Draw inspiration to reduce your impact on climate change, and climate change’s impact on you. We’ll present ideas for do-it-yourself projects with a tour that features our toolshed built with 4 different natural building methods–strawbale, rammed earth, clay, and cob–all topped with a living roof; our ground-breaking constructed wetlands and simple laundry greywater systems; an… Read more »
In 2003 the Ecology Center hosted a contest in Berkeley called Cash for Trash, a fun and educational event in which volunteers audited the trash cans of participating residents, and the residents with trash cans most devoid of recyclable material won cash money prizes. The event, funded by StopWaste, awarded a total of $7500 in… Read more »
Come get inspired and learn new skills at the EcoHouse with a tour of the site and gardens, followed by a clinic on home composting. Begin at 10am with a tour of the Ecology Center’s EcoHouse demonstration site and learn about simple improvements that can be made to green an urban home. The tour includes:… Read more »
The California Resource Recovery Association chose the Ecology Center’s Berkeley Farmers’ Market as the winner of the 2010 Zero Waste Achievement award. The Ecology Center has long been working toward a Zero Waste future, and in 2009, the Berkeley Farmers’ Market became the first farmers’ market in the nation to eliminate the distribution of plastic… Read more »
In the spring issue of Terrain Magazine, the article “Compost Confidential” covered the travails of Grover—the composter that turns Berkeley’s kitchen and yard waste into rich compost that many regional organic farms used. Bifenthrin, a pesticide found in some commercial lawn fertilizers, was detected in Grover’s WonderGrow Compost, along with Nortech Gold and Clean… Read more »
Inspiring and building a sustainable, healthy, and just future for the East Bay, California, and beyond.