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Here’s to the Other 364 Earth Days

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I’m guessing some of you might share my distaste for the once-a-year gaga over the Earth, especially when it takes the form of NBC changing its logo color or Chevron touting its environmental record. I’m not saying we shouldn’t be thinking about cutting greenhouse gases or leaving the car at home to walk, bike, or […]

10th Annual People’s Earth Day EcoCenter Grand Opening & Sunday Streets

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"Join Bayview Hunters Point to celebrate the 10th Annual People’s Earth Day and the Grand Opening of the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park, the first and only environmental justice education center in the Bay Area. The EcoCenter is San Francisco’s first “off-grid” building, modeling solar power and alternative wastewater technologies. Nearly every feature of this […]
A handful of the 80 or so volunteers who spent MLK day cleaning and beautifying Oakland. Photo: Streetsblog

Cleaning Streets to Celebrate Martin Luther King

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Yesterday morning, some 80 volunteers came to a Martin Luther King Jr. National Service Day event in Fruitvale, organized by the Oakland Office of Public Works, the City of Oakland, and Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo. The volunteers, who assembled near the BART station at 9, collected trash from nearby streets and public spaces, trimmed trees, and gardened the grounds of the Oakland Animal Shelter.