What's New? Green Happenings in El Cerrito

Celebrate El Cerrito's 100th Anniversary!
Go 100% Renewable!



For its 100th anniversary, El Cerrito has a lot to celebrate.

As an El Cerrito business or resident, you can celebrate your energy options and celebrate taking action toward a cleaner, greener planet for future generations.  For just a penny more per kilowatt hour, MCE customers can get 100% Deep Green renewable electricity sourced from solar and wind power.  Sign up today!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark your calendars. Please join us for the following events!
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East Bay Green
Home Workshop


Tuesday, October 17:
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Albany Community Center
1249 Marin Ave, Albany, CA

Join the cities of El Cerrito, Albany, and Berkeley, in coordination with StopWaste, for this Energy Upgrade Workshop. The workshop will offer information to residents on current rebates and opportunities to make their homes more energy efficient. Learn how you can get up to $5,500 in rebates for home energy improvements.

Refreshments will be served and all attendees will receive an LED tote bag. For more information contact Will Provost in the City of El Cerrito's Operations + Environmental Services Division at wprovost@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

Register to reserve your space here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/berkeley-albany-el-cerrito-green-home-workshop-tickets-35467468152

Recycling Center Summer Hours


February 2, 2017 through October 31, 2017
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:45 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM

The El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Office is open from 9 am and closes at 5 pm.

ON-GOING EVENTS, MEETINGS, VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

El Cerrito Environmental Quality Committee (EQC)


Meets every 2nd Tuesday | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
El Cerrito City Hall Council Chambers, 10890  San Pablo Avenue
The EQC is a Council-appointed body of residents and business representatives who work to involve the community directly in understanding and reducing our impact on the environment. Regular meetings of the EQC often host informative presentations on environmental issues and policies. Visit www.el-cerrito.org/eqc for more information on the Environmental Quality Committee.

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Baxter Creek Work Party


First Saturday of the Month
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
email for additional information

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Tree Committee


Second Monday of the Month
7:00 PM
City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Avenue
email for additional information

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Vegetable Gardening in El Cerrito


4th Saturdays, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


 
The El Cerrito Community Garden Network and El Cerrito Library are teaming up to provide a series of monthly introductory vegetable gardening workshops running April through November, no workshop in August.  The workshop format will be a 30-minute presentation at the Library and then a hands-on project (30-60 minutes) at the nearby Community Demonstration Garden in Fairmont Park.
Free event.  For required registration, visit: Vegetable Gardening Workshops
Seed Library locations: Library and Recycling Center's Administration Building.

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El Cerrito Green Teams


Semi-regular events organized by the Environmental Quality Committee and the Public Works Department.
Help keep El Cerrito Green by volunteering at a Green Team event. For more details about the Green Teams or to volunteer for future events, visit: www.el-cerrito.org/greenteams. Or, please contact the Operations + Environmental Services Division for more information about volunteer projects: email or phone at 510-215-4350.