Community makes the difference
A history of oil spills, fires and other challenges keeps bringing people together in Santa Barbara to protect their environment and community. The 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill sent shock waves around the world, inspiring Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Environmental Policy Act (and other laws), plus a host of nonprofits that provide strength and resilience to Santa Barbara through recent disasters. Leaders and citizens keep generating community solutions. Love for a place connects, strengthens and unites people into a powerful, resilient force for the common good.