Electric Vehicle Open House
On Friday, May 22 the Green Team held an open house for their Electric Vehicle Center at the Automotive Technology Department at De Anza College. The event featured presentations on electric vehicle training for mechanics; repowering of school buses to electric; battery technology; benefits of solar fueling; and why the partnership between Breathe California, Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition, and ETDC - the organizations that make up the Green Team - is so valuable.
New clinical trial at Stanford for emphysema patients
A clinical trial for patients suffering from severe emphysema, a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), recently commenced at Stanford University Medical Center to study a new, minimally-invasive treatment that may help them breathe easier without surgery.
Find out if this study may be right for you by clicking here.
Stanford is the only center in Silicon Valley participating in this clinical trial.
Tobacco control bills re-emerge in healthcare special session
After a July session that saw many of Breathe California's tobacco-related priority bills fail at the hands of the Assembly Government Organization Committee, there is renewed hope for legislation that will push back on recent gains made by big tobacco. At the beginning of July, Governor Brown declared a "Special Session" to look at healthcare-related issues,
Breathe California TV show, Thursday nights on Comcast Channel 15
Did you know that Breathe California has its own TV show? Hosted by environmental attorney and long-time BC volunteer Terry Trumbull, the show examines various topics surrounding lung disease, air quality, alternative fuels and public policy decisions that affect lung health.
The show airs every Thursday night at 8:30. Past shows can also be viewed on our YouTube channel. Click the link below for more Breathe California TV.
County PICH grant funds worksite wellness programs
With funding from a grant by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, Breathe California is participating in the “Partnership to Improve Community Health” program. The PICH program encourages and assists local schools, companies, places of worship and community-based organizations to ignite or revive their employee wellness initiatives.