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After School Program Teaches Air Quality
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Right to Breathe Documentary Released

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Friday, November 4, 2011

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Friday, November 4, 2011


Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM


Location: West Sacramento  

Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento  


Topic: Learn about how trees can help our air quality, and which ones are less emissive!



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www.cleanerairpartnership.orgSeptember, 2011
After School Program Empowers Children to Clean the Air

O24u begins second year of air quality education


Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails (BCSET) has successfully completed its first year of the new O24u program. O24u is an after-school program developed for children ages 8-14 years old. It educates students about the environment and its impacts on lung health. The program encourages participants to demonstrate responsible actions, through fun hands-on activities that empower O24U Classchildren to make change for clean air in their homes and communities.


During the 2010- 2011 school year BCSET implemented the O24u program in three elementary schools in Yolo and Solano counties, including Dixon, Davis and Woodland. Students learned the importance of mitigating air pollution by learning about the environment and practicing daily behavior changes, such as recycling, and taking public transit. A total of 14 site facilitators were trained to implement the program, and an estimated 500 students, and 1000 parents and community members were reached.  


Breathe California of Sacramento -Emigrant Trails has secured funding from the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District and the Mr. and Mrs. G. Kirk Swingle Foundation to place the program in additional schools in Yolo and Solano Counties, this year. Program curriculum, onsite training and supplies will be provided. BCSET is currently in the process of securing sites for the 2011-2012 school year and welcomes Elementary school programs in Yolo and Solano counties. If you know of a school or afterschool program interested in participating in this project, please contact Argelia Leon at [email protected].


It's Harvest Time!

Help us "harvest" the harder to reach air quality improvements we need


Many efforts in the Sacramento region have contributed to a 41% reduction in ozone forming pollutants over the past 20 years. The Cleaner Air Partnership (CAP) has been actively engaged with efforts to capture all the "low hanging fruit" which have improved our local air quality.  With those fruits picked, it is now time to go after the fruit a little higher up the tree!


Join the next Cleaner Air Partnership Technical Advisory Committee (CAPTAC) meeting to brainstorm and identify focus areas for CAP in the coming year in our federal and state advocacy efforts and luncheon education opportunities. While solutions to clean the air can be complex, by working together we can accomplish a win-win-win for the environment, public health and the business community.



Meeting information:

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Time: 8 to 9:30 AM

Location: Valley Vision, 2320 Broadway, Sacramento

RSVP: Tara Thronson


South Coast Air District releases "Right to Breathe" Documentary

New film shows impact of poor air quality  

"The Right to Breathe" is the South Coast Air Quality Management District's (AQMD) first signature documentary film on air quality viewed from a personal and human perspective. This film highlights how air quality differs from region to region, and how serious the air quality problem has become for kids, seniors, and the rest of us.
Right to Breathe
This brief yet powerful documentary not only educates its viewers on the dangers of air pollution, it motivates them to take action and change what they can to make their home a healthier place to live.  


Click here to view a link of the trailer.  A limited number of free copies of the DVD will be available this fall.   Contact Sam Atwood at the South Coast Air Quality Management District at 909-396-3456 or [email protected] for more information.
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.