Santa Barbara

Joint Training Strengthens Disaster Response

A new SCE course brings together local representatives to work with first responders.

In 2015, when the call came in of an oil spill off of Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, emergency officials immediately leaped into action.

What the Frack, Santa Barbara?

Trouble brews for Santa Barbara's scenic coastline

Just off the Santa Barbara coast, trouble brews for all of us who love this area for its beauty and scenic coastlines. Those who have, professionally, sworn to protect our economic and environmental balance are choosing not to. The chance of great profit, dangling in front of our law makers, has temporarily confused them.

Rebooting the Ocean Restoration Movement

The Fish Reef Project is Re-Booting the Ocean Enhancement & Restoration Movement One Fish Reef at a Time
Press Release

Santa Barbara, Calif., July 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – For every society-shaping movement a cycle of life and death occurs; there can also be colorful peaks and valleys and even memorable renaissances. Such is the case with the ocean enhancement and restoration movement that is being charged back to life by a local 501(c)(3) public non-profit organization known as the Fish Reef Project (FRP). Founded by Captain Chris Goldblatt, FRP will create California’s very first marine life enhancement Fish Reef just three miles South West of Santa Barbara Harbor.

CEC Invites Renowned Professors and Sustainability Experts to Present Groundbreaking Research on Local Food


As part of the Community Environmental Council’s long running Partnership Council Breakfast series, the Santa Barbara based non-profit invited UCSB Professor and internationally renowned agri-food systems expert David Cleveland and Sustainable Food Systems Consultant and Innovator 

Community Environmental Council Hosts Annual Green Gala Fundraiser; Be Green Joins in the Festivities


This past weekend, the Community Environmental Council (CEC) threw the ‘greenest party of the year’ at the historic Armory building in downtown Santa Barbara.  The event, which attracts local environmental, business, innovation, and philanthropic leaders, is intended to help the CEC reach its annual fundraising goals so that the organization can continue its tireless mission of promoting environmental education and social change in the Santa Barbara region.

KEYT Santa Barbara Covers Be Green’s ‘Revolutionary Packaging’


On Wednesday, August 8th, 2012, KEYT news reporter Sarah Bush stopped by Be Green Packaging Headquarters to find out what Santa Barbara’s sustainable packaging pioneers were up to five years after the company’s launch.  Co-founders Ron Blitzer and Robert Richman talk about their reasons for starting the business and some of the company’s impressive recent accomplishments.  Sarah also got a sneak peak of  new packaging the company has been working on as well as their collaborations with some of the worlds largest companies.

Be Green Partners With The Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Support of the Arts


The Santa Barbara Film Festival is increasingly becoming a major stop on the worldwide film festival circuit.  Every year the event expands in scope and attracts some of the planets finest talent to the so-called ‘American Riveria’, which is converted for a 10-day period into a star-studded frenzy– complete with top-name actors, actresses, directors, and film enthusiasts. For those living in Santa Barbara, the film festival has become the wintertime answer to the city’s infamous Summer Solstice parade.

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