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 »

Community Choice Action Alert – Contact State Senators By 5PM on Friday, 3/31/17!

Community Choice Action Alert - Contact State Senators By 5PM on Friday, 3/31/17!
We are all for Community Choice Energy (CCE), which will be rolling out in Alameda County very soon. This model, which is growing rapidly in California, is a major gamechanger in the race to speed up our transition to renewables. CCE programs source a greater amount of renewable energy to power residences and businesses in… Read more »

Urgent: Monday, 4/25/16 Call Out Gov. Brown on His Silence on Oakland Coal Export Development

Urgent: Monday, 4/25/16 Call Out Gov. Brown on His Silence on Oakland Coal Export Development
No Coal in Oakland is asking allies throughout the State to call, write, tweet, or fax Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, April 25. We are fighting a plan to transport up to 9.5 million tons per year of Utah coal through Oakland for export overseas. Last July at the Vatican, Gov. Brown said to the… 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 »

Spare the Air? Let’s Tell BAAQMD to Spare OUR Air – Organizing Forum 4/21/16

Spare the Air? Let's Tell BAAQMD to Spare OUR Air - Organizing Forum 4/21/16
The five Bay Area refineries are poised to start importing large amounts of oil from the Canadian tar sands. Why does this matter? Tar sands are a highly polluting fossil fuel that are dangerous to transport, process, and store. Converting crude oil derived from the tar sands, called bitumen, into useable fuel takes so much… Read more »