While the official day has passed, Earth Day is every day. This year, the City of Goleta was pleased to join people across the globe in celebrating this important day.
On Saturday April 23, 2022, hundreds of community members joined the Community Environmental Council (CEC) at the historic Arlington Theatre in Downtown Santa Barbara for an Earth Day Celebration. Mayor Paula Perotte and Mayor Pro Tempore Stuart Kasdin participated at a table, as did our Environmental Services and Sustainability Divisions staff.
At the celebration the City of Goleta highlighted its efforts on Local Energy Programs, Single-Use Plastics Reduction, Beautify Goleta Community Cleanup Events, Zero Waste Programs, and Creek and Watershed Management. Learn more about Santa Barbara’s 2022 Earth Day Celebration.
Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Earth Day festivities. Please remember we can all treat every day like Earth Day, making small changes and commitments in our day to day lives that has a large impact over time. View our Earth Day challenges in last month’s issue of the Monarch Press here.
In case you didn’t know, the Earth Day movement actually began in Santa Barbara. In 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets and parks on the first Earth Day to demand better protections for the environment, creating a national shock wave that fueled rapid and impactful action. Learn more about the History of Earth Day here.
Pictured: Stephanie Holmes, the City’s Sustainability CivicSpark Fellow, at the Earth Day Celebration