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 Assistant Director Sigrid Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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
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.