Community makes the difference.
Visit the following organizations to be informed and find easy ways to be part of a larger movement.
Community Environmental Council
CEC innovates and incubates real life solutions in areas with the most impact on climate change. Our programs – including the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival – provide pathways to clean vehicles, solar energy, resilient food systems and reduction of single-use plastic.
Environmental Defense Center
The Environmental Defense Center protects and enhances the environment of California's south central coast through education, advocacy, and legal action.
Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay.
The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County
The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County protects natural resources, agricultural land and open spaces for the benefit of present and future generations.
Gaviota Coast Conservancy
Gaviota Coast Conservancy is dedicated to protecting the rural character and environmental integrity of the Gaviota Coast for present and future generations.
Montecito Trails Foundation
The Montecito Trails Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of public trails in Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria.
Santa Barbara Audubon Society
SBAS works to help conserve and restore the earth’s natural ecosystems and improve its biological diversity, principally in the Santa Barbara area, and to connect people with birds and nature through education, science-based projects and advocacy.
Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade
The Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade was created to prepare for and respond to natural disasters and community crises through volunteer training, coordination and deployment.
Santa Barbara Channelkeeper
Channelkeeper monitors the health of marine habitats in the Santa Barbara Channel, including kelp forests, eelgrass meadows and Marine Protected Areas.
Santa Barbara Sierra Club
The Santa Barbara Sierra Club Group covers the South Coast, including the Gaviota Coast, Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland, and Carpinteria.