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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.

Sigrid Wright

CEO
Sigrid Wright

Sigrid Wright has 25 years of experience in non-profit environmental management and has served as CEC’s CEO since 2015. For climate related issues, she is a co-founder and steering committee member of the Central Coast Climate Justice Network, and a co-founder of the Central Coast Climate Collaborative. For energy related issues, she is co-author and/or editor of more than a dozen CEC policy documents, including The Santa Barbara County Regional Energy Blueprint. For food system issues, she is on the executive team and advisory board of the countywide Food Action Network. For more than 15 years she led the annual Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival production team.

Sigrid holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Oregon and an M.A. in Communications Design from the Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts at the University of Baltimore. Prior to coming to CEC, she worked for several organizations in Washington, D.C., including the Alliance to Save Energy and the National Wildlife Federation. She is an alum of the Santa Barbara Foundation’s Katherine Harvey Fellows program and the Courage to Lead program for non-profit leaders, and sits on the board of Leading From Within and the Santa Barbara Foundation’s Collaboration for Social Impact. She received the 2015 Women of Achievement Award from the Association of Women in Communications, Santa Barbara. She is an avid reader and enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors.

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