Santa Barbarans are leading the way in the clean energy movement. We’ve met locals who are installing solar panels on their homes and helping others go solar. We’ve heard from people who are driving electric vehicles and powering them with energy from the sun or commuting to work by bike or bimodally. Read our most popular personal stories from 2013 for a dose of inspiration going into the new year.
|1||Why we should eat more plants: Sayward W. discusses the benefits of earting lower on the food chain and ways to make the change.|
|2||Michael is powering his home and car with the sun: CEC’s Energy and Transportation Manager is practicing what he preaches by “driving on sunshine”.|
|3||Don L. sees biking as a way of life: This Dean of Students relishes the benefits of his daily bike commute to campus.|
|4||Help others go solar with GRID Alternatives: Not having the option to put solar on his own home didn’t stop Otha from supporting solar energy.|
|5||Colin L. ditched his car and never looked back: The 31-year-old has been car-free for five years and now feels more connected to his community.|