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Precious Plastics club to reduce waste, create new life for plastic

Connor Newsum, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

A quiet science lab tucked away within the halls of the Earth and Biological Sciences Building last Thursday saw the convergence of a club committed to helping the environment by reducing plastic waste. Jesse Casey, presiden...

No need to go vegan, Meat Free Monday provides an alternative

August Lawrence, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Reducing our meat and poultry intake not only improves physical health, but makes a significant difference in our environment as well.  It is common belief that you must go completely meat and dairy-free to make a difference, but there are options...

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...

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