Big Day of Giving – Give to ECOS

What is Big Day of Giving? A program of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation’s initiative to grow local philanthropy, Big Day of Giving is an annual 24-hour community-wide movement that unites the region’s nonprofit sector to help raise unrestricted funds for the organizations that strengthen the capital area. Since 2013, the giving day has generated over $30 million for more than 600 local nonprofits and 36,000 donors! Learn more at: www.bigdayofgiving.org.

Why give to ECOS? Give to ECOS to support our mission to achieve regional and community sustainability and a healthy environment for existing and future residents. By working proactively with our members, member organizations, local government, and community groups, ECOS energizes and brings positive change to the Sacramento region as we strive to develop thriving communities.

Click here to give to ECOS on May 2: https://www.bigdayofgiving.org/ECOS

Big DOG Open House @ Breathe CA building

Visit ECOS and all the other change-making organizations with offices at 909 12th Street (aka the “Breathe California Building”) on Thursday, May 2nd, from 7am-9am for coffee and pastries as we celebrate our region’s Big Day of Giving (Big DOG)!

The Open House is free and all are welcome! If you’d like to donate to a group in our building you may do so during the Open House or online: www.bigdayofgiving.org.

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Wildfires, climate change making it harder to breathe in Sacramento, report says

By Mila Jasper
April 24, 2019
The Sacramento Bee

The air is terrible in Sacramento, and climate change is baking the problem in, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association.

For the second year in a row, Sacramento was named fifth in a list of worst major U.S. cities for ozone pollution in the Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report. Sacramento also moved up from 19th to 15th in the nation for particle pollution days, scoring an F for both categories.

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10,000 homes – and lots of shopping – planned for new neighborhood near Sacramento airport

By Tony Bizjak

March 01, 2019 02:40 AM, Updated March 01, 2019 07:41 AM

The Sacramento Bee

The project…would be built in an environmentally sensitive and floodable area of Natomas, and already is the subject of numerous concerns.

…environmentalists argue that such a large development means paving prime wildlife habitat and farmland. The project, they say, could undermine existing habitat conservation agreements that limit the amount of acreage to be developed in the Natomas basin.

The site also is outside of the county’s existing urban development boundary. In order to allow development, county officials would have to amend the county’s growth plan and extend the boundary west toward the river.

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Click here to read the Environmental Council of Sacramento’s formal comments on this proposal.

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