WHY PLASTIC-FREE EVENTS MATTER
Every year, CEC hosts the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival for over 30,000 participants. This is only one of the dozens of large-scale festivals held annually in our region. These type of events frequently have no solution for keeping attendees hydrated, other than selling plastic water bottles at food vendors. They also do not tend to have plans for eliminating plastic waste, such as plates, utensils, and water bottles.
WHAT CEC IS DOING
Greening Earth Day
At Earth Day, we have employed hydration solutions, such as Water Monsters, 125-gallon portable water dispensers and large water igloos. We also require food vendors to use sustainable servingware.
Greening the Green Gala
We practice what we preach. Our annual fundraising and awareness raising event, Green Gala, diverts 98% of waste each year.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Consult with Us
Planning a Santa Barbara area event that will attract lots of people? Or do you know someone who is? Contact CEC for tips about how to have a plastic-free event. Contact Kathi King.