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How the Pandemic Could be a Crossroads for the Climate

The pandemic could be a crossroads for the climate if we act together now. We’ve learned a few key things from the climate movement that can be helpful here. And vice versa; what we’re learning from this extremely challenging public health crisis could make this a watershed moment for climate change and an enormous opportunity for transformation.
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How You Can Take Action Toward Climate Resilience

Climate resilience is community resilience – a whole community approach that ensures everyone’s wellbeing is considered. It requires deep thinking, surfacing of issues such as inequity and inclusion, and long-term planning so we don’t continue to operate the same old ways in a world that has changed.
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Update: 2019 Community Choice Success #sbcenergychoice

Updated Alert: On July 16, 2019, the County of Santa Barbara voted 4-1 to move forward with joining Monterey Bay Community Power, and the City of Goleta directed staff to move forward in August. CEC's advocacy continues with an upcoming CCE vote in August at the City of Carpinteria, and with efforts in Santa Barbara City to develop a city-only Community Choice Energy program.
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Updated Alert: Stop Risky Oil Development in Santa Barbara County

Updated Alert: The County of Santa Barbara Planning Commission decided on March 27 that they need more information on the controversial ERG cyclic steaming oil project, continuing the item until May 29th. They directed staff to conduct research on many of the points CEC brought up, specifically around the carbon intensity of the proposed oil production and what a greenhouse gas offset plan would look like.

Original Alert: Oppose risky oil development in Santa Barbara County by signing a petition or speaking at the Santa Barbara County Planning Commision meeting on March 13.

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