Rooted In Community: Youth Leaders Report Back

Rooted In Community: Youth Leaders Report Back
The Rooted in Community National Youth Leadership Summit is a conference for high school aged young people involved in the food justice movement. Every summer, the summit attracts over 100 young people from throughout the United States and Canada. Youth from across the country convene for five days to cultivate grassroots leadership, and strengthen the… Read more »

Berkeley High Freshmen Start School Year with Free Water Bottles Thanks to Soda Tax

Berkeley High Freshmen Start School Year with Free Water Bottles Thanks to Soda Tax
[Press Release]  As classes start this week, 700 students entering Berkeley High are going to school with free, stainless steel, reusable water bottles. Made by the Chico-based company Klean Kanteen, the water bottles were distributed at freshman orientation by Youth Scholars from the Ecology Center’s Youth Environmental Academy. This water bottle giveaway was funded by… Read more »

Film Night? A Taste of Movies in the Ecology Center Library

Film Night? A Taste of Movies in the Ecology Center Library
By Nerine Ortiz-Pon, Ecology Center Youth Intern Within the Ecology Center, there is a section dedicated to films that are available to loan out – a mini-library. As long as you are a current member, you may borrow the movies you want to watch for two weeks, with a five at a time limit. I… Read more »

What Does the Ecology Center Offer Youth?

What Does the Ecology Center Offer Youth?
The Ecology Center is a great non-profit organization founded in 1969 by a group of Berkeley residents who were eager for environmental reform. To this day, it continues to be in the forefront of many environmental campaigns. It’s never too early to become an environmental activist and the Ecology Center offers resources for everyone in… Read more »

Ecology Center’s Dante Kaleo Alnas-Benson Recognized as 50 Fund Rookie Playmaker! Thank You 50 Fund and Levi’s!

Ecology Center’s Dante Kaleo Alnas-Benson Recognized as 50 Fund Rookie Playmaker! Thank You 50 Fund and Levi’s!
Amazing news – our staffer Dante Kaleo Alnas-Benson has been recognized as a leader among his community by the 50 Fund and Levi’s! They have made him a Rookie Playmaker, for his work to spread the word about healthy food access, and lead his peers by example in the community he has grown up in,… Read more »