Don't Let Big Oil Escape California's Climate Law
Big oil is mounting an attack on California's landmark climate pollution reduction rules, and we need your help to fight back!
The oil industry is trying to weaken and delay implementation of California's Global Warming Solutions Act, AB 32. Their powerful lobbyists have recruited an assemblymember to author AB 69, which would allow oil companies to escape from complying with pollution reductions.
Since 2006, AB 32 has improved public health by reducing greenhouse gas emissions that force extreme heat events that increase pollution-triggered asthma and breathing difficulty.
Electric Vehicle Rally and World Record Attempt
The Green Team of Silicon Valley (a consortium of Breathe California, Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition, and Electronic Transportation Development Center) is hosting an Electric Vehicle Hospitality & Education Center at the EV Rally at De Anza College in Cupertino on Saturday, September 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Hospitality & Education Center will have a re-powered electric school bus and a re-powered electric F-150 on display as well as booths with companies involved with electric vehicles.
Camp Superstuff 2014 Thanks
Breathe California's 40th Annual Camp Superstuff 2014, a summer asthma camp for kids, had an exciting and successful week this July. Camp Superstuff fosters a friendly and fun environment for asthmatic kids to learn about the disease and its symptoms, as well as how to recognize triggers and use their medication. This year's camp was packed with fun and educational events, including a trip to the Tech Museum in downtown San Jose, ice skating, swimming and a variety of camp games and bonding activities.
Back to school with asthma
Back to school means buying backpacks, lunchboxes, notebooks, pencils and other school supplies. But if you have a child with asthma or food allergies, it also means preparing your child, his or her teachers and school officials to deal possible complications. There are a number of things you can do the help lessen the possibility of an asthma attack or allergic reaction, and to help prepare in case they do occur. Click below to learn more.
Fall Ash Kickers class starts September 16
Ash Kickers is a six-session smoking cessation program based on the trans-theoretical model of behavior modification. The program helps smokers travel through the various stages of quitting, which include thinking about quitting, preparing to quit, finally quitting, and preventing relapse. The program also incorporates tobacco education, group support and tools for maintenance as part of a comprehensive effort to help smokers kick the habit.