Tag Archives: environment

NatureTrack’s Award-winning Documentary “The Accessible Outdoors” Now available on Vimeo for free NatureTrack

In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which is celebrated annually on December 3rd, NatureTrack Film Festival’s award-winning […more…]

Fostering a Lifelong Fascination with Nature NatureTrack

There’s a new crisis in our midst: kids spending too much time indoors and online. There’s even a name for […more…]

School Gardens Help Children Grow Explore Ecology

It’s a typical school day and time for an Explore Ecology garden class. Children line up to head outside. When […more…]

Environmental Defense Center Environmental Defense Center

Exactly one month from this issue’s publication, the Environmental Defense Center (EDC) will be having a 45th anniversary celebration at […more…]

The Power of the Match The Power of the Match

A tried-and-true method to attract new donors and catalyze existing ones are matching funds. As an example of the efficacy […more…]

NatureTrack/Explore Ecology/Freedom Trax Take the Beach at Hendry’s  NatureTrack

On Sunday, NatureTrack (NT) provided the super power of navigating the great outdoors independently to wheelchair users with the Freedom […more…]

Calling All Nature-Loving Wheelchair Users! Explore and Experience Freedom Trax at Pismo State Beach NatureTrack

On Sunday, April 3, from noon to 4pm, NatureTrack will be at Pismo State Beach  to introduce those who use […more…]

NatureTrack NatureTrack

You’d be hard-pressed to find nonprofits with an origin story more organic and homespun than NatureTrack. The organization was founded […more…]

Explore Ecology Explore Ecology

It’s a big honor for Explore Ecology to be receiving Santa Barbara Permaculture Network’s Local Food Hero Award at the […more…]

Clean Coalition: Finding Creative Solutions to Renewables-Driven Energy Resilience Clean Coalition

Last summer, just a couple of months before Montecito Journal’s 2nd annual The Giving List book was published, Clean Coalition’s […more…]

Meeting the Moment of the Climate Crisis Community Environmental Council

The time for action on climate change is now. For the Community Environmental Council (CEC), an environmental stalwart on the […more…]

Empowering the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards Explore Ecology

In 1990, a group of parents excited about the potential of creative reuse and worried about the lack of funding […more…]

The Environment’s Advocate Environmental Defense Center

In 1969, a major blowout at Union Oil’s Platform A caused an estimated four million gallons of crude to pour […more…]

Creating Renewables-Driven Resilience Clean Coalition

The 70 miles of coast spanning Lake Casitas to Point Conception, and including Carpinteria, Montecito, Santa Barbara, and Goleta, is […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…]

CEC’s Santa Barbara Earth Day Green Film Festival Community Environmental Council

Films include Gaviota: The End of Southern California and Better Together Featured as a part of the Community Environmental Council […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…]

Finding a Community of Giving Santa Barbara Foundation

As philanthropists, it is our view that wealth is both a blessing and a responsibility. We have been most fortunate […more…]

Simon Pivots to Social Justice Santa Barbara Foundation

Rachel Simon would be the first to admit she was blessed by the circumstances of her birth.  Her father is […more…]