Berkeley Declares July Plastic Free – Responding to Urgent Need to Reduce Plastics

Berkeley Declares July Plastic Free - Responding to Urgent Need to Reduce Plastics
At City Council meeting on July 25, the City of Berkeley declared July Plastic Free Month. The Ecology Center has advocated and led events for Plastic Free July for several years, as part of a growing, international effort to reduce plastic. We strongly support and commend the city for being a pioneer in addressing the… Read more »

Listen Now: Audio Recording from Panel Event “Plastics: The Rising Tide”

Listen Now: Audio Recording from Panel Event "Plastics: The Rising Tide"
We recently hosted a panel event as part of Plastic-Free July to bring together knowledgable advocates to discuss big issues of plastic pollution, recycling, and solutions. This event’s point of departure: worldwide consumption of plastic continues to rise and our strategies for dealing with plastic waste are simply not keeping up. The panel of experts… 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 »

Earth Day Shoreline Clean Up, 4/23/16

Earth Day Shoreline Clean Up, 4/23/16
Give back to the Bay and all the creatures who call it home! Start off with an all-levels donation based yoga class at 8:00am. At 9:00am we’ll learn about pollution and clean-up strategies. Then we’ll head out to collect litter and record data, which will help change laws to improve the health of our ecosystem.… Read more »

Plastic-Free July Update: Shoreline Clean-Up Collects 2028 Pieces of Litter!

Plastic-Free July Update: Shoreline Clean-Up Collects 2028 Pieces of Litter!
We gathered on a beautiful Saturday morning at Berkeley’s Shorebird Park Nature Center to learn more about the San Francisco Bay, and lend a hand for the shoreline cleanup. City of Berkeley staff member Loren began with a brief history of the Bay, reminding us of a previous proposal to fill it in entirely! Due… Read more »