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January 2020

PUBLIC LECTURE: Katharine Hayhoe – Science in a Fact-Free World

January 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University and lead author for the U.S. National Climate Assessments under the last three administrations, Katharine Hayhoe strives to understand and communicate what climate change means for people and the natural…

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FILM: The Nature Makers

January 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

Santa Barbara International Film Festival An invitation to the World Premiere Screenings of the new documentary feature film, The Nature Makers Written and directed by Scott Saunders The filmmakers and conservationists from the film will be on hand to discuss…

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FILM: The Nature Makers

January 18 @ 1:20 pm
Fiesta Theatre, 916 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

Santa Barbara International Film Festival An invitation to the World Premiere Screenings of the new documentary feature film, The Nature Makers Written and directed by Scott Saunders The filmmakers and conservationists from the film will be on hand to discuss…

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Community Land Use Planning for a Changing Climate: The City of Santa Barbara

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Louise Lowry Davis Center, 1232 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

WHEN & WHERE Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:30PM - 8:30PM Louise Lowry Davis Center 1232 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 PANELISTS Eric Nickel Fire Chief, City of Santa Barbara Melissa Hetrick Project Planner, City of Santa Barbara…

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Two Years After Fire and Flood: A Community Conversation About the Impacts of the Thomas Fire and January 9 Debris Flow

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Barbara, 93105 United States
© Ethan Turpin

Two years since the catastrophic incidents in Santa Barbara County, their effects continue to be felt. In addition to the terrible direct impacts of these events on our community, ash from the fire and mud relocated to beaches also affected…

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FILM: This Changes Everything

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines of climate change, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing…

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Leah Stokes: Climate Change in our Backyard: Impacts, Policy and Politics

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
UCSB Library – Pacific View Room

In conjunction with UCSB Reads 2020 UCSB Library presents a talk by Leah Stokes, Assistant Professor of Political Science, to be followed by a public reception. Whether it’s sea level rise in the Bay Area, hurricanes in New York City and the Bahamas,…

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PUBLIC LECTURE: Kenneth Rosenberg – Three Billion Birds Lost

January 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Barbara, 93105 United States

Three Billion Birds Lost: The Disappearance of North American Birds and What We Can Do About It Presented with the Santa Barbara Audubon Society and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Part of the Thematic Learning Initiative: Forces of…

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February 2020

FILM: A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Santa Barbara Public Library – Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

Spanning 50 years of grassroots and global activism, the film connects the major causes of environmentalism, from conservation to climate change, through vivid archival footage and interviews that shed light on the battle for a living planet. Presented with the…

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Fire Recovery & Community Science

February 15 - March 22

Do you want to help our wildlands and trails recover following the Thomas and Whittier Fires? Are you interested in brushing up on your local botany? Do you enjoy hiking? The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (the Garden) needs YOU to…

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Food as Medicine: The Digestion Connection

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Barbara Public Library – Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

The Digestion Connection: How Digestion Impacts States of Health and Disease Wednesday, February 19 6-8pm Santa Barbara Public Library Faulkner Gallery 40 E Anapamu Street Join nutrition advocates Vibeke Welland and Randi Miller for an educational discussion, followed by nutritious…

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Community Meeting: Community Wildfire Protection Plan

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Adams Elementary School, 2710 Las Positas Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States

The City of Santa Barbara is working on a plan to protect our community from the growing threat of wildfire. Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) The City completed a Wildland Fire Plan in 2004 aimed at mitigating wildland fire impacts.…

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FILM: Jane

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

"Watching Jane was like stepping back in time to a moment at which Homo sapiens learned something new and vital about its own family – the great apes. It was extraordinary." The Telegraph (U.K.) Drawing from over 100 hours of…

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Bill McKibben – Our Changing Climate: A Global Movement of Reform

February 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
$5 – $10

Our Changing Climate: A Global Movement of Reform “One of the nation’s most important environmental activists.” The Washington Post Of all the challenges the planet faces, none is as large as its fast-heating climate – and no one has worked…

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March 2020

How Does Climate Change Threaten the Santa Ynez Valley?

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PANELISTS: Fire Chief Mark A. Hartwig, Santa Barbara County Fire Department Fire Marshal Rob Hazard, Santa Barbara County Fire Department Jeff Newton, Coastal Care Vineyard Associates Bill Buelow, Groundwater Program Manager, Santa Ynez River Conservation District Anna Olsen, Executive Director,…

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David Wallace-Wells: Surviving the World

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
New Vic, 33 W Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
$10 – $20

Surviving the World: Making the Best of a Burdened Planet The future is being transformed by climate change, faster and more dramatically than we realized. Politics, technology, cities, business, even our sense of history, human rights and justice will all…

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Her Festival

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Rd
Goleta, CA 93117 United States

Join us on International Women’s Day to celebrate our community’s girls and women and to empower the next generation of female leaders! Highlights Include: Unique interactive booths and activities Inspiring Keynote speakers Local companies, nonprofits, and organizations Main stage hosting…

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FILM: Anthropocene

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UCSB Pollock Theater, Ocean Street
Isla Vista, CA United States

The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group, who are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century because of profound and lasting human changes to…

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Fantastic Fungi Day – Q&A, Movie Available as Digital Download

March 26
Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E Cota Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
$5 – $15

Now Everyone Can Watch the Film and Join a Special Virtual Q&A Conversation with Louie Schwartzberg, Paul Stamets, and Special Guests. In response to the Coronavirus, the filmmakers are making the film Fantastic Fungi available to rent or buy as…

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April 2020

Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival Online 2020

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SBEarthDay.org, United States

The Community Environmental Council (CEC) is hosting #TogetherWeEarthrise, an online Earth Day Festival dedicated to inspiration, community building, and climate action. The livestream event begins at noon on Wednesday, April 22 and will be available to view at SBEarthDay.org. The…

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