Administrative employees at the 53-year-old Ecology Center, which operates Berkeley’s three farmers markets and a store on San Pablo Avenue, are seeking to form a union.
California’s greywater recycling systems owe a debt to rogue Berkeley activists
Reusing water from washing machines and showers can help homeowners save water and money. An illegal system built at Berkeley’s EcoHouse helped bring increased acceptance for the drought-friendly irrigation method.
How to get rid of your Christmas tree in Berkeley. Hint: You can’t leave it on the curb
Trees must be cut up and put in green plant debris carts or taken whole to the city’s transfer station.
The push to raise Berkeley’s utility tax to fund a climate fund appears to be losing
Supporters said Measure HH losing is a missed opportunity to put resources toward climate justice.
Unhealthy air quality, damaged crops, flames: How recent wildfires have affected Berkeley farmers market vendors
The LNU and CZU Lightning complex fires have caused hazardous working conditions, endangered structures and prevented harvesting on farms that sell at Berkeley’s three weekly markets.
COVID-19 has put sustainability in the food industry on hold, but advocates say it’s not a lost cause
Zero-waste supporters believe this time of tumultuous change can be an opportunity for growth.
COVID-19 creates new challenges for local growers and farmers markets
Growers and operators grapple with public health concerns, the loss of restaurant partners and a finicky customer base.
Berkeley says good riddance (mostly) to disposable plastic foodware
First, Berkeley banned Styrofoam. Then it joined in the wave to ditch plastic bags. Tuesday night, city leaders voted to jettison, in large part, disposable plastic foodware.
Berkeley will pick up your Christmas tree — but wants it inside your compost cart
Recycling entire trees can damage the city’s collection trucks, and the new policy requiring they be cut up and put in the compost bin is an attempt to avoid sidelining the broken trucks for weeks.
The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley, weekend of Nov. 22-25
Besides gorging on turkey.
Video: At the Repair Café, neighbors squeeze more life out of stuff
At a community event in Berkeley, volunteer fixers revive the practice of repairing rather than discarding — and share a little know-how along the way.
Gov. Brown pardons Berkeley Ecology Center employee at risk of deportation
“There are many opportunities that have opened up for me,” said Daniel Maher, who lost his legal status when he was convicted of crimes in the 1990s.