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Get More Involved with BEC: join one of our committees!

The Advocacy Committee

  • BEC closely monitors policies and plans within Butte County to ensure that environmental concerns are always addressed in policy discussions--or opens new discussions by bringing environmental concerns to light. The Advocacy Committee is an opportunity to "check in" with each other for BEC board, staff, allies, and activists working on various aspects of local/regional environmental advocacy; to bring other advocates up to speed on our progress, or work out strategy, or share networks. Advocacy Committee meetings are an opportunity to learn how YOU can be a voice for the environment! *All meetings may be attended by current BEC Members, Board Members and Staff.

The Outreach & Educational Forums Committee

  • The BEC Outreach Committee assists with our Community Forums initiative and helps ensure our voice for the environment travels far and wide. In the 2019 strategic planning retreat, the Board of Directors set a strategic goal to involve BEC Members, Angels, and our greater community in a series of forums focusing on climate change. Some examples are the BEC Listening Session to help guide the process of the Climate Action Plan update by the City of Chico Sustainability Task Force and the Housing and Climate Change Forum lead by a panel of regional and local experts on the intersectionality of housing, development and climate change.

The Garden Committee

  • Do you love gardening? Are you passionate about growing healthy local food right in our own backyards and public spaces? The Garden Committee wants your help! This committee oversees the on-going maintenance and health of our Oak Way Community Garden program. The Garden Committee assists with outreach and public education on our garden and helps organize and plan events like Community Garden Workdays and Garden Party Fundraisers.

The Executive Committee (Exclusive to Board Members)

  • The Executive Committee works closely with the General Manager to ensure BEC procedures and organizational management are operating ethically and at optimum efficiency. This committee can only be joined by majority vote in a standing Board of Director position.

If you have questions about our current committees or interest in joining and you are a current BEC Member or Angel, please contact us at