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  • Community Environmental Council Webinar: Get Charged: Everything You Need to Drive Electric
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    Community Environmental Council Webinar: Get Charged: Everything You Need to Drive Electric

    As high gas prices make electric vehicles (EVs) more appealing, California is accelerating the green energy transition. But a broad and equitable transition to zero emissions transportation is only possible if all drivers have access to EVs and support to make the switch from gas-powered cars.

  • Community Environmental Council Applauds CA Legislature for Climate Bills

    The Community Environmental Council is highlighting the range of impressive climate bills state legislature passed Wednesday night.

  • UC Climate Stewards Certification Course
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    UC Climate Stewards Certification Course

    This program is designed for anyone looking to play an active role in creating and implementing climate solutions in their homes, workplaces, and communities. Graduates of the CEC's UC Climate Stewards certification program are equipped to play an active role in the statewide effort to advance rapid and equitable solutions to the climate crisis in their community – and make a positive impact throughout the Central Coast. Participants meet weekly on Zoom for nine weeks with some weekend in-person field trips.

  • CEC Climate Action Webinar Series: Plastic Pollution Solutions
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    CEC Climate Action Webinar Series: Plastic Pollution Solutions

    Only five percent of our nation’s plastic waste was recycled in 2021, according to the Department of Energy. This dismal statistic underscores the growing failure of recycling to keep up with the growing volume of plastic trash.

    The Plastic Free July movement is an annual reminder that individuals can play an important role in the solution to plastic pollution. Since the movement’s inception in 2010, over 100 million people in 190 countries have pledged to refuse single-use plastics in July (and beyond).

  • Community Partnership Rescues Excess Food to Feed Santa Barbara County Residents

    Veggie Rescue and Santa Ynez Valley (SYV) Community Kitchen at St. Mark’s coordinate efforts to turn excess produce into meals for food-insecure residents.

  • Santa Barbara Earth Day Honors Kenny Loggins and CEC’s UC Climate Stewards Graduates with 2022 Environmental Hero Award

    Community Environmental Council proudly announces the recipients of its 2022 Santa Barbara Earth Day Environmental Hero Award.

  • CEC Receives Grant to Address Air Quality in North County

    CEC is the recipient of a $300,000 grant to monitor and share findings on air pollution, wildfire smoke, and pesticide exposure at the neighborhood level throughout Guadalupe and the Santa Maria Valley. 

  • CEC's Santa Barbara Earth Day Celebration
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    CEC's Santa Barbara Earth Day Celebration

     

    [Enter to win Edhat's FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY for the Earth Day Concert. Email info@edhat.com to enter]

    The FREE daytime event will take place in and around downtown Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. A separate ticketed evening concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. Learn more and register at: https://sbearthday.org.

  • CEC Announces Earth Day 2022 at the Arlington Theatre on April 23

    Held at Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre, CEC’s Earth Day Features Annual Climate Leadership Summit, Green Car Show, 2nd Annual Earth Day Mural, Environmental Hero Award, Evening Concert Headlined by locals Jackson Gillies and No Simple Highway

  • CEC Climate Action Webinar Series: Wind at Our Backs - Are the Feds Going Big On Climate Action?
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    CEC Climate Action Webinar Series: Wind at Our Backs - Are the Feds Going Big On Climate Action?

    Over the last decade, Central Coast local governments and the state of California generally have made solid progress on climate action, while the Federal government has been at an impasse.

  • CEC Climate Action Webinar Series: UC Climate Stewards – Building Local Climate Leadership
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    CEC Climate Action Webinar Series: UC Climate Stewards – Building Local Climate Leadership

    Join us for a powerful showcase of community-led action. Recent alumni of CEC’s new UC Climate Stewards course share their experience, the community action projects they designed, and how they are putting new-found climate knowledge to work within Central Coast communities.

  • It's National Drive Electric Week

    Community Environmental Council and Electric Drive 805 Coalition Partners Invite Public to Learn About Benefits of Driving Electric

  • Two Hydration Stations Added to Santa Barbara Parks

    The Community Environmental Council is proud to announce the addition of two bottle-filling hydration stations in Alameda and Shoreline parks.

  • CEC Clears Up Misinformation about Community Choice Energy

    The Community Environmental Council aims to clear up misinformation spreading about Community Choice Energy coming to Santa Barbara County next month.

  • Climate and Culture: Using Art to Inspire Activism and Change
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    Climate and Culture: Using Art to Inspire Activism and Change

    CEC Climate Action Webinar Series:

    Climate and Culture

    Using Art to Inspire Activism & Change

    What role do the arts play in communicating climate science?

  • Community Environmental Council Welcomes New Members and Officers to the Board of Directors
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    Community Environmental Council Welcomes New Members and Officers to the Board of Directors

    The Community Environmental Council (CEC) is pleased to announce a high caliber cohort of new members and officers to its Board of Directors.
  • Earth Day Organizers to Honor Greenpeace USA’s Annie Leonard as 2021 Environmental Hero

    The Community Environmental Council proudly announces Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, as the recipient of its 2021 Environmental Hero Award.

  • Earth Day Mural Call For Entries

    Santa Barbara County artists are invited to submit concepts for the Earth Day Mural.

  • Virtual Earth Day Festival Planned for April 22-24

    The Community Environmental Council is hosting #CelebrateClimateLeadership, a virtual Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival dedicated to inspiration, community building, and climate action

  • Virtual Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival
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    Virtual Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

    Join us for three days of conversations with climate leaders, musical performances, art contests, exhibitors, inspirational speakers, community building, and opportunities for individuals to learn how they can lean into climate action at this urgent moment.

    Streaming live at SBEarthDay.org, each day will celebrate a key area where climate leaders are stepping up to do the critical work needed to combat the climate crisis:

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