Tag Archives: climate change

Community Environmental Council Community Environmental Council

Santa Barbara nonprofit Community Environmental Council has long been on the forefront of the environmental movement ever since its founding […more…]

For the Love of the Channel and the Life Teeming Through It

(Photo by Stacey J. Byers) It sounds like a question my daughter would ask me: “What’s your favorite whale?”  Still, I couldn’t help myself, after all, Hiroko Benko has seen them all. Well, not quite, as there are around 90 species of cetaceans – whales, dolphins, and porpoises – swimming around the world’s oceans and not all of them can be spotted in the Santa Barbara Channel. But a heckuva lot of them can be, including Blue Whales (the world’s largest creature ever), Grays, Minke, Sperm, Humpback, Killer Whales, and a variety of dolphins. About 27 species traverse the Santa [...more...]

Reversing the Threat of the Climate Crisis Community Environmental Council

Our climate is in crisis. Record-setting heat waves. Larger and more destructive wildfires. An historic megadrought, hotter and drier than […more…]

World Business Academy World Business Academy

To get a clear picture of what the World Business Academy does, it’s a good idea to zoom out far […more…]

Confronting Crises When They Hit Home Direct Relief

Hurricane Katrina was a major turning point in the history of Direct Relief. Until then, the Santa Barbara-based nonprofit that […more…]

Community Environmental Council, UC Cooperative Extension, and Agricultural Commissioner Announce New Report Aimed at Building Agricultural Resilience in Ventura County Community Environmental Council

In the face of wildfire and drought, these recommendations seek to protect against climate threats Community Environmental Council (CEC), the […more…]

Community Environmental Council Community Environmental Council

With Earth Day 2021 rolling around just a week after the publication date of this issue of the Montecito Journal, […more…]

“Earth Day – Every Day” Opinion Piece Community Environmental Council

Despite the pandemic, carbon dioxide concentrations in our atmosphere have just climbed to the highest concentration in recorded history – […more…]

She’s Our Hero Community Environmental Council

Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace USA, is the recipient of the Santa Barbara’s Community Environmental Council’s 2021 Environmental Hero […more…]

Preparing Everyday for the Worst Day Ever ShelterBox USA

Kerri Murray, a veteran disaster relief professional, first saw ShelterBox in action in 2010 as Haiti was reeling from a […more…]

Bold Climate Action Community Environmental Council

The double blow of the Thomas Fire and ensuing debris flow in 2018 left no doubt about the increasing threats […more…]