ECOS Letter to Sac County re Climate Action Plan

On March 23rd, 2022, Sacramento County held a workshop on their CLimate Action Plan. ECOS, Sierra Club, 350 Sacramento, as well as several other organizations and many residents, provided testimony during the workshop.

ECOS submitted a letter preceding the meeting, stating:

We’re grateful for the effort that County staff has made developing this CAP draft. However, it doesn’t address the biggest change we need to make: we need to increase housing in ways that don’t increase commute distances and thereby make our air and climate less healthy.

Click here to read our letter in full.

It’s your mother calling… March 29, 2022 – ECOS MTG/Board Business

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

It’s your mother calling – you know, Mother Earth!

I’m having hot flashes and I need your help!

Now that we have your attention, here’s why we’re calling you. We’d like to invite you to a conversation about the future of ECOS and how can we help each other meet our goals.

Our strategy committee has spent quite a few hours thinking about how to make ECOS more effective, and as your new President, I’ve been losing sleep over it. In this almost post-pandemic world, we want to reboot this organization and use our limited resources as wisely as possible.

Climate change has most of us worried, and we need to focus our effort to succeed. Both the City and County are developing climate action plans, but radical action is required. We are running out of time. We need to sharpen our messages and work better together to make the progress we need to make.

Will you join us and the 40+ members of the ECOS Board for a spirited conversation, facilitated by me, former ECOS president Ralph Propper, and former mayor Heather Fargo, about what’s next? We want to discuss how we can work together and how we can get more people to understand what is at risk, to save the planet and ensure a sustainable future.

Some of the most caring and capable people in Sacramento are on the ECOS board. I’m convinced we can do better and that we need to do better.

Please join us via ZOOM on March 29, 2022 from 6:00-7:30pm. Your mother (and daughter) will thank you.

This is an different kind of ECOS meeting, but is nevertheless our regularly scheduled ECOS MTG/Board Meeting. Please join us. At the end we will cover Board business.

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

Susan Herre

ECOS President

ECOS Letter re City of Sac Transportation Priorities Plan

On March 15, 2022, ECOS submitted a letter to the City of Sacramento regarding their Transportation Priorities Plan. Below is an excerpt from our letter.

ECOS recommends:
1) The schedule for developing the TPP plan should be accelerated so projects can be eligible for funding sooner and built sooner.
2) SacRT’s transit system should be the backbone around which the City’s transportation projects are selected, to make existing transit station areas and transit corridors more walkable and livable. This approach is consistent with state law (SB375, SB743), regional policies (SACOG Blueprint, Green Means Go), and it would enable the leveraging of federal grants.

Click here to read the letter in full.

Sacramento Earth Day 4/24

Sunday, April 24, 2022 at Southside Park, Sacramento, CA, 11am-4pm

Sacramento Earth Day is the largest Earth Day celebration in the Sacramento region, providing people with the knowledge and means to take care of our Earth. The theme this year is IN THIS TOGETHER! Our event is free and thousands of attendees are expected throughout the day. Click the button below to learn all about this fun, educational community event!