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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.

The decisions we make often have far reaching consequences.  The most recent version of the Santa Barbara Independent, featured “It Ain’t Easy Being Green” as the cover story. Writer Brandon Fastman grapples with the decisions we must make regarding our energy use and our expectations of energy generation.  He accurately portrays some of the barriers to renewable energy, as well as some of the opportunities we have locally.

We at CEC strongly believe that we can find a balance between the local impacts, and the global and local benefits of renewable energy development.  To get there, we’ve got to work together to find solutions to those barriers and set safeguards in place.  Only then can we truly have sustainable development that protects the environment, promotes a healthy economy, and creates a more equitable earth.

While you’re poking around this week’s issue of the Independent make sure to check out our Festival Guide. It’s absolutely jam packed with highlights and activities at the Earth Day Festival this weekend. We hope to see you there!

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