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 »

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 »

No Time to Despair. Let’s Get Busy Creating the Future!

No Time to Despair. Let's Get Busy Creating the Future!
Dear Ecology Center Supporters, The Trump victory has shaken us to the core. It’s a complete repudiation of the values we hold dear. We are awakening to a different view of the work ahead, marked by grave uncertainties. What will happen to US commitments to address climate change? The food stamp program? Immigrants? Basic civil… 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 »