ECOS Orientation 5/14/2024

Come learn what ECOS is all about! Attend our monthly orientation session on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 from 6:00 – 6:30pm via Zoom to get a broad overview of what ECOS does, why it matters and what you can do to help! This orientation can also help anyone wanting to learn more about environmental issues in the Sacramento region. 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.

Help Fight Urban Displacement

Sacramento Investment Without Displacement (SIWD) is a coalition of social justice organizations, neighborhood associations, labor groups, residents, and community partners organized to support building healthy communities and affordable housing, preserving cultural traditions, and the stability of neighborhoods impacted by big developments. ECOS helped start SIWD and continues to support its work.

Our request to you is for you and/or your organization is to sign on to our letter via this link to our Google Form.

SIWD has been working with the City of Sacramento for over two years to draft a citywide Community Benefits Agreement Ordinance (CBAO) to address the negative impacts of large developments on diverse communities going forward.

Since 2022, SIWD and the City have met weekly in an attempt to come to a compromise in developing the ordinance, however, we disagree on some major components included and not included in the City’s draft of the CBAO which was presented on April 18th. The Law & Legislation Committee will review the final and proposed ordinance language at their 1pm May 16th meeting. We want amendments to be made to the City’s ordinance before it comes before the full City Council.

Deadline to sign-on: 11:45AM, Tuesday May 16th, 2023

Youth Action Alert: Community Benefits Agreement Ordinance 5/9

Date & Time: TOMORROW May 9, 2023 06:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Location: via Zoom, register here

Sacramento Investment Without Displacement (SIWD) is a coalition of social justice organizations, neighborhood associations, labor groups, residents, and community partners organized to support building healthy communities and affordable housing, preserving cultural traditions, and the stability of neighborhoods impacted by big developments. You’re invited to a youth action alert session to learn how to make your voice heard on behalf of your community. We will share more about the CBAO background, SIWD’s process, and why the youth voice is so important. We’ll also do a letter-writing workshop to help you submit your thoughts to the City by the May 16th Deadline.

The first 10 youth registrants will receive $20 Door Dash gift cards to support with dinner for the evening**. ** must be a youth (age 13-24), must be in attendance, and must live in the City of Sacramento to qualify.

You can learn more about our stance here: https://bit.ly/3nlLlEd.

Get a head start and download the letter template here: bit.ly/3AQ4Jwb

Sacramento Earth Day 2023

Join us on Sunday, April 23, 2023, at Southside Park, Sacramento, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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 Grow Native. Our event is free and thousands of attendees are expected throughout the day.

Click here to learn more!

Share the flyer

Help spread the word! We want to invite the whole community to Sacramento Earth Day, so please share this flyer with your friends, family and colleagues! Feel free to print some and hang them on community boards in your library, community center, campus or cafe! Click on the flyer to view a PDF for printing. Please print with the environment in mind.

California Energy Commission Opportunities

Greetings!

The California Energy Commission has two great opportunities for individuals looking to engage with their communities:

1. If you’re interested in advancing energy equity and environmental justice, please consider joining the Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group (DACAG)!

a. The DACAG was created by Senate Bill 350 and is the principal advisory body for the CEC and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and advises the agencies regarding the development, implementation, and impacts of clean energy and transportation programs in disadvantaged communities.

b. More information about the DACAG and how to join can be found in the attached PDF titled, “DACAG Solicitation 20220411,” or on the CPUC’s DACAG webpage and the CEC’s DACAG webpage.

2. If you’re interested in transportation efforts, please consider joining the CEC’s Clean Transportation Program (CTP) Advisory Committee!

a. CTP Advisory Committee Members will provide input on the development of the Clean Transportation Program Investment Plan, which establishes program priorities and funding allocations.

b. More information on how to join the Advisory Committee can be found in this PDF titled, “Notice of Opportunity to Serve on the Investment Plan Advisory Committee of the Clean Transportation Program”

Office of the Public Advisor, Energy Equity, and Tribal Affairs
California Energy Commission
Office: (916) 957-7910
Email: publicadvisor[at]energy[dot]ca[dot]gov
Web: https://www.energy.ca.gov/about/divisions-and-offices/office-public-advisor

California Energy Commission
715 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Environmentalists’ Spring Social 4/30

Join us for an Environmentalists’ Spring Social!
Sierra Club Sacramento, Environmental Council of Sacramento, and the Sacramento Climate Coalition invite you to our Spring Social. This is an opportunity to reconnect with friends from many environmental groups. Join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres on the patio! Lisa Phenix will perform with Tony Bowler. Plus Silent Auction of wine, artworks, etc.
DATE: Saturday, April 30 from 2:00 – 4:30 pm
LOCATION: Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
COVID: please bring your vaccination ID and your mask for indoors.
DONATION: $5 min. requested at the door to help us cover costs.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/environmentalists-spring-social-tickets-310775055557
Facebook Event: https://facebook.com/events/s/environmentalists-spring-socia/687050185807001/