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June 11, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Scott Grist, who manages the event, believes in sustainability and uses this event to bring awareness to conscious thinking about environmental needs.
“We’re opening people up to the idea that we can use less fossil fuels and have a whole day live music festival powered by human effort,” Grist said.
The event is ran by volunteers giving in various ways including audience members signing up and powering the sound and instruments by pedaling stationary bicycles.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

June 11, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:The festival uses a mobile sound stage powered by bicycles connected to a generator. All performances are free.
The idea is to promote sustainable transportation and less dependence on fossil fuels, while promoting talented local musicians.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

May 31, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:To her consternation, Strachan’s colleagues had declined to consider a resolution put forth by the Butte Environmental Council for the county to recognize BEC as a representative of groundwater interests. Supervisors previously passed a comparable resolution for an agricultural group.Natalie Carter, BEC’s executive director, echoed Strachan’s perspective on equal representation.

“Farmers say, ‘We represent domestic users—we have domestic wells,’ and they do, and they absolutely have a shared perspective in that,” Carter said. “They don’t want their domestic wells to go dry.

“That’s not to say we shouldn’t have a voice for someone who is only a domestic well user and doesn’t have ties to the agricultural interests in this community, which are so valuable, but shouldn’t be the only voice at the table.”

In seeking recognition from the county, BEC wants to become a—not the—
representative for users of groundwater from shallow depths. That’s the connection BEC sees between advocacy for groundwater-dependent ecosystems and homeowners who depend on wells—and why Carter says it’s important for the county to recognize multiple constituencies.

“[SGMA conveys] a 50-year horizon to sustainability,” she added. “The whole design is local control, and our local voices include a wide variety.”Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

May 10, 2018

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  • "If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to talk to the animals like Dr. Doolittle did, you can satisfy your curiosity at the 39th annual Endangered Species Faire on Saturday.The free public event, hosted by the Butte Environmental Council will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cedar Grove in Bidwell Park. The event’s theme is “Finned Migrations: Connecting Warming Oceans to Inland Streams.”The Endangered Species Faire features education and activities sponsored by more than 30 school groups, government agencies, environmental organizations and community groups on a variety of environmental issues." - ndcarter

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May 4, 2018

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  • " The Butte Environmental Council’s 39th annual Endangered Species Faire is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove in Bidwell Park. The event’s theme is “Finned Migrations: Connecting Warming Oceans to Inland Streams.” More than 30 school groups, government agencies, environmental organizations and community groups provide a variety of education and activities on environmental issues. http://www.becnet.org/endangered-species-faire." - ndcarter

Highlights and Sticky Notes:The Butte Environmental Council’s 39th annual Endangered Species Faire is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove in Bidwell Park. The event’s theme is “Finned Migrations: Connecting Warming Oceans to Inland Streams.”Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

April 30, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Butte Environmental Council: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Earth Day Brunch to benefit Endangered Species Faire. $25 advance, $30 at door. Tickets www.benet.org. 891-6424. Humboldt Community Garden, corner of Humboldt Road and El Monte in Chico.Tags: garden, BEC, chico, earth dayby: ndcarter

April 24, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:The Butte Environmental Council organized a brunch in honor of Earth Day in Chico and all the proceeds helped an organization, aimed at educating people about endangered species.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

April 5, 2018

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  • Butte Environmental Council (BEC) is a community organization committed to protecting and defending environmental quality throughout Butte County. By regularly removing trash and recyclables that have found their way in to our urban creeks, parks and greenways BEC is helping to keep local water clean and safe, improving wildlife habitat and reducing human impacts on our environmental quality. Chico’s urban waterways are heavily impacted by litter, illegal dumping, and creekside camping. BEC is committed to treating all members of our community with dignity and respect. We often remove materials left behind by those living along our creeks. Our non-confrontation policy asks our volunteers to avoid any interactions with those in the cleanup area besides inviting them to join us. In partnership with local law enforcement, we provide notice to camps in an effort to allow time for personal property to be removed. Usable items that are removed from our cleanup efforts are repurposed whenever possible to minimize what we send to the landfill. Our community cleanups have two goals: remove waste from our creeks, and build a community committed to healthy waterways. - ndcarter

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Butte Environmental Council, which for decades has organized events to beautify our parks and waterways. During a cleanup in 2008, as the CN&R reported, BEC volunteers collected a whopping 10.5 tons of trash in five hours.Tags: BEC, water, cleanup, chico, news, Communityby: ndcarter

February 9, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Councilwoman Ann Schwab was concerned because the parcel in question is home to the Butte Environmental Council’s Humboldt Community Garden, which would have to move. As such, Schwab made a motion to accept the proposal with an amendment directing the city to help relocate the garden, if possible, which passed unanimously.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

January 23, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Shasta Environmental Alliance will be featuring Natalie Carter, Executive Director of Butte Environmental Council (BEC) on Wednesday, January 24, 6 pm at Redding Public Library, 1100 Parkview Ave.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter