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Butte Environmental Council (BEC) is a non-profit environmental organization based in Butte County, California. Our mission is to protect and defend the land, air and water of Butte County and the surrounding region through action, advocacy and education. BEC was formed in 1975 and for over 40 years, BEC has had a significant voice in shaping the health of the environment and policies of Butte County and beyond.

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BEC in the News

December 9, 2019


  • On Wednesday, Butte Environmental Council hosted a listening session designed to educate the community about the role housing plays in climate change, while allowing discussion to examine the possible solutions. - dnbaxter

Tags: BEC, Butte County, Chico, Community, development, sustainable housingby: dnbaxter

December 9, 2019


  • The forum on Housing and Climate Change, hosted by BEC, brought together a variety of community members with the goal to talk about housing with a focus on climate change and to brainstorm more creative solutions for housing after the Camp Fire. - dnbaxter

Tags: BEC, Butte County, Community, sustainable, affordable, housing, forumby: dnbaxter

December 9, 2019


  • Does Chico need more restrooms for homeless people, especially in Bidwell Park? Chico’s Scott Grist, BEC Vice chair, takes the “pro” position while Jeff Glatz takes the “con.” - dnbaxter

Tags: Community, Chico, BEC, Bidwell Parkby: dnbaxter

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