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Solutions Summit | September 2022

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Michael D. Pulliam COOPERATION HUMBOLDT PLANTS 500th GARDEN As of July 2022, Eureka nonprofit Cooperation Humboldt has planted 500 mini vegetable gardens at family homes throughout Humboldt County, with no cost to recipients. Cooperation Humboldt, a Humboldt...

Get On Board: Emissions Without Borders

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Martha Walden, 350 Humboldt Members of the Operating Engineers Local Three Union packed the Supervisors' chambers at the Planning Commission meeting on July 28.  One by one they voiced support for the aquaculture facility proposed...

DIY Zero: Efficient Appliance Use

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Susan Nolan Appliances are major consumers of energy in the average household. What can we do to cut back there? A big step is using full loads to get the most out of washing machines, dryers,...

Eye On Washington | September 2022

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Dan Sealy, NEC Legislative Analyst The US Senate passed a sweeping  version of the “Water Resources Development Act of 2022”  S. 4137  lead by Senator Capito (R-WV). That bill which passed with a vote of...

How To Add Sustainability Into Your Fashion

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Karina Ramos Villalobos, EcoNews Intern Some can care less about their fashion style. However, no matter what your scale is on fashion expression, people consume clothes and at some point it can become unsustainable. Most...

Greenwashing 101

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Elena Bilheimer, EcoNews Journalist By now, many environmentally-minded people are aware that companies use greenwashing and environmental marketing tools in an attempt to direct consumers to particular products and increase sales. Even with this awareness,...
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Sustainable Habits Affordable for Everyone

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Jasper Larkins, ZWH Intern Accessibility to low-income people and communities is often an important component missing in discussions of Zero Waste and sustainable materials management. Sustainable practices popularized in the media tend to be costly,...

California Native Plant Society | September 2022

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Andrea Pickart, CNPS Evening Program September 14, Wednesday, 7:30 pm.  “Encouraging Indigenous Wildlife – Insects to Birds – in the Garden.”  Pete Haggard will present the story of how he and his wife Judy, over a...

Offshore Wind on the Horizon

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Tom Wheeler, EPIC Executive Director Offshore wind is necessary to combat the climate crisis. With gigawatts of potential energy off of Humboldt’s coast as well as one of the first two lease areas proposed on...

A Brief History of Plastic Packaging

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Elena Bilheimer, EcoNews Journalist With the recent signing of Senate Bill 54 (SB 54) into law on June 30, 2022 by Governor Gavin Newsom, the plastic packaging and waste systems in California are set to...

The Rules of the Road. How Did We Get Here?

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Colin Fiske, Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities One of the first major steps toward designing American communities for cars was the adoption of rules of the road that favored drivers over other street users. Or...

Racismo Ambiental e Injusticia Económica

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Denise Villalva Racismo Ambiental e Injusticia Económica, la brecha del capital que hipervulnera comunidades indígenas y poblaciones en minoría de oportunidades.  El término racismo ambiental fue acuñado en Estados Unidos por el investigador Benjamin Chavis luego...

Environmental Racism and Economic Injustice

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Denise Villalva Translated by Carlrey Arroyo Environmental Racism and Economic Injustice are the gap in capital that heightens the vulnerability and opportunities for Indigenous People and other communities that are marginalized.  The term environmental racism was coined...

Bird-a-thon Sets Many Records!

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Redwood Region Audubon Society The 7th Annual Tim McKay Bird-a-thon always sets all sorts of records when it comes around each year. This was a special year with a record total of at least 250...

EcoNews Correction

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Caroline Griffith, EcoNews Editor It has come to our attention that an article in our August issue, Salmon in the Anthropocene, erroneously stated that Friends of the Eel River (FOER) are partnering with CalTrout to...

News from the Center | September 2022

Larry Glass, NEC Board President Caroline Griffith, NEC Executive Director In order to envision the future we want, it’s imperative to look at the past. Not just to see how we arrived at this point and...