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Our Mission

Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails is dedicated to maintaining healthy air and preventing lung and other air-pollution related diseases.


Who We Are

Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails has been a champion in fighting for clean air, healthy lungs and a tobacco-free future in the Sacramento region since 1917 by partnering with youth, advocating public policy, supporting air pollution research and educating the public.

We serve 28 counties in Northern California. While our focus remains on local issues within the Sacramento region, we are nationally recognized for breaking new ground and seeking original solutions to cleaning the air and improving lung health.

Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails is a recognized 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.

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Designing Healthy Communities with Dr. Richard Jackson

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | 11:30am - 1:00pm | Cal/EPA Headquarters Building

Join us on Tuesday, August 26th for a FREE educational forum on Designing Healthy Communities: Creating a Sustainable and Liveable Sacramento Region with Dr. Richard Jackson, chair of UCLA School of Public Health's Environmental Health Sciences Program. Refreshments will be provided from 11:30am - 12pm, followed by discussion and Q&A with Dr. Jackson, where he will share the latest issues and trends with regard to the connections between urban design, the built environment, air quality and public health, and how these issues pertain to Sacramento. There is no cost to attend.

Dr. Jackson is a leading voice for better urban design for the sake of good health. Over his career as a pediatrician, he's done extensive work on the environment's impact on health, particularly relating to children. He has also served in leadership roles as a California State Health Officer, and at the CDC's National Center for Environmental Health. In 2012, he was host-narrator of the 4-hour PBS series, Designing Healthy Communities, and co-author of the companion book of the same name.Click here to view the event flyer.

Register for the 2014 Emigrant Trails Bike Trek

September 5 - 7, 2014 | Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe

Mark your calendars for September 5-7, 2014 and don’t miss your chance to join us for three days of cycling, camping and FUN. The Emigrant Trails Bike Trek – or ETBT – is a three day cycling event that raises funds to support clean air, healthy lungs and a tobacco-free tomorrow. The 2014 ETBT will stage out of Camp Richardson on the south shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Participants will enjoy three days of cycling, two nights of camping, meals, entertainment and more! Click here for more information.

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Upcoming Events

August 26, 2014: Designing Healthy Communities

September 2014: 2014 Emigrant Trails Bike Trek

February 21, 2015: Hackademy Awards

May 2015:
2015 Clean Air Awards Luncheon

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