The Cleaner Air News
The newsletter of the Cleaner Air Partnership
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 region meet clean air standards in order to protect public health and promote economic growth.
Feature Stories
Regional health priorities highlighted at CAP quarterly luncheon

The intersection of air quality and community health was explored at the Cleaner Air Partnership quarterly meeting on September 23, 2016. Ashley Brand, Director of Community Health and Outreach with Dignity Health, provided an overview of the requirements of nonprofit hospitals for community benefit programs and Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA).  Valley Vision's Giovanna Forno and Alan Lange shared highlights of regional priority health needs based on an analysis of aggregate CHNA data, and discussed health needs that intersect with air quality. Teri Duarte, an air quality planner for the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, shared her perspective on how the built environment can be designed to improve health outcomes
Design 4 Active Sacramento recognized for excellence

Design 4 Active Sacramento (D4AS) was recently recognized for Excellence in Active Design by the NYC Center for Active Design. D4AS is a cross-sector coalition, including Sacramento County and WALKSacramento, working to embed health into policies for land use, transportation, and community design to improve health outcomes and climate resilience.

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Governor Brown delivers remarks at press conference in Fresno.
Communities most impacted by poor air quality prioritized for cap-and-trade funds

Governor Brown approved legislation that directs $900 million in cap-and-trade funds to greenhouse gas reducing programs that benefit disadvantaged communities, support clean transportation and protect natural ecosystems. The governor also signed bills that prioritize spending in communities disproportionately impacted by dirty air and carbon pollution.

CoolCalifornia awards open for business 

The CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards program recognizes innovative small businesses demonstrating leadership in integrating sustainability in their operations and promoting climate friendly practices. Since 2009, the CoolCalifornia program has recognized numerous small businesses throughout the state. Nominations are being accepted through November 7, 2016. Nominate your favorite CoolCalifornia business today!

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Save the Date: Upcoming Events
10th Anniversary of AB 32 - Live Webcast
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 12:30 to 1:30 PM
Tune into to watch a live webcast of the California Museum and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute's celebration to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32)

Metro Chamber Perspectives on Leadership
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Celebrating leaders who are breaking down barriers and Redefining the Rules

Friday, October 8, 2016 - 6:30 - 10:00 PM
Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates celebrates 25 years of advocating for the benefits of bicycling

Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative
Quarterly Meeting 
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Learn about urban heat research and the direct impacts of heat on communities in our region

Overcoming Financial and Institutional Barriers to Implementing Local Government Adaptation Strategies
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Capital Region Workshop

New Partners for Smart Growth
February 2-4, 2017 in St. Louis, MO 
Explore smart growth principles to help build safer, healthier, more economically viable, transit-oriented and pedestrian-friendly communities across the nation.

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