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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.
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Action Alert: Eliminate single-use plastics from take-out and delivery orders #SkipTheStuff

Single-use foodware is a huge and growing portion of the waste stream entering landfills and incinerators, and polluting city streets…

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Alerta de Acción: Ayúdanos a crear una ruta de recorrido más segura, equitativamente accesible, e ininterrumpida para ciclistas y peatones

El alcalde de Santa Bárbara y los miembros del Consejo Municipal votaron unánimemente para defender la petición y apoyar el…

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All-Electric REACH Code FAQ

Everything you wanted to know about electrification and the proposed natural gas ban on new construction in Santa Barbara buildings.

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Past Alerts

Updated Alert: City of Santa Barbara Sets Bold Goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2035

Success! Join us in applauding the City of Santa Barbara for joining the City of San Luis Obispo in setting a goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2035. This decision represents a momentous step forward for our city, our region, and our state.
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Updated Alert: SB 54 and AB 1080 fail to pass California legislature

Update (September 1, 2020): CEC and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper are sad to share that the landmark California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act (SB 54 and AB 1080) failed to pass the California legislature.
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Updated Alert: Strauss Wind Project Underway! #cleanenergy

Update: The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission just voted unanimously to approve the Strauss Wind Project, which will double renewable energy production in the county, enough clean electricity for 43,000 homes. If the project doesn’t get appealed, construction will start in January.
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Update: 2019 Community Choice Success #sbcenergychoice

Updated Alert: On July 16, 2019, the County of Santa Barbara voted 4-1 to move forward with joining Monterey Bay Community Power, and the City of Goleta directed staff to move forward in August. CEC's advocacy continues with an upcoming CCE vote in August at the City of Carpinteria, and with efforts in Santa Barbara City to develop a city-only Community Choice Energy program.
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