Record-Breaking Beautify Goleta Earth Day Event Results

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The results of the 2024 Beautify Goleta Earth Day event are impressive. The well-attended event held on Saturday, April 20th brought the community together to celebrate Earth Day in Goleta with action and purpose. You can watch a slideshow recap of the event here:

Here are the record-breaking numbers. More than 75 dedicated volunteers turned out to participate and took to the streets, parks, beaches, and open spaces, with a mission to clean and protect our environment. At the Free Bulky Item Drop Off Event at Brandon Elementary School, 60 vehicles dropped off a record-breaking 16,768 pounds of bulky items. The collective cleanup effort at Bella Vista Park and Ellwood Beach resulted in the remarkable collection of over 680 pounds of trash, a testament to the community’s commitment to creating a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable city for all.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to every individual who lent their time and effort to make this event a resounding success. A special shout out goes to our young volunteers from the Montessori Center School of Santa Barbara, who demonstrated that the passion for environmental stewardship knows no age.

Our appreciation also goes to MarBorg Industries for its logistical support, Elubia’s Kitchen for providing nourishing meals to our volunteers, and Considered Coffee for keeping everyone energized with its sustainable brews.

These events reflect what we can achieve when we come together as a community. The success of the Beautify Goleta’s Earth Day 2024 event is not just measured by the pounds of trash collected, but by the strengthened bonds within our community and the shared vision for a greener future.

We look forward to continuing this tradition of service and sustainability, and we invite everyone to join us in our upcoming initiatives. Together, we can make every day Earth Day.

About Beautify Goleta

Beautify Goleta is a community-led initiative focused on environmental conservation and beautification efforts in the City of Goleta. Through volunteer-driven events, educational programs, and partnerships, we aim to foster a culture of sustainability and civic engagement. Beautify Goleta’s next event is scheduled for Saturday, July 20, 2024. If you’d like to sign up as a volunteer or join us as a Captain, please email us at

Montessori Center School of Santa Barbara hosts Bella Vista Park spotlight cleanup location

Volunteers help cleanup Ellwood Beach

Montessori Center School participants celebrate their cleanup weigh in

Bulky Item Drop Off event