Nature has become both more remote and more present during this pandemic. We’re happy to share some of your views on a day that celebrates our natural environment.
Our readers have deeply personal, even possessive, feelings towards their favorite trees. They find meaning in their growth, notice how they change with the seasons and mourn their passing when they die.
EARTH DAY The Brower Center is hosting its first-ever Earth Day Festival, on Saturday, April 18 from noon to 6 p.m. There will be hands-on workshops, live music, family arts activities and organic food tastings, all focused on “protecting and honoring the planet we call home.” Three panels during the afternoon look at carbon farming, climate-friendly […]
IMAGINE NONVIOLENCE In response to the March 16 shooting at the club, which injured two employees, and violence in general, Ashkenaz is sponsoring an event called “Imagining Nonviolence” on Friday April 19. “This event explores, celebrates, and shares numerous ways that we heal from violence, individually and within community. Starting with a hands-on healing art workshop, participants will […]
A new business will open tomorrow in downtown Berkeley, and it’s a fitting one for Earth Day: GreenCitizen is the latest outpost of a small chain of e-waste centers which aim to tackle the shameful statistic that 80% of electronic waste in the U.S. is dumped in the landfill or off-loaded to developing countries. GreenCitizen, […]
It’s the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and there are a handful of events to celebrate the milestone. The Ecology Center, the folks who bring us our farmers’ markets and pick up our recyclables, also turns 40 today. The Center is hosting itself a birthday bash in the Hotel Shattuck in downtown Berkeley. Mayor Tom […]