Tag archives: environmentalism

Arctic Locale: Local Residents Travel FAR South to Bring Back Lessons and Stories 
By Zach Rosen   |   April 21, 2022

Think globally, act locally. It is a phrase often used in regard to the environment, especially on Earth Day. But sometimes, to really know how to think globally, it helps to get out into the globe. Traveling to other parts of the world helps us understand the interconnectivity of our world communities and the impact […]

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 […]

Senior Portrait: Stan Roden
By Zach Rosen   |   February 25, 2021

Oftentimes community awareness is the first step to enacting change, but for progress to take place there must also be the right legal framework in place and those who will uphold it. Stan Roden has supported the community by bringing both community awareness and legal knowledge to his career as a district attorney, trial and […]

Preservation Party
By Richard Mineards   |   September 26, 2019

The Gaviota Coast Conservancy hosted its first ever Coastal Legacy bash at the sun-soaked Music Academy of the West, attracting 230 guests and raising around $200,000 for the environmental non-profit. The event honored philanthropists Jack and Laura Dangermond who, two years ago, preserved in perpetuity the largest privately-owned ranch on the Gaviota Coast with the […]

Young Alum Focused on Environmentalism
By Scott Craig   |   April 26, 2018

Westmont alumnus Kenny Chism ’17, sustainability/marketing coordinator for Westmont dining services by Sodexo, focuses on protecting the environmental health of Westmont and the planet. “It is of paramount importance for me,” he says. “I hope to reflect that in every aspect of my life, through how I eat, which stores and markets I support, how […]