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Forum explores relationship of local housing, climate change

Forum explores relationship of local housing, climate change

Kimberly Morales

November 7, 2019

On Wednesday, Butte Environmental Council hosted a listening session designed to educate the community about the role housing plays in climate change, while allowing discussion to examine the possible solutions.With the Chico Green New Deal freshly introduced a week earlier, the city began planning ...

The Painting of Butte Environmental Council’s New Interactive Mural

The Painting of Butte Environmental Council’s New Interactive Mural

Carolyn Allen and Melissa Herrera

October 13, 2019

A non-profit organization called the Butte Environmental Council had an interactive mural painting on Saturday at their Chico office. The event featured live music, food from Gnarly Deli and Kombucha of the Chico Natural Foods Cooperative. The mural was done by Chico-based illustrator and muralist Wyatt Her...

Taking out the trash at Bidwell Park

Taking out the trash at Bidwell Park

Ricardo Tovar

September 22, 2019

A dump-truck full of trash and several bins full of recyclable items were picked up and sorted Saturday at Hooker Oak Park. The park was a meeting ground for the community of Chico. A wide range of volunteers including students and families all freed their days to make sure Bidwell stayed clean. The 32nd ...

Environmental organization celebrates 43 years in community

Environmental organization celebrates 43 years in community

Natalie Hanson

October 22, 2018

The Butte Environmental Council's 43rd Anniversary Gala was held in the ARC Pavillion Saturday. Within a hour of the event starting, the room was filled and the sounds of soulful alternative folk, thanks to the band Sunday Iris, welcomed members to their tables. The Butte Environmental Council (B...

Getting trashed on a Saturday morning

Getting trashed on a Saturday morning

Dan Christian

September 16, 2018

Bidwell Park is looking better than ever thanks to a record number of community members who gathered at the One Mile Pool, donating their Saturday morning to cleaning up the park. Organizers estimated over 500 individuals volunteered to scour the park and pick up trash for the 31st Annual Bidwell...

Chico continues Earth Month celebrations with Earth Day Festival

Chico continues Earth Month celebrations with Earth Day Festival

Josiah Nicholl

April 19, 2018

In honor of Earth Day, food and environmental groups including the Butte Environmental Council, Chico Natural Foods and AS Sustainability collaborated to host the Earth Day Festival. The event took place at the Trinity Commons area on Thursday from 10.a.m until 2 p.m. It featured music and a variety...

Council works to restrict fracking

Council works to restrict fracking

Yessenia Funes

February 5, 2014

Community-led organizations throughout Butte County are building an alliance to protect groundwater from hydraulic fracturing commonly known as fracking. The Butte Environmental Council, a nonprofit that focuses on education and advocacy, will meet with the Butte County Water Commission Wednesday to...

Chico, pick up your trash

Chico, pick up your trash

Nick Sestanovich

September 24, 2013

The Butte Environmental Council was one of many groups participating in California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, which aims to pick up litter across the state's coasts. The BEC focused its efforts on Big Chico Creek and Bidwell Park, with volunteers turning out in droves despite the heavy rain. Accordin...

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