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 »

Holiday Schedule for Our Programs

Holiday Schedule for Our Programs
Happy holidays to our friends and community! Some of our programs will have a little break as we head into 2017. Please see below for holiday schedules for all of our programs. Berkeley Curbside Recycling: Crew will run their usual Monday routes and Recycling phone (510) 527-5555 will be answered on 12/26/16 and 01/02/2017. Ecology… Read more »

Remember Your Reusables for Plastic-Free Week at Berkeley Farmers’ Markets, 7/19-7/23/16

Remember Your Reusables for Plastic-Free Week at Berkeley Farmers' Markets, 7/19-7/23/16
All three farmers’ markets will have special visitors, promotions, and activities to go plastic-free this week. Have you ever seen the bag monster? Prizes: Show us your reusable container or cup in action at the Farmers’ Market info booth and enter to win a basket of fresh produce. Snap a picture, tag @EcologyCenter on Facebook… Read more »

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 »

Zero Waste Week: Recycling Update, Local Tour on Unwanted & Imperfect Food, and Youth Convergence!

Zero Waste Week: Recycling Update, Local Tour on Unwanted & Imperfect Food, and Youth Convergence!
Interested in local food? How about local ugly or unwanted food? ​Join the Northern California Recycling Association’s (NCRA) tour of ​a local food scrap processing facility and anaerobic digestion facility. Marin Sanitary Service collects and processes ​food scraps ​and sends it to the Food 2 Energy digester where it is mixed with sewage and digested… Read more »