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CEC is committed to creating a more resilient and just region in the face of climate change. Through our work with the Central Coast Climate Justice Network and elsewhere, our vision includes an end to racial injustices and their resulting environmental inequities.

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Feeding Our Soils and Feeding Ourselves

As a leader of CEC’s regenerative agriculture efforts, I spend a lot of time walking…

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Resilience as Resistance. Resiliencia como forma de Resistencia.

Resilience as Resistance: A Tool for Adaptation, Transformation, and Power At CEC, much of my…

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Some moments change your life. Algunos momentos cambian tu vida.

Some moments change your life. It was January 2011 and I was crossing the street…

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Updated Alert: SB 54 and AB 1080 fail to pass California legislature

Update (September 1, 2020): CEC and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper are sad to share that the landmark California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act (SB 54 and AB 1080) failed to pass the California legislature.
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Solarize Santa Barbara – Residential Solar and Battery Storage 101 – Webinar Transcript

Below is the full transcript from the Solarize Santa Barbara – Residential Solar and Battery…

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Solarize Santa Barbara – Residential Solar and Battery Storage 101 – Webinar Q&A

Below are questions and answers that were posed in our Solarize Santa Barbara – Residential…

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Getting Real About Plastics and Recycling – Webinar Q & A

Below are questions and answers that were posed in our Getting Real About Plastics and…

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Finding Solar Joy – and Savings – During the Pandemic

We’re spending more time at home, which means many of us are rolling up our…

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Doughnut Economics By Kate Raworth

What We’re Reading: Doughnut Economics

We regularly ask CEC’s Staff, Board, Partnership Council, and President's Council to offer their perspectives…

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Plastic: We Are What We Eat and Breathe

When I became a climate activist more than a decade ago, focusing on single use…

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EV 101 – Webinar Q&A

These questions and answers were answered live or developed after CEC’s June 2020 EV 101…

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Inside Julia’s Kitchen: Meet Julia Blanton, SBC Food Rescue Program Coordinator

Recently on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, a podcast of The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and…

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Embajador de la Comunidad: Being a CEC Ambassador To and For the Community

Embajador de la Comunidad: Being a CEC Ambassador To and For the Community Recently, I…

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Take Action on Local Transportation Reform in your Community / Toma acción sobre la reforma del sistema de transportación en tu comunidad

Take Action on Local Transportation System Reform in your Community Connected/Conectados 2050 encourages residents to…

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