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Happy April everyone, you ever wonder how hard California works to keep our air fresh in Sacramento? Breathe California will be in to tell us about their efforts as a non-profit to keep it that way as well as talk about events that will both help their cause and the community. April is National Poetry Month and the Franklin Community Library will be on the show to promote their event, the Poetry Slam @ Franklin.

 

Breathe California of Sacramento – Emigrant Trails is dedicated to maintaining healthy air and preventing lung and other air-pollution related diseases by partnering with youth, advocating public policy, supporting air pollution research, and educating the public.

 

Founded in 1917 as the Sacramento County Tuberculosis Association, the organization that is now Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails (BREATHE) serves 28 counties in Northern California. Though our focus is local, BREATHE has a national reputation for breaking new ground and seeking original solutions to cleaning the air and improving lung health.

Today, BREATHE continues its tradition of challenging the existing status quo as we strive to clean the air, improve lung health, and eliminate tobacco from people’s lives. We’re proud to say that we spend 100% of every dollar raised in the communities we serve to develop and expand the innovative programs that are working improve our region’s health.

 

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For more info for Breathe California:

www.sacbreathe.org

 

 

Calling all poets, grades 7 through 12! Do you have an original poem that you would like to share? Read your poem and compete for one of the Target gift card prizes. There will be two divisions: 7th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade. Entries will be judged on originality, content and presentation.

 

Entry Guidelines: teens must be in grades 7-12, entry must be original work of participant, poem must be no longer than one page, all entries must be submitted in 12-point Arial font, your name, school, and grade level must appear on the top of the page, and all entries must be submitted at least 1 hour before contest begins.

 

We also invite enthusiastic audience members to cheer on the poets. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Community Library.

 

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For more info on the Franklin Community Library:

www.saclibrary.org

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