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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.

Tax ID#: 94-1641240

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2014 Clean Air Awards Luncheon - May 28thWednesday, May 28, 2014 | 11:30am - 1:30pm | Sacramento State University Union

Celebrate the efforts of our region's 2014 Clean Air Champions at the 38th Annual Clean Air Awards Luncheon! Enjoy a delicious, sustainably-sourced lunch, network with local business and community leaders at the forefront of the clean air movement, and learn how you can help us create a future that offers clean air and healthy lungs for all through an inspiring address by keynote speaker, Stuart Cohen. The luncheon will be held at the Sacramento State University Union Ballroom on Wednesday, May 28th from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Click here for more information.

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.

YAB Earns Coveted GABY Grant

Our 2013-14 Youth Advisory Board (YAB) has been awarded a competitive grant from the Grants Advisory Board for Youth (GABY) of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. This grant award will enable the group to educate their peers on emerging tobacco products such as e-cigarettes, flavored cigarillos and hookah pens. The group will begin by conducting surveys among their peers to learn which products are most popular and determine the most common misconceptions about their use. Based on their survey research, the students will then create educational materials to be distributed around school campuses and on popular social media outlets, such as Facebook and Instagram. YAB is currently accepting applications for membership for the 2014-15 school year. Click here for more information.


Upcoming Events

May 28, 2014:
Clean Air Awards Luncheon

June 6-7, 2014: Breathe California Conference

September 2014: 2014 Emigrant Trails Bike Trek

Help Us Create A Healthier Future

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