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The oil and plastic pollution in Santa Barbara break my heart

Valerie van den Broek, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

The first time I arrived in Santa Barbara I was amazed by its beauty and relaxed lifestyle. But, it’s not as clean as you think. While walking on the beach last year, I immediately noticed black oil sticking to my feet and I ...

Our district sustainability plan is not enough—we can do better

Daniel Wallace, News Editor

February 27, 2018

In the midst of this age of ecocide, of unprecedented ecological collapse, City College has formalized a set of goals called the District Sustainability Plan to reduce campus waste and use energy more sustainably. From ...

SBCC poem reading reflects on the environment and art exhibit

GERARDO ZAVALA, Channels Staff

November 8, 2016

The Atkinson Gallery was filled with discussions about the environment, a key issue for this year’s presidential election. The 7 p.m. event featured authors Emma Trelles, David Starkey and Chella Courington. All of the authors,...

Earth Day Festival does not reflect its eco friendly image

SAMI SOTO, Channels Staff

April 22, 2016

This year’s theme for the Earth Day Festival this past weekend in Alameda Park was “One World, One Climate, One Step at a Time.” Despite the city’s devotion to celebrating Earth Day, Santa Barbara is many steps behind when it c...

Big cruise ships quietly leave destruction in their wake


October 9, 2015

Cruise ships are a menace to this community. The ships have been increasingly docking in Santa Barbara since 2010. There have been six ships in already this season and eight more are coming to dock off of Leadbetter Beach bef...

Energy Club strives to make a green campus

Ryan Joel, Channels Staff

December 2, 2013

Is City College on the brink of creating a sustainable, clean-energy campus? The Energy Club thinks so. Solar umbrellas equipped with power outlets, 3D printers, as well as an application that allows students to see what...

Will consumerism end the world?

Cody Wright, Channels Staff

November 15, 2013

If you don’t believe the hippies, maybe you will believe the Central Intelligence Agency.  The CIA World Factbook says every single country in the world is sharing the following environmental hazards: air and water pol...

Sustainability forum brainstorms green ideas for SBCC

Nora Abou-Dabous, Channels Staff

November 4, 2013

The Center for Sustainability brainstormed ideas for a green campus at the first meeting that was held in the Physical Education Building on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The forum started with a presentation of the Center's goals and ...

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