Sacramento Earth Day 2024

When: Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am – 4pm
Where: Southside Park, 600 T Street, Sacramento CA

Sacramento Earth Day, hosted by ECOS, is the largest Earth Day celebration in the Sacramento region. Join us on April 21, 2024 at Southside Park in Sacramento, for a free, family-friendly event, with opportunities to learn and network about sustainability. We will have 150 exhibitors and vendors, and hundreds of attendees.

Click here to learn all about Sacramento Earth Day.

SACOG: 2025 Blueprint Discussion Scenario

On April 18, 2024, ECOS sent the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) a letter regarding Item #15 on their board meeting agenda, the 2025 Blueprint Discussion Scenario.

Below is an excerpt from our letter.

ECOS supports SACOG’s Option 3 of its Discussion Scenario: “Prioritizing Build Out and More Complete Communities”. This option assumes more complete build-out of developing and potential developing communities but in fewer places. SACOG needs to prioritize those developing communities that have the strongest likelihood of lower vehicle- VMT based on factors like proximity to existing development and jobs/housing balance.

Click here to read the letter in full.

In Landmark Climate Ruling, European Court Faults Switzerland

By Isabella Kwai and Emma Bubola | April 9, 2024 | The New York Times

Experts said it was the first time an international court determined that governments were legally obligated to meet their climate targets under human rights law.

“It is the first time that an international court has affirmed clearly that a climate crisis is a human rights crisis,” said Joie Chowdhury, a senior lawyer with the Center for International Environmental Law, an international group that voiced its support for KlimaSeniorinnen’s case.

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/09/world/europe/climate-human-rights.html

ECOS letter to Sacramento County re Infill Program

On April 10, 2024, ECOS submitted a letter to the County of Sacramento Board of Supervisors Workshop on Housing and Infill on April 10, 2024 – Item #2: Infill Program.

We have reviewed PlaceWorks’ Final Draft “Sacramento County Infill Program Update”, and recommend that its proposed “Toolkit” and “Next Steps” are adopted for the Toolkit’s implementation.

Click here to read the letter in full.