Tag archives: Community Environmental Council

Santa Barbara County Food Action Network
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 23, 2022

Everything seems to move quickly these days, but the speed of growth and expansion of the Santa Barbara County Food Action Network (SBCFAN) is fast enough to turn heads.  It was just six years ago that the Community Environmental Council and the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County created the Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan […]

Metamorphosis for the Environment
By Laura Capps   |   May 24, 2022

It would be nearly impossible to list the many unique features of Santa Barbara County that differentiate us from other places across the country. In contrast to all the incredible positive attributes, I recently learned of one startling distinction that may surprise you: our county is one of the fastest-warming places in the nation. According […]

Community Environmental Council
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 15, 2021

With Earth Day 2021 rolling around just a week after the publication date of this issue of the Montecito Journal, you’d think the big three-day festival would be all anybody at the Community Environmental Council (CEC) would want to talk about. After all, it was a nascent CEC that organized Santa Barbara’s first Earth Day […]

She’s Our Hero
By Richard Mineards   |   April 8, 2021

Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace USA, is the recipient of the Santa Barbara’s Community Environmental Council’s 2021 Environmental Hero Award. “Her work exemplifies what it means to build the broad, boots-on-the-ground base of activism that we need to go all in together on the climate crisis,” says the CEC executive director Sigrid Wright, who […]

Eco-Film Night at the Drive-In
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 6, 2020

Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, Community Environmental Council and other local environmental nonprofits come together to sponsor the local premiere of 2040, an Australian documentary directed by and starring Damon Gameau that looks at the effects of climate change over the next 20 years and what technologies that exist today can reverse the effects. Structured as […]

Our Biggest Challenge
By Peter Brill   |   October 1, 2019

Q. One of the biggest challenges I face as a member of the Santa Barbara community is what to do about climate change. Can you help? – Greg in Goleta A. Thank you for your question, Greg. I went to John Steed for an answer. He is the President of the Board of the Community […]

Seeing Green
By Richard Mineards   |   September 26, 2019

It seemed appropriate that this year’s tenth annual sell-out Green Gala thrown by the 49-year-old Community Environmental Council, raising around $300,000 for the cause, coincided with Global Climate Week. The boffo bash at Sherry Villanueva‘s Funk Zone eatery, The Lark, lavishly decorated in green hues, was co-chaired by Elizabeth Wagner, Carolyn Fitzgerald, and Leanne Schlinger, […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   March 14, 2019

Double-Wide Kings in Carp Thanks to all of you who came out to see us at the Lobero Theatre last November to celebrate the music of Neil Young. Over the past several months, we have been busy mixing down the live recordings from that special night. We are excited to announce that we will be […]

Happy as a Lark
By Richard Mineards   |   October 4, 2018

A record sell-out crowd of 300 guests descended on Sherry Villanueva‘s Funk Zone eatery The Lark for the 48-year-old Community Environmental Council’s ninth annual Green Gala, raising more than $125,000 for the cause. The boffo bash, lavishly decorated in green hues, was co-chaired by Carolyn Fitzgerald, Leanne Schlinger Diebolt, and Elizabeth Wagner, with the ubiquitous […]

Kids & Teachers Environmental Stewardship Awards 2018
By Joanne Calitri   |   April 26, 2018

The 2nd annual Explore Ecology Environmental Stewardship Award Winners were honored April 21 at the Earth Day event downtown alongside the Community Environmental Council’s winners, filmmakers from SeaLegacyand writer Florencia Ramirez. Congressman Salud Carbajal presented awards after his opening ceremony senate updates. Montecito singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins, with his daughter, Hana, and his band performed a […]