Go Plastic Free in July 

Meet the Plastic Bag Monster at Berkeley Farmers' Markets during the week of July 19.

Meet the Plastic Bag Monster at Berkeley Farmers’ Markets during the week of July 19.

Throughout July, the Ecology Center hosts events to inform and engage the public about reducing plastic waste and finding alternatives to household plastic use. Check out their films, discussions with experts, a shoreline cleanup at the Berkeley Marina, and special activities at the Berkeley farmers’ markets. Learn about California’s plastic bag ban, which will be on the November ballot. Submit your photos of plastic nightmares or plastic-free solutions to the photo contest and win $50 to spend at the Ecology Center store or a Berkeley farmers’ market. Photo contest info: here
General info: here

Read our back-issue story on Beth Terry, a local plastic-free advocate: here and our piece about efforts to minimize plastic use at farmers’ markets and local businesses: here

Plastic-Free July Solutions Salon: Short Films & Discussion with Beth Terry
Thursday July 7, 6:30–9pm
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar St, Berkeley

Plastics: The Rising Tide
Friday July 8, 7–9pm
Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline St, Berkeley

Shoreline Cleanup & Bag Ban Action
Saturday July 16, 9am–1pm
Shorebird Park Nature Center
160 University Ave, Berkeley

Plastic-Free Week at Berkeley Farmers’ Markets
Tuesday July 19–Saturday July 23
Market locations and hours: here