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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.


BEC in the News

December 5, 2019


  • BEC board chair, Mark Stemen, tabled at Chico State's Sustainability day to,"let people know, academically, in the literature, civil disobedience is the one thing that works. Non-violent civil disobedience works over all forms of resistance, and it’s been proven through history.” - dnbaxter

Tags: BEC, Community, 'campus, involvement', education, advocacyby: dnbaxter

December 5, 2019


  • Pleasant Valley High School students got to spend a class period in the library talking to BEC board members who helped facilitate conversations about climate action. They were asked to consider actions that could be taken in the community, even at home or in school and how people might get more involved. - dnbaxter

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October 16, 2019


  • The mural was done by Chico-based illustrator and muralist Wyatt Hersey and people were invited to help paint it. The room where the mural was painted will not only be used to conduct the business of the organization but also as a community space where others can come to host meetings. The interactive mural featured many of Butte County’s natural features and animals. - dnbaxter

Tags: BEC, local art, Community, Butte County, muralby: dnbaxter

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