Action Alerts

  • CEC Climate Action Webinar

    Please see this message from our partners at CEC, the Community Environmental Council. 

    The Community Environmental Council (CEC) a webinar, CEC Climate Action Webinar Series: Creating Waves of Change: CEC’s Climate Stewards Talk Local Action & Impact —free to attend. Thursday, January 12, from 6:30 to 7:30  p.m. on Zoom. Register here: 

    Join us for a webinar to get inspired by a powerful showcase of community-led action. You’ll hear from a handful of CEC’s Climate Stewards (a growing alumni network now 80+ strong) as they share their experience taking the course, the community action projects they designed, and how they are putting new-found climate knowledge to work within Central Coast communities. You’ll also learn how you can step up by getting involved in their projects, starting your own, or becoming a Climate Steward yourself. Register here:
  • Happy Holidays from SBCAN!

    Happy Holidays
    from Santa Barbara County Action Network
    board of directors and staff!

    With your help, we are making a difference in environmental, economic and social justice throughout the county.


    Great egret at Goleta Slough April 28, 2022 by Jeanne Sparks
  • Sleeping bags and more needed by Dec 12

    The Public Defender's Office is requesting donations of sleeping bags and other items by December 12.

  • Potential loss of nearly 4,000 oaks in Nipomo, SM River watershed initiative & Bailey Avenue at Dec, 8, 2022 NC Roundtable

    The potential loss of nearly 4,000 mature oaks in Nipomo has been added as a topic in our North County Roundtable meeting tomorrow - 
    We hope you will join us!
    Pelicans-P8260102.jpgPelicans at Santa Maria River estuary, Aug. 26, 2022, photo by Jeanne Sparks
  • Protect Prime Agricultural Farm Land in Lompoc

    Please see this important message from our partners at the Environmental Defense Center, who is representing SBCAN on this issue. Also, the staff report was recently posted and staff recommends that LAFCO postpone the issue until the February meeting. Please let LAFCO know you support the staff's recommendation. 

  • Join us for kayaking and water testing in the SM River estuary

    Do you like kayaking?

    Would you like to help protect the Santa Maria River Watershed?

    Then join our Clean Water Team to test the water in the Santa Maria River estuary once a month.


  • Tell SB City to Invest in Affordable Housing

    The City of Santa Barbara has a historic opportunity next week to allocate their $14 million budget surplus

    SBCAN supports the Finance Committee's recommendation that at least $3.6 million of that surplus be allocated to the newly established Affordable Housing Trust Fund, so that the City can have a dedicated source of funding to build 100% affordable, deed-restricted housing. 

    Let the City council know that you support the council using as much of the budget surplus as possible towards the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. You can attend the meeting virtually (link to register here) or in person on December 6th starting at 2pm, or you can email the council with a written comment (email [email protected]). Email [email protected] if you want to be notified when the item is coming up. This is item #20 on the agenda (link to the agenda here).

  • Support Farmworker Resource Center Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022

    The County of Santa Barbara will consider applying for a grant to create a Farmworker Resource Center during the Board of Supervisors Hearing tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 29. We hope you will call in to support the item.

    Our friends at CAUSE have compiled background information and details on how to testify, which we pasted below. The board is meeting in Santa Barbara. Although remote testimony is available in Santa Maria, it is advisable to testify via Zoom since there is construction going on in the county building. 

    Here are the details from CAUSE:

  • SBCAN: CAUSE Action invites you to Saturday, November 19 event in SM

    Our friends at CAUSE Action have asked us to invite like-minded community members who might like learning about their work to a free event tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Blosser Urban Garden, 915 S. Blosser Road in Santa Maria.

    The event, "Turning the Tide: An Afternoon with North County Changemakers," brings together movement friends – longtime and new – from around the area to connect with one another around food, drinks and music, as well as help raise funds for grassroots-led work for economic, environmental, and social justice!

    The event is free to attend, but RSVP ahead of time so they'll know you’ll join them.