SV Gives returns on May 5
On May 5, 2015 Breathe California will once again participate in Silicon Valley Gives, a day of giving to benefit every nonprofit organization in our region. Sponsored by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Microsoft, The Skoll Foundation, and dozens of other major corporations, the 24-hour event provides an online giving portal and offers matching gifts and prizes to participating agencies.
In 2014, Breathe California supporters donated $3410 during the 24 hour period, most of which was matched. We are optimistic that with your help, we can do even better in this year's campaign. Our SV Gives donation page can be found at http://svgives.razoo.com/story/Lungsrus.
Margo retires, Rexford Nickerson named new Executive Director
On Sunday, March 1, 2015 there was a nice send-off for Margo Sidener, who has retired after 33 years, including the past 28 at the helm of our agency. The celebration at the Flames restaurant in downtown San Jose included visits by San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Councilman Ash Kalra and proclamations by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and the California State Senate.
25th annual Clean Air Awards May 21
On May 21, Breathe California will once again host its Clean Air Awards and Luncheon. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the event brings together clean air advocates from around the Bay Area to recognize and celebrate those who are leading trhe fight to improve air quality.
NBC Awards $25,000 for Electric School Bus Project
We are proud to announce that Breathe California has been awarded a grant of $25,000 from NBC Bay Area for our initiative "Zero Emissions Squared: Electric School Buses." This program combats air pollution in schools and surrounding neighborhoods by converting diesel-powered school buses to electric school buses fueled by renewable solar energy.
Home indoor air quality assessments -- free!
Breathe California offers free step-by-step, in-home assessments that can help detect indoor air pollutants. The assessments are confidential and provide residents and homeowners with simple recommendations aimed at promoting a cleaner home environment. For more information please click here. Call us today to schedule a home assessment appointment.