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Butte Environmental Council's Mission

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.

Corporate sponsorship of a non-profit with a mission you care about is a win-win! BEC is an organization dedicated to environmental education that adapts with the times and inspired to provide tangible opportunities that increase the health of our local environment like planting trees, cleaning creeks, and reporting environmental hazards. A partnership with BEC as a corporate sponsor gives you the opportunity to improve your brand perception by increasing exposure and awareness through your support of our efforts. Corporate sponsors have been instrumental in supporting BEC's events and programs over the years. We are deeply grateful for this support and make every effort to offer public recognition of these sponsorships through our newsletter, website, event t-shirts, news releases, and all publicity efforts.

We Welcome Sponsorship at the Following Levels:

$ 5,000+     Diamond Sponsor
$ 1,000       Platinum Sponsor
$ 500          Gold Sponsor
$ 250          Silver Sponsor
$ 100          Green Sponsor
To become a BEC sponsor, please contact our General Manager, Danielle Baxter, by email at or by phone at (530) 891-6424.

Events and Programs Available for Sponsorship:

The Recycling and Rubbish Education Program: A Butte County funded program that seeks to educate Butte County's community about the solid waste stream and the importance of the 4R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot (compost). The RARE program provides FREE hands-on, interactive, and fun educational workshops for ages K-12 in the areas of Recycling, Compost, and Auto Oil Recycling.
The Bidwell Park and Chico Creeks Cleanup: This annual event, in its 33rd year, provides the opportunity for Butte County citizens to work together towards a common goal; protecting our shared natural spaces and waterways. Without regular removal of man-made waste and debris, the water quality of local creeks, channels and streams would be greatly impacted, negatively affecting the flora and fauna dependent on these riparian habitats. Coming together in large numbers to participate in this level of community service has a profoundly positive impact on the personal connection and relationship to our natural spaces, increasing happiness and quality of life.
Urban Forest Tree Planting with the City of Chico: BEC has partnered with the City of Chico on a 3-year grant with Cal-Fire to increase the number of its urban street trees. As the city embarks on this urban forest planting campaign, BEC will serve as the lead non-profit partner to organize and host an Earth Day weekend tree pick-up and planting event. BEC will utilize its strong connections with environmental groups including Chico Tree Advocates, Butte County Master Gardeners and CSU, Chico Community Action Volunteer and Education (CAVE) to assist with outreach of optimal sites for planting in the spring of 2020 and planting efforts on the weekend of tree pickup.
The Chico Bicycle Music Festival: This annual event, in its 11th year, combines local music with inspiring ideas on sustainability for transportation, energy use and community gathering. Local musicians are showcased with Live-On-Bike performances and a "pedal-powered" stage that runs off grid, powered by audience members riding stationary bicycles connected to a power generator. This event exemplifies and fun and exciting way to explore ideas of fossil fuel independence. The CBMF is considered a local finale to BIKE Month, a national and local campaign promoting bicycling to work, school and play.
Community Forum Series: This program, ignited as a response to increased involvement in Butte County environmental policies following the Camp Fire, is a six-part climate change focused community forum series designed to engage community discussion and provide scientific based education on complex environmental issues as they arise and take form.
The Environmental Community Gathering: This annual event, in its 8th year, provides a lively capstone celebration to the Spring This Way to Sustainability Conference at CSU, Chico and has three main goals. 1) Offer both conference attendees and the community at large a capstone event to share conversations and inspiration they received from the conference with like-minded individuals, harnessing momentum to create solutions to environmental issues. 2) Serve as a platform for local environmental organizations, groups and agencies to showcase their ongoing and recent efforts as well as present opportunities for involvement to those interested. 3) Provide avenues for students and residents of Butte County to become educated and connected to environmental work or volunteering in the area in efforts to bridge the gap between learning and action.
The Annual Anniversary BEC Gala: The Annual BEC Gala is a time to come together as a community that deeply cares about local, regional, and world-wide environmental issues. This is an opportunity to feel good about the work we've done together and in our personal live to better the health and safety of our shared natural resources. Celebrating 44 years of environmental education, advocacy, and protection is a honor and we want to share it with you. This event features a no-host bar with local beer and wine and a silent auction show-casing beautiful local items and unique experiences to bid on.