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Associate planner Dexter O'Connell shared his opinion with the group. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

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...

The board members showed their support and offered supplies, aid, and information about upcoming events. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

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...

Volunteers grabbed cans, glasses, and other recyclable materials out of bags like these. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

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...

The Arc Pavillion hosted the 43rd anniversary dinner and awards gala for the Butte Environmental Council. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

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...

Hundreds of volunteers line up to claim their free burger courtesy of Madison Bear Garden. Photo credit: Dan Christian

Getting trashed on a Saturday morning

Dan Christian // September 17, 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...

Local environmental and food groups combined forces to host the Earth Day Festival at Trinity Commons on Thursday. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

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...

Infographic by Ashley O'Looney.

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...

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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...

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