Environmentalist of the Year Awards

Make the 2022 Environmentalist of the Year Awards memorable

Enjoy, have refreshments, talk with friends and colleagues, and learn more about the important work of the award recipients, our partner organizations, and ECOS. Please join us on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at Curtis Hall, Sierra 2 Center, Sacramento 95818.

5:30 pm Social
6:45 pm Refreshments and Awards

 

Help good work to continue through Sponsorship

$250 Ansel Adams
$500 George Washington Carver
$1000 Rachel Carson
$2500+ John Muir

ECOS has been hosting the Environmentalist of the Year Awards since 1973. This year, we are hosting the 2022 Awards as an in-person event.

The Environmentalist of the Year Awards enable us to honor local leaders for their work in sustainability. ECOS has honored those who have achieved more affordable and equitable transit-oriented communities, less sprawl, more habitat protection, and cleaner air and water. Today, with climate change, these same objectives, as well as electrification and clean energy sources, are what we must achieve to make the transition to carbon neutrality. The 2022 awardees will be selected with our climate challenge in mind.

Roughly quoting Sir David Attenborough, we must all change what we do, where and how we build, what we eat, what we cultivate, and really, what we like, so we can be healthier and happier.

ECOS Orientation Nov 3 at 6:00 pm

Come learn what ECOS is all about! Join us Thursday, November 3rd at 6pm via Zoom to get a broad overview of what ECOS does, why it matters and what you can do to help! If you are curious about what environmental issues in the Sacramento region look like in 2022, join us! We will cover our current goals that involve climate change prevention, promoting infill over sprawl development, transit, habitat protection and the wise use of water resources, among others.

Click here to register!

Climate Impacts of Measure A

Join us for ECOS MTG/Board

New date: OCTOBER 5, 2022 at 6 – 8 pm

(shifted from Sept 27 to Oct 5)

LINK to join: ECOS ZOOM 6656164155 or call: 1 669 900 6833, Mtg ID: 665 616 4155

Climate Impacts of Measure A, the Nov 2022 ballot initiative with Mike McKeever, former Executive Director of SACOG; others invited

Followed by ECOS Board Meeting focusing on the work of ECOS Committees

SacCounty CAP video, and a request that you write to the Supervisors before Sept 27

Dear ECOS community,

Please take three minutes to watch this video about Sacramento County’s Climate Action Plan (CAP). It describes what is at stake.

It would be good if you would write to the County Supervisors (email addresses below) before their meeting on Sept 27, 2022, something like this:

Dear Supervisors,

Please reinstate in the CAP the requirement for all new growth located beyond the Urban Policy Area (UPA) and/or Urban Services Boundary (USB) to be carbon neutral. The previous draft CAP included such a requirement however it was removed at your request. Consider that even if the CAP works perfectly, nearly seventy percent of the County’s emissions will still exist in 2030. A huge task will be left to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 (AB1279.) Compared to the massive transition ahead, the requirement for new developments that are located outside of existing planning limit lines to be carbon neutral is modest, prudent, and reasonable.

Do the right thing, please.

Sincerely,

Here is the film: Climate Action in Sacramento County – A once in a decade opportunity. Thank you to Kent Lacin, filmmaker.

And the addresses: SupervisorKennedy[at]saccounty[dot]gov; richdesmond[at]saccounty[dot]gov; SupervisorSerna[at]saccounty[dot]gov; nottolid[at]saccounty[dot]gov; SupervisorFrost[at]saccounty[dot]gov; BoardClerk[at]saccounty[dot]gov; CountyExecutive[at]saccounty[dot]gov; smithtodd[at]saccounty[dot]gov; LundgrenJ[at]SacCounty[dot]gov

Thank you,

Susan Herre

President of the ECOS Board of Directors

ECOS joint comment letter on County Climate Action Plan

On September 22, 2022, the Environmental Council of Sacramento, the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, the Sacramento Audubon Society, the Sierra Club Sacramento Group, and the Xerces Society submitted recommendations to strengthen the proposed Sacramento County Communitywide Climate Action Plan (Plan) released for public review on August 26, 2022.

Your inclusion of these recommendations into the Plan will increase the County’s preparedness to meet the challenges of our changing climate and its impacts on the region’s water resources and environment. Specifically, these recommendations will promote long term improved quality of life for County residents while contributing to biodiversity and local beneficial species preservation in our region.

Click here to read the comment letter.