Coalition brings national movement to Santa Barbara, urging local action on climate change.
SANTA BARBARA, CA, April 26, 2017 – Highlights have been announced for the People’s Climate March on Saturday, April 29 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Santa Barbara City College’s La Playa Stadium, which is being organized by a Central Coast coalition led by the Community Environmental Council, Environmental Defense Center, NextGen Climate, Sierra Club, and the World Business Academy. See below for a full list of partners.
The event is set to coordinate with President Trump’s 100th day in office, in solidarity with the People’s Climate Movement – a collaboration of national groups working to solve the climate crisis and address the growing pollution of air and water, while also assuring the creation of good clean energy jobs.
Climate March Highlights
- Human sign formation for “100% Clean Energy” in the La Playa Stadium bleachers.
- People-centered rally with focus on the human impacts of climate change and what we can do about it.
- Presentation of postcards urging a shift away from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy to County Supervisors Das Williams and Joan Hartmann, as well as other elected officials.
- March from La Playa Stadium to Shoreline and back.
- Community testimonials.
- Dance, music and art incorporated.
More Details :
Participants are encouraged to arrive car free to the rally, and the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition will provide bike racks until 3 p.m. in the La Playa Stadium parking lot. Please bring your own locks.
Locally, the march is being coordinated by a number of environmental and social justice organizations, labor unions, faith organizations and student groups.
To volunteer at the event, sign up here. Opportunities include helping set up for the human sign formation in the bleachers, collecting postcards during the rally, or leading chants & monitoring safety during the march. Volunteers receive a free T-shirt!
Current event partners include: 350 Santa Barbara, California Coastal Conservancy, Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE), Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), Climate Justice Hub, Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST), Community Environmental Council (CEC), Environmental Defense Center, Explore Ecology, First Congregational Church of Santa Barbara, Food & Water Watch, Fossil Free UCSB, Fund for Santa Barbara, Hustlers for Humanity, Indivisible Santa Barbara, League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara, LoaTree, Mercury Publishing International, NextGen Climate, Our Revolution SBCC, Safe Energy Now! North County, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN), Santa Barbara Progressive Coalition, Santa Barbara Sierra Club, Santa Barbara Standing Rock Coalition, Santa Barbara Student Activist Network, Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee (SBWPC), Save the Mermaids, SBCC Student Sustainability Coalition, SolarCity/Tesla, Surfrider Santa Barbara, SYV Community Action Alliance, The Goodland Coalition, UAW 2865 Santa Barbara, UAW Local 5810, UCSB Environmental Affairs Board, Women’s March Santa Barbara, and World Business Academy.