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November 2019

Limoneira Soil Health Site at Ventura Farm Day 2019

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Building Agricultural Resilience With Compost & Mulch *PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED Limoneira has had a presence in Ventura County since 1893, laying the foundations of a thriving California citrus industry right here along the Central Coast. Limoneira, as a global leader…

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Home Energy Storage Workshop: Santa Barbara

November 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Barbara Public Library – Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

RSVP to attend here. Join us for a conversation with City and County energy staff, local solar and energy storage companies, SCE, and community leaders to discuss energy storage (battery) options for your home or business. We will discuss public…

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Community Land Use Planning for a Changing Climate: The UCSB/IV Area

November 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Goleta Valley Community Center – Room 1, 5679 Hollister Avenue
Goleta, CA 93117 United States

GET INVOLVED You are invited to a community event discussing local land use planning and the expected impacts of climate change. This event is our second of several of our Community Land Use Planning in a Changing Climate meetings to…

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Fantastic Fungi movie

November 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E Cota Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
$15 – $20

Fantastic Fungi - Santa Barbara Premiere MOVING ART in association with Atremis Rising Foundation and Reconsider and Area 23a present the Santa Barbara Premiere of "Fantastic Fungi" A film by Louie Schwartzberg Narrated by Brie Larson Followed by one of…

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December 2019

Home Energy Storage Workshop Ventura

December 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Museum of Ventura County, 100 E Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States

Are you worried about losing power during a scheduled power outage? Solar Systems paired with batteries can keep your home or business online! Join us for a conversation with City and County energy staff, local solar and energy storage companies,…

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Third Annual Session – Building Our Resilient Food System: Using the Food Action Plan to Create a County-Wide Network

December 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Barbara Public Library – Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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#rethinkfood #foodaction #foodjustice #foodsystem #leaf Help us continue to shape a sustainable food future for Santa Barbara County! Join us for the third annual free community listening and activation session for the Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan. We will…

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Lighting the Way, Climate Change Theatre Action w Dramadogs

December 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Santa Barbara Public Library – Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

Presented in collaboration with Climate Change Theatre Action, a worldwide performance series that explores humanity’s legacy in the natural world, DramaDogs, a Theater Company presents Lighting the Way. These six short plays, presented in partnership with the Santa Barbara Public…

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Home Energy Storage Workshop: Montecito

December 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Montecito Union School, 385 San Ysidro Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States

Join CEC, Clean Coalition, The Montecito Association, and other community leaders for a conversation about battery/microgrid options for your home, business and neighborhood. Local solar and energy storage companies will present energy storage options, including public safety power shutoff applications,…

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INSPIRE Pop-Up

December 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Night Lizard Brewing Company, 607 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

WHAT: INSPIRE Pop-Up, a fun release party, mini salon and mingle, for new works by artists, artisans, authors, and entrepreneurs.  In addition to having their wares available for sale, each guest participant will speak about inspiration, something that inspires them, or…

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January 2020

Eighth Annual Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Conservation Symposium

January 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Barbara County Education Office, 4400 Cathedral Oaks Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
$20 – $50

The Annual Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Conservation Symposium, established in 2012, is designed to address topics that are critical to environmental conservation in our region, as well as nationally and internationally. The keynote speaker is the winner of that year's…

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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
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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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