SACOG to present at ECOS TAQCC cmte mtg 6/4

Join the ECOS Transportation, Air Quality & Climate Change (TAQCC) committee for its regular monthly meeting, featuring a special presentation on the 2016 Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Community Strategy (MTP/SCS) by Kacey Lizon, MTP/SCS Project Manager of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)! A question & answer session will immediately follow the presentation.

When: Thursday, June 4, 2015 6pm
Where: Mogavero Notestine Associates, 2012 K St, Sacramento, 95811

ECOS supports policies aimed towards reducing automobile Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) and promoting alternatives such as biking and walking.

2015 5 May 27 TAQCC flier for SACOG presentation abbreviated version

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Attend May 21, 26, or 27 Webinar: Protecting Schoolchildren from Hazardous Agricultural Pesticides

Attend May 21, 26, or 27 Webinar: Protecting Schoolchildren from Hazardous Agricultural Pesticides

California schoolchildren face potential health risks from nearby applications of the most hazardous agricultural pesticides on the market – including those that can cause cancer, permanent brain damage, and developmental and reproductive issues.

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is developing standard statewide protections to better protect all California schoolchildren from these hazardous agricultural pesticides and is currently seeking input from the public on what additional measures to adopt.

To learn more about this issue and how you can weigh in to ensure DPR adopts the strongest protections possible, please join the Californians for Pesticide Reform coalition for one of our three upcoming webinars:

Webinar #1:   Thursday, May 21, 12-1pm – ENGLISH. (Led by local Sacramentan Paul Towers of the Pesticide Action Network)

Webinar #2:   Tuesday, May 26, 7-8pm – ENGLISH.

Webinar #3:   Wednesday, May 27, 6-7pm – SPANISH.

And please share this invite widely with your networks!

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New Member Organization: Los Rios College Federation of Teachers!

A warm welcome to the Los Rios College Federation of Teachers, the newest member organization of ECOS!

Inspired by the accomplishments of the US labor movement, the Los Rios College Federation of Teachers (LRCFT) was founded in 1978 to represent faculty throughout the Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) . Since then, LRCFT has been a leader in the struggle for faculty labor rights in the Sacramento area and the education rights of all Californians.

In the spirit of great labor leaders both past and present, they dedicate their work to the principles of opportunity, quality, and accountability.

LRCFT represents approximately 2,500 instructors, counselors, librarians, college nurses, and program coordinators at all campuses of California’s second largest community college district, including, American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, and Sacramento City College.

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