One of the best ways for members of the press to stay current on events and announcements is to sign-up for CEC’s action alerts. In addition, CEC Staff and Board are available to provide expert background and commentary on a wide range of issues. For help identifying the right expert, contact CEO/Executive Director Sigrid Wright at

If you are looking for information specific to CEC’s Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival, please visit the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival Press Page.

For articles published before 2016, visit our Archived Press page.

Recent Press Releases

Earth Day Organizers Announce Author & Entrepreneur Paul Hawken as 2017 Environmental Hero Award Recipient. March 28, 2017.

Community Environmental Council Announces New President’s Council. February 27, 2017.

Announcing Santa Barbara Earth Day 2017. February 20, 2017.

Free Community Forum on Hydrogen Cars: Presented by Community Environmental Council and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District. February 15, 2017.

Community Environmental Council Welcomes Charles A. Newman to Board of Directors; Christine DeVries to Partnership Council. February 6, 2017.

Community Environmental Council’s SB Earth Day Festival Wins Sustainability Award; 2017 Event Announced. January 30, 2017.

CEC Earns Highest Ratings Possible from Two Independent Charity Raters. January 5, 2017.


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CEC’s mission is to pioneer real life solutions in areas with the most impact on climate change. Our programs provide pathways to clean vehicles, solar energy, resilient food systems, and reduction of single-use plastic.

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CEC in the News

Support the electric vehicle revolutionVentura County Star. April 22, 2017.

Santa Barbara Earth Day Weekend: It’s BigNBC. April 20, 2017.

Smart Thermostat Raffle a Hot Item at Earth Day Fest.  Noozhawk. April 19, 2017.

County Program Offers Green Advice for Spring. Noozhawk. April 14, 2017.

Earth Day goes from Central Coast to global. Lompoc Record. April 6, 2017.

Earth Day goes from Central Coast to global. Santa Maria Times. April 6, 2017.

Hal Conklin Enters Mayor’s Race. Independent. March 30, 2017.

Community Environmental Council Announces New President’s Council. SB Seasons. March 29, 2017.

Former Santa Barbara Mayor, Councilman Hal Conklin Announces Bid for City’s Top Post Support Noozhawk Today. Noozhawk. March 27, 2017.

April Datebook and Cultural Events. SB Seasons. March 25, 2017.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars | Advantages vs. Disadvantages. SOS California. March 23, 2017.

Meet the New Crop of Santa Barbara Resisters. Independent. March 23, 2017.

Dennis Thompson Named AIA Fellow. SB Seasons. March 18, 2017.

Spring Happenings 2017. Independent. March 16, 2017.

Women’s Political Committee Holds President’s Circle Luncheon. Independent. March 16, 2017.

Jon Clark, Janet Garufis Honored as Santa Barbara Foundation’s Man and Woman of Year. Noozhawk. March 14, 2017.

Man and Woman of the Year Honored at Luncheon. Independent. March 14, 2017.

Women Speak Out. Independent. March 10, 2017.

Oil Protest at UCSB. Independent. March 2, 2017.

Students Meet Under Storke Tower to Rally Against ‘Dirty Oil’. Daily Nexus. March 2, 2017.

Naomi Klein to Speak at Women & Enviroment Confab. Noozhawk. March 1, 2017.

Pacific Standard Magazine & Miller-McCune Center Present: Women & the Environment Conference Featuring Naomi Klein. Noozhawk. February 28, 2017.

For Man & Woman of the Year Honorees Jon Clark and Janet Garufis, Commitment to Change Runs Deep. Noozhawk. February 26, 2017.

Santa Barbara Foundation 74th Man & Woman Of The Year Award Recipients – Jon Clark And Janet Garufis. Santa Barbara Seasons. February 25, 2017.

OUT and ABOUT: Newman joins CEC board. Biotechnology News Today. February 19, 2017.

SB Foundation’s Man & Woman of the Year Announced
. Edhat. February 19, 2017.

Free Community Forum on Hydrogen Cars. Voice. February 17, 2017.

Jon Clark, Janet Garufis Named Man & Woman of Year by Santa Barbara Foundation. Noozhawk. February 16, 2017.

City bemoans lack of board participation, extends application deadline. Coastal View. February 16, 2017.

Charles Newman, Christine DeVries Join CEC Boards. Noozhawk. February 13, 2017.

Environmental Council’s Earth Day Fest Wins Sustainability Award. Noozhawk. January 30, 2017.

Carbajal to Introduce No-Drill Oil Bill. Independent. January 29, 2017.

Freshman Rep. Salud Carbajal Uses First Bill on Bid to Ban Future Offshore Oil Drilling. Noozhawk. January 28, 2017.

Salud Carbajal pushes ban on offshore oil drilling. San Luis Obispo Tribune. January 27, 2017.

Keep Santa Barbara Great Again! A Practical Guide to Protecting the Things We Hold Dear. Independent. January 19, 2017.

Santa Barbara School Board Gets New Look with 4 New Faces Among Trustees. Noozhawk. January 15, 2017

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