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  • Ecology Center | Environment, Community, Justice
    Prev Next Inspiring and building a sustainable healthy and just future for the East Bay California and beyond Donate Subscribe Thanks for signing up Stay in the loop with our events news and alerts The Ecology Center will never sell or share your contact information Email Address First Name Last Name Get Email Updates By submitting this form you are granting Ecology Center 2530 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley California 94702 United States http ecologycenter org permission to email you You may unsubscribe via the link found at the bottom of every email See our Email Privacy Policy for details Emails are serviced by Constant Contact Get Involved Facebook Twitter RSS Upcoming Events April 30 2016 Berkeley Emergency Preparedness Fair May 19 2016 Thirsty Thursdays at Berkeley Farmers Market May 22 2016 May EcoHouse Tour Climate Action and Adaptation FULL WAITLIST AVAILABLE May 28 2016 Annual Family Fun Festival June 5 2016 June EcoHouse Tour Climate Action and Adaptation FULL WAITLIST AVAILABLE June 18 2016 McGee Spaulding Neighborhood Walk View All Events From the Blog 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 Read more Earth Day Around the Bay Earth Day falls on April 22nd each year but many communities use the whole month of April to bring people together to learn take action or be hands on helping the environment In the Bay Area there s a range of Read more Watch New Short Film Berkeley Vs Big Soda On March 28th 2016 the Ecology Center released Berkeley vs Big Soda a short film that tells the story

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  • About Us | Ecology Center
    and legislation We envision a world where human activity nurtures the ecosystems that we all depend on a world of green cities empowered resilient communities zero waste and zero toxics equal access to healthy food sustainable resource use and a safe and stable climate The Ecology Center s mission is to inspire and build a sustainable healthy and just future for the East Bay California and beyond We transform the ideals of sustainability into everyday practice We deliver information you can act on infrastructure you can count on and leadership for lasting change Our services include farmers markets produce stands residential curbside recycling classes and workshops Y outh Environmental Academy help desk and hotline book DVD library and seed library store for sustainable living and a demonstration house and garden We convene the Berkeley Food Policy Council the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition and the California Alliance of Farmers Markets We also lead Market Match an innovative nutrition incentive program that doubles the value of food stamps at farmers markets across California and serve as the fiscal sponsor for a wide range of projects that align with our mission Our History Board of Directors Staff Supporters Fiscal Sponsorship Jobs Inspiring and

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  • Visit the Center | Ecology Center
    services of the Ecology Center take place at several locations We encourage you to visit us For transportation options visit 511 org or dial 511 on your telephone Ecology Center Store and Environmental Resource Center 2506 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley CA 94702 Store Hours 11am 6pm Tuesday Sunday Library Help Desk Hours 11am 6pm Tuesday Saturday Ecology Center Farmers Markets Downtown Berkeley Center Street M L King Jr Way Saturdays 10 am 3 pm year round North Berkeley Shattuck Avenue Rose Street Thursdays 3 pm 7 pm year round South Berkeley Adeline Street and 63 rd Street Tuesdays 2 pm 6 30 pm year round Farm Fresh Choice Produce Stands Frances Albrier Community Center at San Pablo Park 2800 Park St Berkeley Tuesday 3 30pm 6 30pm EcoHouse EcoHouse is open during scheduled workshops and tours only Otherwise it is a private residence Please do not disturb the tenants Check our EcoCalendar for upcoming tours and workshops Recycling Offices Address 1231 2 nd Street Berkeley CA 94710 Phone 510 527 5555 Hours Monday Friday 7 AM 3 PM Inspiring and building a sustainable healthy and just future for the East Bay California and beyond Donate Subscribe Thanks for signing up

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  • Contact Us | Ecology Center
    org Ecology Center Store 510 548 3402 store ecologycenter org Berkeley Farmers Market 510 548 3333 farmersmarkets ecologycenter org Farmers Market EBT Program 510 548 1005 ebt ecologycenter org Farm Fresh Choice 510 548 2220 x225 ffc ecologycenter org Help Desk and Information Hotline 510 548 2220 x233 erc ecologycenter org Submit Events to EcoCalendar 510 548 2220 x233 calendar ecologycenter org Library 510 548 2220 x233 erc ecologycenter org EcoHouse 510 548 2220 x239 ecohouse ecologycenter org Climate Change Action Project 510 548 2220 x240 rebecca ecologycenter org Member Services 510 548 2220 x226 leah ecologycenter org Volunteer 510 548 2220 x235 volunteer ecologycenter org Fundraising 510 548 2220 x230 jacinda ecologycenter org Youth Environmental Academy 510 548 2220 x230 youthdevelopment ecologycenter org Physical Locations Ecology Center Store and Environmental Resource Center 2506 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley CA 94702 Store Hours 11am 6pm Tuesday Sunday Library Help Desk Hours 11am 6pm Tuesday Saturday Ecology Center Farmers Markets Downtown Berkeley Center Street M L King Jr Way Saturdays 10 am 3 pm year round North Berkeley Shattuck Avenue Rose Street Thursdays 3 pm 7 pm year round South Berkeley Adeline Street and 63 rd Street Tuesdays 2 pm 6 30 pm year round Farm Fresh Choice Produce Stands Frances Albrier Community Center at San Pablo Park 2800 Park St Berkeley Tuesdays 3 30pm 6 30pm B A H I A 1718 8th St Berkeley Tuesdays 3 30pm 6 30pm EcoHouse EcoHouse is open during scheduled workshops and tours only Otherwise it is a private residence Please do not disturb the tenants Check our EcoCalendar for upcoming tours and workshops Recycling Offices Address 1231 2 nd Street Berkeley CA 94710 Phone 510 527 5555 Hours Monday Friday 7 AM 3 PM Inspiring and building a sustainable healthy and just future for

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  • Blog | Ecology Center | Environment, Community, Justice
    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 Posted in Blog Featured Tagged green jobs youth youth development Youth Environmental Academy Leave a reply Urgent Monday 4 25 16 Call Out Gov Brown on His Silence on Oakland Coal Export Development April 25 2016 by Ecology Center 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 Posted in Blog Tagged climate action climate justice coal Coal by Rail Gov Brown Oakland policy Sacramento take action Leave a reply Earth Day Shoreline Clean Up 4 23 16 April 20 2016 by Ecology Center 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 Posted in Blog Tagged Earth Day plastic pollution plastic free Shoreline Clean up take action Leave a reply Spare the Air Let s Tell BAAQMD to Spare OUR Air Organizing Forum 4 21 16 April 18 2016 by Ecology Center 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

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  • Food & Farming | Ecology Center
    food for all OUR FARMERS MARKETS The Ecology Center operates four certified farmers markets located in Downtown Berkeley North Berkeley South Berkeley and Albany We are committed to supporting small scale farmers who practice sustainable agriculture READ MORE FARM FRESH CHOICE Farm Fresh Choice is the Ecology Center s food justice program committed to improving the health and wellbeing of East Bay low income people of color We offer youth empowerment nutrition education and access to healthy affordable fruits and vegetables READ MORE CALIFORNIA FARMERS MARKET EBT PROGRAM The Farmers Market EBT Program assists farmers market operators and community partners in establishing implementing and promoting CalFresh EBT access the program formerly known as Food Stamps at farmers markets READ MORE CALIFORNIA MARKET MATCH PROGRAM Market Match is California s healthy food incentive program which matches customers CalFresh and WIC benefits at farmers markets Market Match improves healthy food access supports California s small farms and stimulates local economies READ MORE BERKELEY FOOD POLICY COUNCIL The Ecology Center convenes the Berkeley Food Policy Council a multi sector coalition working to create a healthy and sustainable food system through replicable food policies and programs and linking this work to state and federal efforts READ MORE FOOD FARMING FACT SHEETS Visit the Ecology Center s Fact Sheet page to access our many free downloadable fact sheets on topics related to food and agriculture Inspiring and building a sustainable healthy and just future for the East Bay California and beyond Donate Subscribe Thanks for signing up Stay in the loop with our events news and alerts The Ecology Center will never sell or share your contact information Email Address First Name Last Name Get Email Updates By submitting this form you are granting Ecology Center 2530 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley California 94702 United States

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  • Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets | Ecology Center
    Street Tuesdays 2 pm 6 30 pm year round SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER Sign up to receive the Farmers Markets newsletter Email Address First Name Last Name Subscribe MAP OF MARKETS View Berkeley Farmers Markets in a larger map CONTACT US Phone 510 548 3333 Email farmersmarkets ecologycenter org Mailing Address 2530 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley CA 94702 VENDOR DIRECTORY Visit the Ecology Center s Farmers Market Vendor Directory to learn who sells what and when at each of our markets APPLY TO SELL Interested in selling at any of the Ecology Center s four weekly farmers markets Visit our application page to read about our policies and to apply GIFT CERTIFICATES Ecology Center Farmers Market gift certificates are the perfect present for your friends and loved ones They never expire and are accepted by all our farmers market vendors Stop by our booth and buy some today FREQUENT SHOPPER PROGRAM Are you a frequent shopper at the Ecology Center Farmers Markets You could win an organic cotton tote bag full of produce Ecology Center Farmers Market t shirts pint glasses and more Ask our staff at the farmers market booth about the Frequent Shopper Program ABOUT US In May of 1987 the Ecology Center opened the first Ecology Center Farmers Market beginning a journey to create a viable alternative to the industrial food model Today our farmers markets constitute the heart of the community s alternative food system Learn more about what makes our market unique ZERO WASTE Our Farmers Markets are Zero Waste Zones areas in which all waste is composted or recycled and customers and vendors make every effort to eliminate waste to landfills We encourage shoppers to bring their own cloth bags or previously used paper and plastic bags All vendors use compostable packaging and utensils Farmers have compostable bags available for 25 cents per bag The Ecology Center Farmers Markets were the first in the US to eliminate all plastic bags and packaging from our weekly markets Learn more about our campaign here OUR MARKET MATCH PROGRAM Market Match is California s healthy food incentive program which matches customers federal nutrition assistance benefits like CalFresh the program formerly known as Food Stamps at farmers markets When people use their benefits at farmers markets Market Match provides matching funds so that they can buy even more fruits and vegetables For example a shopper who wishes to spend 10 of CalFresh benefits at the farmers markets gets an extra 10 to spend on fresh produce In 2013 Market Match was offered at 140 farmers markets across the state by over a dozen community based organizations and farmers market operators including the Ecology Center farmers markets Click here to read more about the statewide Market Match Program Beginning in the Fall of 2013 a Market Match pilot program was launched at all Ecology Center farmers market locations Customers who are currently enrolled in CalFresh can receive a dollar for dollar match up to 10 at any of the

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  • Farm Fresh Choice | Ecology Center
    6 30pm CONTACT Phone 510 848 1704 Email ffc ecologycenter org ABOUT FFC In 2001 the City of Berkeley released a Health Status Report that revealed striking disparities in the health and life expectancies between African American and Caucasian residents of Berkeley Farm Fresh Choice grew out of the Berkeley Food Policy Council fueled by these findings Read More EN ESPAÑOL Oprima aquí para información sobre Selección Fresca de la Granja Farm Fresh Choice y nuestros servicios incluyendo nuestros puestos agrícolas de cada semana programa de desarrollo juvenil y educación nutricional YOUTH DEVELOPMENT We hire youth from the communities we serve to staff our produce stands Our youth gain valuable job leadership and advocacy skills as well as knowledge about food farming and nutrition If you are a youth interested in volunteering for Farm Fresh Choice and would like to learn more contact ffc ecologycenter org Farm Fresh Choice Coordinator at 510 548 2220 x225 We hire through City of Berkeley Youthworks as well as Berkeley Youth Alternatives Steps to Success RECIPES FOR HEALTHY EATING Let Farm Fresh Choice help you eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables every day Click here to access our easy and family friendly recipes OUR FARMERS The produce that Farm Fresh Choice sells at our produce stands is sourced from small scale farms We offer the produce to our customers for the same price that we purchase it from these farmers Currently we source from the following farms Avalos Organic Farm Blossom Bluff Orchard Brokaw Orchards Full Belly Farm Kaki Farm Pomo Tierra Smit Ranch Berkeley Youth Alternatives Blue Heron Catalan Family Farm Guru Ram Das Orchards Lucero Farms River Dog Farm Solano Mushroom FARM FRESH CHOICE VIDEOS Learn more about Farm Fresh Choice and projects our youth are undertaking by viewing videos on

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