ever. With competitive prices, rebates, discounts, and low fueling and maintenance costs, EVs are a great choice for the environment and your budget. Over 83,000 EVs are registered to Bay Area drivers, and California’s moderate climate optimizes their range. You can also view this as a PDF here.… Read more »

Statement on Fossil Fuels, Petrochemicals, and a Just Recovery from Hurricane Harvey

Statement on Fossil Fuels, Petrochemicals, and a Just Recovery from Hurricane Harvey
We, the undersigned organizations stand in support and solidarity with the thousands of Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey and the hazardous chemical releases that followed. While the full extent of the damage to these communities will not be known for weeks or months, one troubling trend is clear: the dense concentration of oil, gas, and… Read more »

Ebbs and Flows: State of Water in California

Ebbs and Flows: State of Water in California
Galen Folk is the Ecology Center’s Youth Program Assistant. Since 2015, Galen has worked at the Farm Fresh Choice stand, providing healthy, affordable food every Tuesday to South Berkeley, and has supported our Education & Engagement program, and communications staff. Galen was key to the launch of the Ecology Center’s new Instagram account. This post 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 »

Spare the Air? Let’s Tell BAAQMD to Spare OUR Air – Organizing Forum 4/21/16

Spare the Air? Let's Tell BAAQMD to Spare OUR Air - Organizing Forum 4/21/16
The five Bay Area refineries are poised to start importing large amounts of oil from the Canadian tar sands. Why does this matter? Tar sands are a highly polluting fossil fuel that are dangerous to transport, process, and store. Converting crude oil derived from the tar sands, called bitumen, into useable fuel takes so much… Read more »