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  • Earth Day | Ecology Center
    Around the Bay April 4 2016 by Ecology Center 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 festivals and gatherings big and small Here s a selection of what s happening for Earth Day Read more Posted in Blog Featured Tagged Earth Day Ecology Center events free event Shoreline Clean up take action Leave a reply Happy b earth day April 22 2015 by Ecology Center The Ecology Center was incorporated as an organization 45 years ago today on the first Earth Day in 1970 We re so proud to be 45 years young and stronger than ever Younger generations in our country are far more likely to recycle buy local foods and be concerned about climate change and they ve brought their Read more Posted in Blog Featured Tagged Earth Day Ecology Center history grassroots organizing Leave a reply Celebrate Earth Day with us at the Brower Center 4 18 15 April 15 2015 by Ecology Center On Saturday April 18th from 12 6 PM a big new Earth Day event is taking place at the David Brower Center in Downtown Berkeley 2150 Allston Way between Shattuck and Oxford The event includes community learning opportunities family art activities hands on workshops films live music and more The Ecology Center is thrilled to be part Read more Posted in Blog Tagged crafts David Brower Center Earth Day Ecology Center event family event garden projects reuse Leave a reply Visit Us at Berkeley Bay Festival 4 11 15 and Brower Center Earth Day 4 18 15 April 6 2015 by Ecology Center For the next two Saturdays we

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  • plastic pollution | Ecology Center
    Collects 2028 Pieces of Litter July 20 2015 by Ecology Center 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 Posted in Blog Tagged litter microbeads plastic pollution Plastic Free July Shoreline Clean up story of stuff Leave a reply Join Us to Clean Up the Berkeley Shoreline This Saturday 7 18 15 July 15 2015 by Ecology Center For Plastic Free July we re getting hands on with a shoreline clean up in partnership with the City of Berkeley this Saturday If you re into citizen science volunteering or thinking about how to solve the problem of plastic this clean up is for you Clean ups are like a real life treasure hunt where the treasure is the feeling you Read more Posted in Blog Tagged citizen science event plastic pollution Plastic Free July Shoreline Clean up volunteer Leave a reply Plastic Is Getting Drastic with Capt Charles Moore 6 23 15 June 15 2015 by Ecology Center Join the Ecology Center and Clean Water Action for an evening with Captain Charles Moore who will present his latest research on the North Pacific Gyre home of the fastest growing swirling vortex of plastic trash After 15 years of voyages into the North Pacific Gyre Captain Moore returns from his 2014 voyage with disturbing news Read more Posted in Blog Tagged Beth Terry Clean Water Action Ecology Center event event plastic pollution Plastic Free July Leave a reply Final Event in Soda Series Big Soda the Environment 10 9 14 October

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  • plastic-free | Ecology Center
    Bay Teems with Microplastic Pollution September 23 2015 by Ecology Center A new study by the San Francisco Estuary Institute shows that millions of pieces of plastic are entering the bay every day contaminating wildlife and moving toxins up the food chain At least 3 9 million pieces of plastic are coming into the bay daily from the waste water treatment plants These tiny particles are coming Read more Posted in Blog Featured Tagged microbeads plastic free plastics san francisco bay San Francisco Estuary Insitute San Jose Mercury News water pollution Leave a reply From Here to China Secrets of Plastic Recycling August 7 2015 by Ecology Center We hosted a panel event as part of Plastic Free July that asked why do we send so much of our plastic waste to China for recycling What actually happens to it once it s there Why don t we handle our own plastic waste With its Green Fence policy China has become choosier about the plastic waste Read more Posted in Blog Featured Tagged audio recording China plastic free Plastic Free July Zero Waste Leave a reply Why Is there Plastic in this Soap July 22 2015 by Ecology Center Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic that are used in bodycare products like toothpaste and face washes to help scrub and begs the question why After they do the job that natural alternatives have done for thousands of years they get washed down the drain These tiny pieces of plastic are so small water treatment Read more Posted in Blog Tagged Artha Soap DIY Great Pacific Garbage Patch microbeads plastic free Plastic Free July Leave a reply Potluck Lunch Workshop for Plastic Free July this Saturday 7 11 15 July 8 2015 by Ecology Center We re big fans of local

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  • Shoreline Clean-up | Ecology Center
    by Ecology Center 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 festivals and gatherings big and small Here s a selection of what s happening for Earth Day Read more Posted in Blog Featured Tagged Earth Day Ecology Center events free event Shoreline Clean up take action Leave a reply Plastic Free July Update Shoreline Clean Up Collects 2028 Pieces of Litter July 20 2015 by Ecology Center 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 Posted in Blog Tagged litter microbeads plastic pollution Plastic Free July Shoreline Clean up story of stuff Leave a reply Join Us to Clean Up the Berkeley Shoreline This Saturday 7 18 15 July 15 2015 by Ecology Center For Plastic Free July we re getting hands on with a shoreline clean up in partnership with the City of Berkeley this Saturday If you re into citizen science volunteering or thinking about how to solve the problem of plastic this clean up is for you Clean ups are like a real life treasure hunt where the treasure is the feeling you Read more Posted in Blog Tagged citizen science event plastic pollution Plastic Free July Shoreline Clean up volunteer Leave a reply Join Shoreline Clean Up 7 19 14 for Plastic Free July July 14 2014 by Ecology Center Looking for

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  • Spare the Air? Let’s Tell BAAQMD to Spare OUR Air – Organizing Forum 4/21/16 | Ecology Center
    were killed in 2013 Tar sands oil also contains greater amounts of toxic heavy metals like nickel and lead and higher levels of sulfur which can corrode pipes High sulfur levels caused the severe corrosion of refinery piping that led to the 2012 Richmond Chevron fire All of these factors make tar sands oil one of the greatest threats to the daily health and safety of our local communities and the long term protection of our climate What can you do Come to the Spare Our Air organizing forum on April 21st You don t need to be an organizer or activist you just need to care about the air that we breathe At the April 21 community gathering you will learn how you and your neighbors can help push local air regulators to adopt limits known as emission caps on toxic refinery emissions this year to keep tar sands refining out of the Bay area Tragically the Bay Area Air Quality Management District BAAQMD the government agency tasked with controlling local air pollution seems ready to give these tar sands refining a green light This recent article posted by the Sunflower Alliance provides an overview of the uphill battle to block Canadian tar sands from flooding into Bay Area refineries as well as BAAQMD s backpedaling and lies You can also read artist activist Abner Hague s comic strip which depicts the community struggle to push BAAQMD to implement emission caps Earlier this month Abner spoke at Changemakers for Climate and shared tools for advocacy through art Changemakers for Climate is a monthly policy brief hosted by the Sierra Club and Ecology Center exploring Bay Area climate campaigns coal exports crude by rail community choice energy etc and next steps for action You can hear audio recordings of previous

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  • BAAQMD | Ecology Center
    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 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 Posted in Blog Tagged BAAQMD Chevron disaster climate climate action climate change oil refineries take action tar sands Leave a reply Spare the Air All Winter Drought Poor Air Quality and Inequity January 16 2015 by Ecology Center December seems long gone along with the big storms it brought The weeks of dry sunny and windless winter weather contribute to California s ongoing drought and they also have a hard impact on air quality There s not too much we can do to change the weather which is caused by the winter inversion the high Read more Posted in Blog Featured Tagged air pollution air quality asthma BAAQMD Central Valley drought Spare the Air Leave a reply Two Climate Actions You Can Take This Week March 18 2014 by Ecology Center What kind of environment do you want to live in five years from now You can make a healthy climate and a healthy community part of your vision by taking two actions today asking your State Senator to support the Charge Ahead California Initiative SB 1275 and urging BAAQMD to halt new oil infrastructure projects Read more Posted in Blog Tagged air pollution BAAQMD Charge Ahead California Initiative climate action community health electric vehicles oil by rail oil refineries 2 Replies Inspiring and building a sustainable healthy and just future for the East Bay California and beyond Donate

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  • Chevron disaster | Ecology Center
    COALITION CLIMATE ACTION EVENTS CLIMATE CHANGE RESOURCES ECOHOUSE YOUTH YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL ACADEMY FARM FRESH CHOICE Sustainable Living STORE HOTLINE HELP DESK ECOHOUSE CLASSES EVENTS FACT SHEETS LINKS ECODIRECTORY LIBRARY SEED LIBRARY FARMERS MARKET FINDER Tag Archives Chevron disaster 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 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 Posted in Blog Tagged BAAQMD Chevron disaster climate climate action climate change oil refineries take action tar sands Leave a reply 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

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  • climate | Ecology Center
    Leave a reply Re Imagining Water with James Rojas of PLACE IT March 18 2016 by Ecology Center Meditation centers Daylighted creeks Purple pipes flowing with clean free water Trees wildlife fish and a bird island Pedestrian and bicycle bridges Green roofs Greywater systems Permeable surfaces Drinking fountains to encourage drinking water not soda Tiny houses Solar panels What do these concepts have in common These are just some of the solutions that Read more Posted in Blog Climate Featured Tagged berkeley climate Action climate drought water 1 Reply Changemakers for Climate 2 3 16 February 2 2016 by Ecology Center Whether you ve never attended a public meeting or you are already deep in the trenches this monthly brief will get you up to speed on Bay Area climate campaigns and next steps for action Issues include Crude by Rail Bay Area Coal Exports BAAQMD Refinery Rules and Community Choice Energy These targeted campaigns have impacts Read more Posted in Blog Tagged climate climate action community choice energy Ecology Center event fossil fuels local clean energy Leave a reply Last Chance to Speak Up to Protect Rooftop Solar for all Californians January 22 2016 by Ecology Center Right now thanks to the hard work of many activists including our friends at 350 Bay Area the CPUC is poised to enact a decision on net metering that would maintain the policies on rooftop solar that have made California a clean energy leader over the past few years But now our major utilities are Read more Posted in Blog Tagged 350 Bay Area Clean Energy climate climate action CPUC net metering rooftop solar Leave a reply Watersong Summit This Sunday 1 17 16 to Explore Sustainable Water Solutions January 14 2016 by Ecology Center This Sunday we ll be part of

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