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Santa Barbara Earth Day

Santa Barbara Earth Day

1400 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara (CA), 93101, United States

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About The Community Environmental Council's Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival is on April 22 & 23, 2017.
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Mission The story goes that Earth Day was conceived by Senator Gaylord Nelson and his assistant Dennis Hayes after a trip they took to Santa Barbara right after the horrific oil spill off our coast in 1969. They were so outraged by what they saw that upon returning to Washington D.C., Senator Nelson introduced a bill designating April 22 as a national day to celebrate the earth.

It was in the wake of this same tragedy that Community Environmental Council was born. Exactly one year after the oil spill, more than a thousand people attended a commemoration of the disaster — with speakers such as Paul Ehrlich, David Brower and Denis Hayes. A few months later, in April 1970, CEC opened the doors to its new office, and – along with several communities around the nation -- organized the first Earth Day. Earth Day celebrations faded away in the 1980s, but in 1990 CEC helped rejuvenate this important legacy -- organizing a large celebration on the 30th anniversary at Santa Barbara City College. Since 1990, CEC has hosted the event at various locations around Santa Barbara.

Since 1970, CEC has led the Santa Barbara region – and at times California and the nation – in creative solutions to some of the toughest environmental problems. We are often referred to as a “think-and-do tank” – deeply analyzing a problem and then applying creative, real-world solutions to it.
Description Community Environmental Council's (CEC) Santa Barbara Earth Day returns to Alameda Park for two full days of entertainment, education and community building.

Earth Day features regional leaders in planetary protection, eco-business and community. Tens of thousands come together from the central and south coast to celebrate, connect and recharge.

Santa Barbara Earth Day will feature (not entire list):

*Live Music & Entertainment
*Children's Enchanted Forest (new location!)
*The Powerhouse
*Green Car Show including a Park & Drive (new!)
*Eco Marketplace (new!)
*Harvest to Home
*Green Shorts Theater
*Beer & Food Gardens
*Environmental Hero Award

For more information, please go to www.sbearthday.org.

Sponsor packages available.

Please 'like' the Santa Barbara Earth Day Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @sbearthday. Please RSVP and share this invitation with your networks.
Founded April 22, 1970
Products Santa Barbara Earth Day Highlights

*Live Music & Entertainment
*Local Food

*Eco-Marketplace
*Kid's Zone
*Sports & Recreation
*Homegrown Roots
*Public Square
*Live Green
*Green Car Show
*Bike Valet
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