Posted on February 20, 2021
| 8:50 a.m.

#CelebrateClimateLeadership, a digital Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival devoted to inspiration, neighborhood constructing, and local weather motion shall be held Thursday, April 22 to Saturday, April 24. Hosted by the Neighborhood Environmental Council (CEC), the free livestream occasion shall be accessible to view at

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The Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival, which is absolutely on-line once more this 12 months because of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, will characteristic conversations with local weather leaders, musical performances, artwork contests, inspirational audio system, and alternatives for viewers to learn the way they will lean into motion.

Every day will have fun a key space the place local weather leaders are stepping as much as do crucial work to fight the local weather disaster:

April 22 — Youth Management
April 23 — Enterprise Management
April 24 — Neighborhood Management

CEC may also use the occasion to stipulate and dive deeper into the group’s plan for the way the neighborhood can meet the urgency of the local weather disaster and unite on halting the impacts of local weather change – quickly and equitably – by means of three main efforts:

Reverse: Push for formidable, equitable zero emissions and nil waste objectives for the power, transportation, meals, and agriculture sectors.
Restore: Faucet into the ability of nature to attract down extra carbon from the environment and restore the disrupted carbon cycle.
Shield: Safeguard the well being of most people and weak populations from the impacts of local weather change already underway.

“In 1970, 20 million People took to the streets and parks on the primary Earth Day to find out about how they might shield the surroundings, making a nationwide shock wave that fueled fast and impactful motion,” mentioned CEC CEO Sigrid Wright. “That is the type of impressed motion we’d like as we speak, and it could possibly occur right here if we every lean in and commit — to studying, to main, and taking daring motion each day towards environmental options.”

“We stay dedicated to the concept despite the fact that we will’t collect in particular person, we will come along with superb artists, youth activists and esteemed environmentalists to take collective motion and reduce our affect on the Earth,” mentioned Kathi King, Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival director.

“We’re proud to have fun local weather management in a 12 months once we are seeing the return of robust federal management. This conjures up us to work even tougher towards fast, equitable options to the local weather disaster,” King mentioned.

The occasion may also help native companies and organizations by that includes an array of exhibitors who will share their eco-friendly services and products on the net platform the place the occasion will happen. Particulars and registration hyperlinks shall be shared through electronic mail to previous exhibitors. Teams that haven’t participated previously (nonprofits and companies) can contact Iris Kelly, [email protected]

The competition program presents a lineup designed to interact and activate the neighborhood, together with musical performances, and inspirational messages from elected leaders comparable to U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal.

Featured music performers:

Zach Gill, Jackson Gillies, Kenny Loggins, Glen Phillips  and Tina Schlieske

Featured artwork occasions:

» Why Earth Day Issues poetry competitors, organized by the Wildling Museum of Artwork & Nature; judged by a Santa Barbara Poet Laureate and 2020 Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival performer Sojourner Kincaid Rolle. Submissions accepted now by means of March 22 at

» 18th Annual What the Channel Means to Me Pupil Artwork Present, hosted by Santa Barbara Channelkeeper. Open to highschool college students from Carpinteria to Goleta, it serves to focus on the area’s pure magnificence whereas celebrating scholar creativity and inventive abilities. Awards to be offered throughout Youth Management day, April 22.

» Local weather-Themed Mural Contest, organized by Museum of Modern Artwork Santa Barbara and Neighborhood Environmental Council.

Featured audio system and occasions so far:

Youth Management, April 22

Keynote by Laura Capps, former CEC Board president and present Santa Barbara Faculty Board member
La Colina Junior Excessive Faculty Inexperienced Membership
UCSB Environmental Affairs Board
Discover Ecology workshop
Metropolis of Santa Barbara Water Conservation meeting
2018 CEC Environmental Hero Florencia Ramirez on Pesticide Free Soil Undertaking that works with younger folks at a regenerative micro farm in Oxnard to construct wholesome soil, save water, enhance meals diet, and develop youth management

Enterprise Management, April 23

Opening tackle from Nadra Ehrman, Towbes Group residential neighborhood supervisor and CEC Board member
2020 Earth Day Dwell emcees and LOACOM principals Eric Cardenas and David Fortson reprise their function as emcees and share highlights from their “higher world methods”
Round Economic system dialogue that includes Solar & Swell Meals and Restore Foodware
Enterprise sustainability dialogue with CEC associate and Oniracom CEO Jacob Inform

Neighborhood Management, April 24

Nature Based mostly Options for Sequestering Carbon neighborhood discussion board organized by the League of Ladies Voters of Santa Barbara and CEC
Let’s Calm Our Local weather! dialog with native chapter of Residents Local weather Foyer
A Dialog with CEC CEO Sigrid Wright and Terry Tamminen, an creator, lecturer, strategist on power and the surroundings, and former Schwarzenegger administration cupboard member
Local weather Disaster Management Summit, organized by CEC and co-chaired by Wright and CEC Board Secretary David N. Pellow, who holds a number of environmental roles at UCSB

To encourage public engagement, an Earth Day – Each Day marketing campaign is being designed by Deborah Williams, UCSB Environmental Research lecturer and CEC Partnership Council member. The marketing campaign will present 21 actions (for Earth Day 2021) and a customizable pledge to permit the general public to take optimistic actions for the planet.

CEC’s Earth Day Festival manufacturing companions embrace Carp Occasions, Central Coast Clear Cities Coalition, Domesticate Occasions, Discover Ecology, LOACOM, Mercury Press Worldwide, New Noise Music Basis, Oniracom, Pharos Artistic, and Write Kinda Lady.

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