Community Environmental Council Releases Critical Report on Impact of Climate Action

The Community Environmental Council (CEC) has released its 2023 Impact Report, which shares key highlights that have catalyzed significant environmental advancements on California’s Central Coast this past year. The report is accessible at

During another year of significant growth, CEC continued to sharpen its focus and deepen its capacity to respond regionally to the global climate crisis. The 2023 Impact Report highlights the organization’s proven reputation for building collective power to test, incubate, and scale community-led solutions to complex problems. 

“For more than five decades, the Community Environmental Council has focused on building networks of diverse, engaged activists who champion rigorous climate action,” said CEO Sigrid Wright. “This impact report provides a brief snapshot of how we are stepping up our investment in collective power to meet the urgency of the climate crisis and garner significant, lasting change to reverse its impacts.“

This report shares key achievements in areas such as climate policy, climate justice, climate resilience, climate-smart agriculture and more, that have contributed significantly to the environmental resilience of the region. Highlights include:

  • Opening the California Central Coast’s first Environmental Hub, activating a collaborative epicenter for community activism, education, entrepreneurship, media, and art.
  • Engaging 55,000 community members to build a groundswell of grassroots climate action that ripples out far beyond our region.
  • Helping nearly 1,000 low-to moderate-income residents, businesses, and non-profit organizations access incentives for electric vehicles and chargers, solar power, energy efficiency, and renewable energy through CEC’s Electrify Your Life concierge service. 

CEC advances rapid and equitable solutions to the climate crisis – including ambitious zero carbon goals, drawdown of excess carbon, and protection against the impacts of climate change. CEC was recognized as a 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year and a City of Santa Barbara Climate Hero, and is led by CEO Sigrid Wright who was recently named 2022 Congressional Woman of the Year.

CEC has worked since 1970 to incubate and innovate real life environmental solutions that directly affect the California Central Coast. Our programs lead to clean vehicles, solar energy, resilient food systems and reduction of single-use plastic. Learn more about the work of CEC and why it receives high ratings from both Charity Navigator and Guidestar at

Find CEC on the web at and on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


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The Community Environmental Council (CEC) builds on-the-ground momentum to reverse the threat of the climate crisis. Learn more at

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