Gilroy mayor Don Gage and Gilroy USD Superintendent Dr. Deborah Flores unveil fully electric school bus
On May 27, Breathe California launched the first-of-its-kind electric school bus converted from diesel with a press conference and ribbon cutting at the Gilroy Unified School District bus yard.Thanks to a generous grant from The Health Trust, Breathe California has been working on the Zero Emissions Squared project with the Gilroy Unified School District and ADOMANI to turn an existing 50-passenger diesel-powered school bus into a fully electric solar-charged vehicle.
Local governments begin crackdown on e-cigarettes
Since the e-cigarette industry began booming in 2010, government policies have struggled to keep up. The battery powered devices, commonly called “vapes,” vaporize nicotine and a host of other harmful substances, including diethylene glycol (commonly used in antifreeze and brake fluids), propylene glycol, and ethanol, into an aerosol mist. Few thorough studies have been completed and few regulations have been enacted, while more people continue to pick up e-cigarettes, including our youth.
Camp Superstuff returns July 28 -- August 1
Once again, Breathe California will host its annual week-long asthma day camp for youth, Camp Superstuff. Designed for children 6-12 , the camp blends asthma education with traditional summer camp activities to create both a fun and informative environment. Thanks to Mayfair Community Center for once again hosting.
Limiting youth access to tobacco in southern Santa Clara County
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department recently released its latest report card on tobacco control in the county. At a press conference in Morgan Hill on June 26, county officials shared the grades and recognized cities within the county that have made strides in reducing youth access to tobacco.
Bike 4 Breath ride Saturday, July 12, Coyote Point Park
On Saturday, July 12, nearly 400 cyclists joined us at Coyote Point Park in San Mateo for the 23rd annual Bike 4 Breath. This was a fun, family-friendly cycling event, and with three different marked routes there was something for everyone. Thanks to all our riders, donors and volunteers.
If you were a rider, it's not too late to collect pledges and reach your fundraising goal. Fundraising remains open through July 31. There are some nice incentive prizes, so encourage your family and friends to visit your personal fundraising site and donate by 7/31!