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350 Santa Barbara Online House Parties
February 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gather with Others (online) to Envision a Local Green New Deal
What kind of future do you want to see?
Can you imagine what a world free of fossil fuel pollution would look like?
What would it feel like to be free from the dangers of ever-increasing climate disruption?
What do we need to do locally to transform to a new economy and way of life based on clean, renewable energy?
How do we accomplish a just transition, providing fairly for displaced workers and for the most vulnerable members of our communities?
What: Online Zoom House Party – small group conversation with other local “visionaries”
When: Thursday, February 11 at 11:00 am – RSVP here
Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30 pm – RSVP here
What will happen next? The house parties are a project of the Central Coast Climate Justice Network, a coalition of environmental and justice groups from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Food and Water Watch Action, 350SB, Community Environmental Council and many other organizations are participating in the project.
The ideas and data gathered from the house party conversations will be compiled by a group of researchers at UCSB. Their report will be shared with county and city governments. The County of Santa Barbara is currently in the process of writing a Climate Action Plan and other local governments are also seeking input.
The County has just launched a new website One Climate with climate action plan updates.
On September 29, 2020 the Santa Barbara City Council adopted an ambitious and bold goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2035. The City aims to remove as much greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere as it releases. It plans to develop a visionary Climate Action Plan.