Bayview-Hunters Point is rarely equated with environmental activism. The district is more commonly known for the decommissioned U.S. Navy shipyard that left behind enough pollutants to qualify it as one of the largest EPA Superfund sites in California. The area’s residents experience ongoing health issues because of the shipyard and the many industrial plants still located there. But the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park seeks to address this legacy by its very existence. Located in the heart of the district and run by the group Literacy for Environmental Justice, the EcoCenter offers education on things including solar power and native wildlife. It exists wholly off the electrical and sewer grid and, among other things, boasts an innovative wastewater treatment facility. See how these systems work while learning about the center’s green architecture and commitment to sustainability... More >>>