| Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival began in 1970 as CEC's first opportunity to educate the public about dirty energy fossil fuels, inspire our community to find solutions, and take action at the grass roots level. Now, 47 years later, the need for community activism to protect our environment is greater than ever.
Link arms with us as we forge a path forward.
Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23
You can also #ActOnClimate at several events before, during, and after the festival.
Save the date to participate!
The reSisters A Cappella Flash Mob – Rehearsals every Wednesday through Earth Day
5:30-6:30 p.m., SB Museum of Contemporary Art
Calling female singers & activists: In January, women around the country found each other online and rehearsed the song "I Can't Keep Quiet." They met for the first time and performed together in a cappella flash mobs at the Women's March. Groups are now forming to put on flash mobs at public events and marches all over the country, including Santa Barbara Earth Day. Join the "reSisters" here.
Get Up, Stand Up: An Evening of Poetry, Spoken Word, and Song – Wednesday, March 29
Time TBD. Soho Restaurant & Music Venue
Kick off Earth Month with a evening designed to inspire action. Hosted by LoaTree to benefit CEC's Santa Barbara Earth Day. We are seeking performers - learn more here.
Antarctica: Ice & Sky Film Screening – Wednesday, April 5
6:00 p.m. Fleischmann Auditorium at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Learn about the compelling climate change evidence gathered over one intrepid scientist's lifetime. See the trailer here.
Curated Cocktails – Thursday, April 6
7:00 p.m., Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Art
Celebrate Earth Month with the exhibit of Berlin-based collective Rimini Protokoll: City as Stage.
March for Science – Saturday, April 22
10:00 a.m., De La Guerra Plaza
Join a nationwide movement to champion support and funding for science, science-based policy and diversity, ending at the main stage of the Earth Day festival. Learn more here and invite others here.
Act On Climate: An Evening Affair – Saturday, April 22
7:30-9:30 p.m., Alameda Park
Take part in a cocktail hour designed to spur local activism. Stay tuned for details.
Santa Barbara Earth Day Public Forum on Climate Action – Sunday, April 23
Time and location TBD
Listen, discuss, and engage with topics of climate protection and innovation. Stay tuned for details.
March for Climate – Saturday, April 29
Time and location TBD
Join a worldwide movement to mobilize our communities and march for jobs, justice and the climate. Stay tuned for details.