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Recent Press Releases
Refugio Oil Spill Inspires Action Toward a Post-oil Era. May 21, 2015.
The Community Environmental Council (CEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Santa Barbara, California.
CEC’s mission is to identify, advocate and raise awareness about the most pressing environmental issues that affect the Santa Barbara region. We currently focus all of our energy on building a community-based movement that weans the region off of fossil fuels in one generation — Fossil Free by ’33.
Some of our areas of expertise include:
- alternative transportation (including bicycling and walking)
- energy conservation and efficiency
- environmental planning
- fossil fuels
- fuel efficient vehicles
- green building
- ocean energy (including tidal and wave)
- peak oil
- regional and statewide legislation
- solar energy
- traffic reduction
- urban planning
- wind energy
CEC in the News
High Rates, Toxic Water (If You’re Lucky): Organizing for Equity in California’s Central Valley – An Interview With Susana DeAnda. Carpe Diem West. September 19, 2015.
Compostable food trays win Santa Maria-Bonita School District environmental stewardship award. Santa Maria Sun. September 16, 2015.
Electric Vehicle Show to Come to Camino Real Marketplace. Noozhawk. September 16, 2015.
Electric Vehicle Show to Come to Camino Real Marketplace. Plug In Europe. September 16, 2015.
Diary of a Teenage Dog. Santa Barbara Independent. September 10, 2015.
City asked to take part in energy study. Moorpark Acorn. September 4, 2015.
Two Woman Nonprofit Leaders Join County’s Commission for Women. Noozhawk. September 2, 2015.
Selecting the best LED lightbulbs for your home. Allen Construction. September 2, 2015.
Goleta Backs But Won’t Fund Community Choice Energy Study. Noozhawk. September 1, 2015.
Williams and AT&T Spearhead New Program. asmdc.org. September 1, 2015.
County Commission for Women Welcomes Two Appointments. Santa Barbara Independent. August 31, 2015.
20 nonprofits selected for Fast Pitch SB training program. Pacific Coast Business Times. August 28, 2015.
Eye on the Environment: Free home resources Ventura County Reporter. August 27, 2015.
Community Environmental Council Welcomes 2015 Partnership Council Members. Santa Barbara Independent. August 26, 2015.
Solarize Ventura Program Extended Ventura County Reporter. July 30, 2015.
Santa Barbara Lowering Fees for Solar Energy Permits, Expediting Approval Process Noozhawk. July 30, 2015.
Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors OKs Plastic Bag Ban Noozhawk. July 22, 2015
Jack Johnson to Award Santa Barbara Bowl for Sustainable Practices Noozhawk. July 22, 2015
Transition: Sigrid Wright Taking Leadership of Community Environmental Council Santa Barbara Independent. July 16, 2015.
Electric Vehicles Moving in Green Fast Lane Ventura County Star. July 5, 2015.
It’s Time to Choose Santa Barbara News Press. June 28, 2015.
Lasting impression: As southern Santa Barbara County beaches get cleaner, what can we make of the Refugio spill? Santa Maria Sun. June 18, 2015.
California Is Getting Serious About Distributed Generation Prometheus Institute. June 17, 2015.
Breaking Up With Oil Noozhawk. June 15, 2015.
Cox and The Trust For Public Land Announce Jordan benShea as California’s 2015 Cox Conserves Hero. PR Newswire. June 8, 2015.
Hundreds ‘Stand in the Sand’ to Protest Refugio Oil Spill: They Called for More Renewable Energy Sources to Save Environment Santa Barbara Independent. June 2, 2015
Cry grows to stop new oil production in Santa Barbara County. Pacific Coast Business Times. May 29, 2015.
Central Coast Bioneers to Host Talk, Book Signing with Author and CEC Founder Paul Relis. Noozhawk. May 26, 2015.
Santa Barbara Oil Spill: Authorities, environmentalists step up response. CNN. May 22, 2015.
Echoes of 1969 in the Santa Barbara oil spill. KCRW. May 20, 2015.
Finalists Named for California’s Cox Conserves Heroes Program, Public Asked to Vote for Winner. PR Newswire. May 18, 2015.