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July 2020

CEC Webinar Series – Getting Real About Plastic and Recycling

July 29, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom

Labeling a product “recyclable” does not guarantee that it will be recycled. This is particularly true with plastic, which has many different forms – some more easily recycled than others. Of the estimated 35 million tons of plastic waste the…

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August 2020

CEC Webinar Series: Solarize Santa Barbara – Residential Solar and Battery Energy Storage 101

August 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Many of us are spending more time at home during the coronavirus pandemic, so it’s no surprise that home improvement projects are booming. If you’ve considered adding home solar or battery systems in the past, now may be the perfect…

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From Anxiety to Action: How to Stay Sane While Fighting Climate Change

August 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar

The latest news around climate change has millions of people experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety. With higher and more frequent doses of alarming information coming our way, many of us are at risk of falling into a passive pit of…

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Eco-Film Night: “2040” local premier at West Wind Drive-In

August 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
West Wind Drive In, 907 S Kellogg Ave #3833
Goleta, ca 93117

Eco-Film Night: 2040 Local Premier at West Wind Drive-In – Monday, August 10 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. PDT Please join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, CEC and other local environmental nonprofits for a local premier of 2040. Structured as a visual letter…

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September 2020

Cycle September

September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020

Santa Barbara County Is Invited to Join Cycle September Ride outside as an individual or household—connect online in local groups! The Cycle September Global Bike Challenge is a fun, free competition in which you ride as an individual (or with…

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CEC’s Climate Resilience Roundtable – Historias de resiliencia desde las primeras líneas del cambio climático / Stories of Resilience from the Frontlines of Climate Change

September 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Zoom

Please join us for Historias de resiliencia desde las primeras líneas del cambio climático / Stories of Resilience from the Frontlines of Climate Change, the fourth roundtable in CEC's series to address climate resilience in Santa Barbara County. This free…

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The Need to Grow – Film Screening

September 9, 2020 - September 14, 2020

Join in this exclusive free screening of Rosario Dawson’s award-winning documentary that many are calling the environmental film the world has been waiting for. With the planet on the brink of ecological disaster, and chronic disease rates skyrocketing, this is…

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CEC Webinar Series: Solarize Santa Barbara – Home Solar, Electric Vehicles, and Battery Systems

September 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

If you’ve considered switching to an electric vehicle (EV) – and would like to add a solar system to charge at home with solar energy – now may be the perfect time to take the leap and learn how to…

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Eco-Film Night: “Kiss the Ground” film premiere at West Wind Drive-In

September 21, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
West Wind Drive In, 907 S Kellogg Ave #3833
Goleta, ca 93117
$10 – $20

Monday, September 21, 2020 8:30–10 pm (Admission Kiosk opens at 7:30pm) West Wind Drive-In Movie Theater Admission $10 per person, or $20 per car (cash only, pay at event) Watch inside your car, or bring chairs to sit outside (cars…

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Public Trust – 7:15pm Free Film Screening

September 23, 2020 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
West Wind Drive In, 907 S Kellogg Ave #3833
Goleta, ca 93117

Public Trust The Fight For America's Public Lands WED, SEP 23 - 7:15 PM - WEST WIND DRIVE-IN FREE Film Screening Presented by Patagonia and UCSB Arts & Lectures Two FREE community screenings to take place in advance of the…

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Public Trust – 9:15pm Free Film Screening

September 23, 2020 @ 9:15 pm - 11:00 pm
West Wind Drive In, 907 S Kellogg Ave #3833
Goleta, ca 93117

Public Trust The Fight For America's Public Lands WED, SEP 23 - 9:15 PM - WEST WIND DRIVE-IN FREE Film Screening Presented by Patagonia and UCSB Arts & Lectures Two FREE community screenings to take place in advance of the…

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Virtual Public Workshop #1 – Noon Session: Connected 2050 and Regional Housing Needs Allocation

September 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

The public is invited to have a voice in planning for the future of transportation, housing, and jobs in Santa Barbara County. Connected 2050 and the Regional Housing Needs Allocation process provide a regional blue print on land use planning…

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Virtual Public Workshop #2 – Evening Session: Connected 2050 and Regional Housing Needs Allocation

September 24, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom

The public is invited to have a voice in planning for the future of transportation, housing, and jobs in Santa Barbara County. Connected 2050 and the Regional Housing Needs Allocation process provide a regional blue print on land use planning…

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October 2020

CEC Webinar Series: National Drive Electric Week – Electric Vehicles 101

October 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

COVID-19 disruptions have pushed personal transportation to an all-time low – instigating what hopefully will be some permanent shifts in our telecommuting habits. While it may seem counterintuitive to be investing in a new car at this moment, global impacts…

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CEC Webinar Series: Solarize Ventura County- Residential Solar and Battery Systems 101

October 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom
CEC Webinar Series: Solarize Ventura County - Residential Solar and Battery Systems 101

Many of us are spending more time at home during the coronavirus pandemic, so it’s no surprise that home improvement projects are booming. If you’ve considered adding home solar or battery systems in the past, now may be the perfect…

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COUNTDOWN

October 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Please join TEDxSantaBarbara, in conjunction with CEC, for COUNTDOWN – a free two-part, full-day online event including a local panel of experts to launch a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action.…

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Community Food & Farming Discussion Series: Food Access and Food Security / Acceso a Los Alimentos y Seguridad Alimentario

October 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

How do we (and how can we better) meet the basic food needs of our entire community and ensure fair access to local food resources? This discussion will highlight current efforts to support and care for our County’s vulnerable populations…

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November 2020

CEC Webinar Series: Solarize Ventura County – Home Solar, Electric Vehicles, and Battery Systems

November 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

If you’ve considered switching to an electric vehicle (EV) – and would like to add a solar system to charge at home with solar energy – now may be the perfect time to take the leap and learn how to…

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Community Food & Farming Discussion Series: Food Sovereignty & Food Justice / Soberanía alimentaria y justicia alimentaria

November 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Webinar
Free

How do we (and how can we better) reclaim community-based power and agency in our food system, and embrace the diversity of local food cultures? This discussion will highlight current efforts to organize for and institutionalize human and ecological justice…

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Circular Economy 101: Closing the Life Cycle Loop

November 17, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom

For several decades, our region has looked to recycling as a landfill diversion solution – but it's not enough. Even though recycling is a step up from a “take-make-dispose” linear economy approach, it still allows manufacturers to avoid responsibility for…

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