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CEC is committed to creating a more resilient and just region in the face of climate change. Through our work with the Central Coast Climate Justice Network and elsewhere, our vision includes an end to racial injustices and their resulting environmental inequities.

Engaging Community - CEC in February
Read on for insight into CEC’s work – encompassing both practical solutions to slowing down, and eventually stopping, climate change, and efforts to foster resilience to profound climate change impacts that are already occurring. The articles below also give a glimpse into our many partnerships with individuals, organizations and government agencies. Together, we strive to educate our community about the issues at hand, and develop, test, and implement policies as well as practical, results-oriented programs.

Toward Climate Change Resilience

CEC joined with the leaders of UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Managementthe Santa Barbara Foundationand the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History to pen this piece that calls on our communities to become more resilient to climate change. Read the article.

Celebrating Santa Barbara’s Environmental Victories & Anticipating New Challenges

The Santa Barbara Independent’s Earth Day issue celebrates the silver linings of the last year, without forgetting the challenges we still face. The roundup includes one of CEC’s greatest wins: last year’s adoption of 100% renewable energy goals by the cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta. Read the article.

The Amazing Ability of Pasture Grass to Sequester Carbon

“What really got people excited about this simple layer of compost is that it sequesters carbon now. We don’t have to wait for Elon Musk to geo-engineer something from space.” This cover story in the Santa Barbara Independent features the work that CEC and a team of exceptional partners are doing at the Ted Chamberlin Ranch, and the vision for larger-scale adoption of carbon farming. Read the article.

Back From the Cliff Edge

“What interests me more is nurturing that hope….The kind that helps us envision what we want and triggers a desire to work against difficult odds, even the potential for failure.” A personal reflection by CEC’s CEO/Executive Director Sigrid Wright about practicing active hope in the face of climate change, and a call to action for more women in the movement. Read the article.

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