East Bay Food Service Workers Take Another Step Towards Creating Local Food Economy


The 21 East Bay residents hired by Food Service Partners (FSP) for its new Richmond food processing facility were among the graduates of a recent ACES (Accelerating Careers Through Essential Skills) program creat… Read More

EC Oakland and its ARC Partners Build Awareness of East Bay’s New ‘Community-First’ Food Prep Facility


At a February 15 community meeting in Richmond, Calif., EC Oakland and its Anchors for Resilient Communities (ARC) partners introduced urban food producers from Oakland and Richmond to FoodService Partners (FSP),… Read More

EC Oakland Anchor Strategy Moves Toward a Sustainable, Local East Bay Food Economy; Applicants Sought for Jobs at New Food Processing Plant


Emerald Cities Oakland and Health Care without Harm – partners in the Anchors for Resilient Communities (ARC) initiative – are proud to announce that their collaboration is beginning to create a local… Read More

Building Community Health & Wealth by Leveraging the Power of Anchor Institutions


ECC & East Bay Partners Poised for Program Development Phase  ECC’s Anchors for Resilient Communities (ARC) initiative is poised to move from Phase I – research and learning – … Read More

ECC Launches ‘Anchors for Resilient Communities’ in California’s East Bay

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Anchors for Resilient Communities (ARC), is a new partnership among ECC, Health Care without Harm and The Democracy Collaborative that seeks to leverage the assets and capacities of Northern California’s an… Read More

Laney College Adopts USGBC LEED Curriculum


Students and faculty know a good bet when they hear it – just ask students of the Peralta Community College District and one of its campuses, Laney College, about the Center for Green Schools. That is a pro… Read More

Rising Sun Partnership Evolves


“Absolutely! I think the Green Economy has the incredible opportunity to build an alternative, equitable economy,” says Rising Sun Energy Center’s (Rising Sun) Director of Adult Programs, Elen… Read More

Feature Story: Oakland Church Steps Up for Sustainable Community Transformation


Post-modernism has a new look in East Oakland, where Allen Temple Baptist Church (ATBC) is stepping up with an array of social programs to address the community’s needs for redirection. Oakland was named be… Read More

Berkeley City College Honored For Energy Excellence


On Friday, November 16, 2012, Berkeley City College (BCC) was recognized for building energy excellence. The basis of the recognition is that Berkeley City College uses at least 20% less energy than comparable bu… Read More

AB1532 And SB535 Signed By Governor Brown In California


This is an important win for communities and coalitions that believe in an equitable green economy. These two bills have clear objectives: to ensure that all communities benefit from the Cap and Trade mechan… Read More

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