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14
Feb

This is the perfect place to bring that special someone. Ride your bicycle, wear your helmets and mark your calendar.

 

19
Feb
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our members for their support and share all of BEC’s recent achievements and highlight the efforts to come in the new year.  The member meeting is free for members, and there will be door prizes! 
27
Mar
This event brings together local environmental organizations and their supporters for a night of conversation and celebration.  This reception is the final event of the This Way to Sustainability conference taking place at CSU, Chico on March 26-27.
02
May

Join us for the environmental event of the year; with an endangered species puppet parade, live music, eco-activities, good food, a rescued animal show, over 30 local organizations offering hands-on lessons for kids, and the chance to celebrate the earth with your community.

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Water Export: Everybody's Business

Life, nature, politics, allies and adversaries, and water all go in cycles.  Back in the day, farmers were the original environmentalists, until the time when industrial farming and the ‘Green Revolution’ became popular and there was a split in vision between agriculture and environmentalism that has lasted decades.  However, over the last few years the divide is becoming less and less, as farmers and environmentalists are finding common ground on issues such as the important of a local food supply, protection of farmland from urban sprawl, the need to protect local water resources, and in some cases dam removal. 

In an effort to further the conversation about water in our area between these two stakeholder groups, and explore how we can support local farming and at the same time protect the environment, Butte Environmental Council is hosting a community event entitled Water Export: everybody’s business.  The event promises respectful and interesting discussion on timely water issues that face the north state, including water export, the Twin Tunnels, and balancing water rights with maintaining sustainable water supplies.

About the Presenters:

Ashley Indrieri is the Executive Director of the Family Water Alliance, a coalition of people who are concerned about the future of agriculture, private property rights, rural communities, and the balance between man and nature.

Carol Perkins is the Water Policy Advocate for Butte Environmental Council, whose mission is to protect and defend the land, air and water of Butte County and the surrounding region. 

This event is a part of a larger series focused around water, both local and global.  Code Blue is a water engagement campaign with the purpose of empowering the community to understand timely water issues and take part in the solutions. 

 

Event Location: 
Chico Branch Library, 1103 Sherman Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
Contact Phone: 
(530) 891-6424
Date of Event: 
May 14, 2013: 5:30pm to 7:00pm