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What's New? Green Happenings in El Cerrito
Celebrate El Cerrito's 100th Anniversary! Go 100% Renewable!
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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!

Mark your calendars. Please join us for the following events!
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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.

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Recharge Your Lunch:
National Drive Electric Event
Saturday, September 9, 2017

11 AM - 3 PM
Civic Center Parking Lot
1980 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

New to electric vehicles? Experts and EV owners will be on-hand to answer questions. Learn about discounts on EVs through SunShares, and federal, state and utility rebates and credits. Test drive popular EV models like Nissan LEAF, Chevy Bolt, Ford C-MAX, and more.

Already own an EV? Register to showcase your vehicle and share your EV experience. To display your vehicle or offer rides, you must register in advance. Please visit:

Grab lunch at the Downtown Berkeley Farmers' Market.

Co-hosted by the Ecology Center, Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter, League of Women Voters, and the cities of Berkeley, El Cerrito, Albany and Oakland.

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El Cerrito Green Team Cleanup Event
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 9 AM - 1 PM

Join El Cerrito Green Teams, Friends of Five Creeks, Albany Parks, and Friends of Albany Hill by sprucing up and helping restore the beautiful urban oasis of Cerrito Creek and Albany Hill. Meet at Creekside Park, 3499 Santa Clara Avenue, El Cerrito, California 94530. Tools, bags, gloves, water, and snacks will be provided.

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Energy Upgrade Workshop

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6 PM to 8:00 PM

Albany Community Center

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.


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 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: Or, please contact the Operations + Environmental Services Division for more information about volunteer projects: email or phone at 510-215-4350.