Breaking the Chains of Plastic: An Event Series on Health and the Environment, Coming this June

Breaking the Chains of Plastic: An Event Series on Health and the Environment, Coming this June
If you look around you right now, how much plastic do you see? Plastics can be a part of nearly everything we buy, whether a new digital device or a box of cereal. As plastic becomes more abundant, it may feel like you have no choice but to join the rising plastic tide. We do… Read more »

Speak Out Tonight to Save Berkeley’s School Garden and Cooking Programs!

Speak Out Tonight to Save Berkeley's School Garden and Cooking Programs!
As KQED’s Bay Area Bites laid it out this week, Berkeley’s vibrant school gardening and cooking programs are in danger of losing their federal funding for next year. The Berkeley Food Policy Council, along with many community members and groups are organizing efforts to keep this program going. They are making the case at the… Read more »

California Fracking Ban Bills Move Forward

California Fracking Ban Bills Move Forward
The Natural Resources Committee of the California Assembly voted yesterday to move forward three bills that would place restrictions on fracking. The yes votes came from the five Democrats sitting on the committee. Nancy Skinner (serving the East Bay in the 15th District), Mark Stone (serving Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties in the 29th District),… Read more »

Take Action to Ban Fracking: Tell Nancy Skinner to Support AB 1301 in Key Vote on Monday

Take Action to Ban Fracking: Tell Nancy Skinner to Support AB 1301 in Key Vote on Monday
Several fracking bills are making their way through California’s legislative process, but the one to support is AB 1301 (Bloom). This bill would place a moratorium on fracking and offers the strongest protection for our water, climate and health. AB 1301 is up for a vote before the Natural Resources Committee this Monday, April 29th.… Read more »

Celebrate Food Sovereignty! Earth Day Celebration and Pinole Farm Grand Opening, This Sunday, 4/21/13

Celebrate Food Sovereignty! Earth Day Celebration and Pinole Farm Grand Opening, This Sunday, 4/21/13
A new food sovereignty project led by Phat Beets and partnering organizations is connecting internationally and internally displaced farmers living in Oakland to peri-urban public land. The Pinole Creek Incubator Farm, located 20 minutes outside of Oakland nestled in the beautiful hills between the city of Pinole and Briones, will be celebrating its Grand Opening… Read more »