Plastic-Free July Inspiration: Jackie Omania’s Zero Waste Classroom at Oxford Elementary

Plastic-Free July Inspiration: Jackie Omania's Zero Waste Classroom at Oxford Elementary
Note from the Ecology Center: Jackie’s inspiration to create a Zero Waste classroom came last summer from an Ecology Center event on plastic. We’ve hosted activities for Plastic-Free July again this year. This interview with filmmaker Wang Jiuliang offers a snapshot of the film that compelled Jackie to take action. Reposted with permission from Berkeley Read more »

Plastic-Free July is Here! Post Photos for our Plastic Pollution & Solutions Photo Contest

Plastic-Free July is Here! Post Photos for our Plastic Pollution & Solutions Photo Contest
Plastic-Free July is an international effort to stem the tide of plastic pollution. Ecology Center’s Plastic-Free July events include many opportunities to learn about and reduce plastic waste, from shoreline cleanups to hands-on workshops, films, and talks with experts. Visit ecologycenter.org/plastic-free-july for details. Enter our online Plastic Pollution & Solutions photo contest! Take photos of… Read more »

Plastic-Free July Solutions Salon: Short Films & Discussion with Beth Terry, 7/7/16

Plastic-Free July Solutions Salon: Short Films & Discussion with Beth Terry, 7/7/16
Led by plastic-free activist and author Beth Terry, Ecology Center, Transition Berkeley, and the BFUU Social Justice Committee present an evening of short films and plastic-free ideas to inspire your zero waste efforts! Join us to view an assortment of short films about plastic pollution and consumption, share our triumphs and challenges around reducing plastic… Read more »

Tonight: Plastic-Free July Founder Rebecca Prince-Ruiz Talks about International Zero Waste Movement

Tonight: Plastic-Free July Founder Rebecca Prince-Ruiz Talks about International Zero Waste Movement
We welcome Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, visiting from Australia, to discuss how Plastic-Free July has grown into a world-wide phenomenon. The Ecology Center has been celebrating Plastic-Free July since 2014, in collaboration with activist and author Beth Terry, Berkeley’s Shorebird Park Nature Center, and other allies dedicated to pollution prevention. Come learn about how the Plastic-Free July… Read more »

From Here to China: Secrets of Plastic Recycling

From Here to China: Secrets of Plastic Recycling
We hosted a panel event as part of Plastic-Free July that asked: why do we send so much of our plastic waste to China for recycling? What actually happens to it once it’s there? Why don’t we handle our own plastic waste? With its “Green Fence” policy, China has become choosier about the plastic waste… Read more »