Community Environmental Council Welcomes Barbara S. Lindemann to Board and Alexis Donaire to Partnership Council

The Community Environmental Council (CEC) is pleased to announce the addition of an esteemed professor to its Board of Directors and a local food entrepreneur to its Partnership Council.

Addition to CEC Board of Directors
CEC’s Board of Directors, which plays a vital role in the organization’s mission and leadership, welcomed Barbara Lindemann to its ranks.

Barbara Lindemann is emerita professor of History and Ethnic Studies at Santa Barbara City College. After earning her PhD in History at UCSB, she enjoyed a 34-year career at SBCC teaching courses in U.S. History, History of American Women, and History of Immigration to the U.S., among others. She served as Academic Senate President and was honored as Faculty Lecturer in 1985. Barbara was a founding member of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the National Organization for Women, and of the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee. Since retirement, she has been chair of the Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund Board, of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation Board, and of the Mission Canyon Association Board. She is a longtime supporter and volunteer for the Community Environmental Council and was a member of the Partnership Council for five years.

Addition to CEC Partnership Council
The Partnership Council is made up of a broad spectrum of community leaders who act as ambassadors to advocate, network, and promote on behalf of CEC. They welcomed Alexis Donaire as a new member.

Alexis Donaire is the former owner and operator of The Pantry SB, a local solution to meal kit deliveries, where she merged her passion for food and our local purveyors. A transplant from the San Diego high desert in 2004, Alexis now calls Santa Barbara home with her husband and 1.5-year-old daughter.

About Community Environmental Council
Since 1970, CEC has led the Santa Barbara region – and at times California and the nation – in creative solutions to some of the toughest environmental problems. CEC pioneers 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. Our commitment to excellence has made CEC one of only three nonprofits in Santa Barbara County to earn the highest possible ratings from both Guidestar and Charity Navigator. Find CEC on the web at and on, and

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