The Cleaner Air News
The newsletter of the Cleaner Air Partnership   
Quarterly meeting 
 Friday April 17, 2009

Save the Date for our next Quarterly Luncheon!

Date: Friday, April 17th
Time: 11:30-1:30
Location: Roseville Utility Exploration Center (next to the Martha Riley community Library)
1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95747 (map)
RSVP: Angela Shepard at [email protected] or (916) 325-1630
Save the Date for next Quarterly Luncheon
Quarterly Luncheon April 17
Upcoming Capitol-to-Capitol Event
BCSET Holds Youth Leadership Summitt

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Cleaner Air Partnership Quarterly Luncheon April 17

Next Policy Meeting at Roseville's Exploration Center
The Cleaner Air Partnership is hosting it's next Quarterly Luncheon at Roseville's Utility Exploration Center where we will focus on air quality and clean/green technology issues that will be taken up with leaders in Washington D.C. in late April. Lunch is provided courtesy of CAP sponsors.Roseville Utility Exp Cntr

The Roseville Utility Exploration Center was created out of the city's belief that sustainability is a principle to live by. The Exploration Center is a one-of-a-kind environmental learning center focused on bringing visitors information on protecting natural resources in a fun, engaging way. Meeting attendees will have a chance to tour the center before and after the meeting.

Please RSVP to this meeting by emailing Angela Shepard or call (916) 325-1630. We hope to see you there!
April Marks D.C. Trip for Air Quality Issues
Registration Open; Air Quality Issues in Development

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Planning is underway for the annual Sacramento Metro Chamber's Capitol-to-Capitol event in Washington D.C. scheduled for April 25-29, 2009.  This event brings several hundred of the region's business, labor and government leaders together to build consensus for important regional priorities, including air quality.  Cap-to-Cap delegate seats are quickly filling up, register today here.
Focus areas for the air quality team include:
  • Greenhouse gas reduction policy
  • Air quality funding
  • Land use transportation economic modeling tool funding
  • State and local air quality grant EPA funding 
  • Biomass collaborative support

For more information regarding the air quality team or these issues, please contact Bill Mueller

Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails Holds Youth Leadership Summit
Local Students Participate in Important Air Quality Research 
Breathe LogoOn March 7, 2009 students from four different schools in the Sacramento region attended Breathe California's Youth Leadership Summit. Student teams from C.K. McClatchy High School, Rio Americano High School, Davis High School, and C.A. Jacobs Jr. High School all participated in a year-long scientific research project in which they observed factors that both hinder and promote good air quality on their campuses. At the Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) each student-lead team presented their findings and then worked with mentors to create possible mitigations to improve the air quality on their campus.
This year C.K. McClatchy High School had the opportunity to collect particulate matter using our 8-DRUM sampler. The sampler ran for approximately two weeks, facing Freeport Blvd. The student teams will continue to work with Breathe California staff and UC Davis to analyze the collected data.
The Cleaner Air Partnership is a joint project of Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails, the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and Valley Vision to help the Sacramento Region meet clean air standards that protect health and promote economic growth.