Most of our work is done through our committees. If you are looking to get involved or reengaged with ECOS, attending our committee meetings is the best way to start! Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend; you do not have to be a member of ECOS. Please check with the ECOS office at office [at] ecosacramento [dot] net and/or the committee chairs ahead of time to confirm the details of a meeting.
Land Use Committee
The ECOS Approach to Land Use Issues includes:
- Advocacy for regionally responsible planning that is cognizant of the need for sustainable development and the impacts of climate change.
- Oversight of proposed development projects of regional significance.
- Action to support sensible infill projects and oppose greenfield development.
ECOS’ Land Use committee meets at 6:00 p.m. on the second Monday of every month in the conference room at Mogavero Archictects, 2012 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95811.
Habitat 2020 Committee
Habitat 2020 is a coalition that works to protect the lands, waters, wildlife and native plants in the Sacramento region. The great Central Valley of California has been identified by the World Wildlife Fund as one of North America’s most endangered eco-regions. Preserving its remaining open space and agricultural land is essential for sustaining native plants and wildlife, and ensuring a high quality of life for ourselves and future generations.
Habitat 2020, ECOS’ Habitat & Conservation committee, meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month, in the large conference room at Mogavero Architects, 2012 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95811.
Transportation, Air Quality & Climate Change (TAQCC) Committee
The Transportation, Air Quality & Climate Change Committee supports policies and projects that:
- provide all residents of the Sacramento region with pedestrian, bicycle and transit access to jobs, schools, shopping, services and recreation
- provide adequate and efficient goods movement and support the provision of local goods and services over those requiring long distance transport
- protect and strengthen local communities, towns and urban centers from the corrosive effects of traffic while promoting equity and opportunity for all residents
- minimize impacts on and use of the land, air and water
- minimize the consumption of limited resources and reduce pollution and noise
- encourage land uses that minimize travel requirements
- eliminate transportation subsidies which handicap achievement of the above goals
- ensure vigorous and effective public participation in transportation planning
ECOS’ Transportation, Air Quality & Climate Change (TAQCC) Committee meets at 6:00 p.m. on on the first Thursday of each month, in the conference room at Mogavero Architects, 2012 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95811.
Organizational Development Committee
The ECOS Organizational Development Committee deals with organizational structure of the nonprofit, revenue plans, long term strategic plans, individual and organizational memberships as well as public relations and outreach.
View ECOS’ Long-Term Strategic Planning Document, updated in 2015, here.
ECOS’ Organizational Development committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm, either in person or via conference call. Please contact one or both of the committee chairs to confirm.