Join Environmental Defense Center for TGIF! on September 8, 2023!

Our first TGIF! of the season was a blast – thank you to everyone who made it out! Couldn’t get enough or sad you missed out on the last one? Have no fear, the next one is near!
One of the best happy hours in Santa Barbara, this is your opportunity to connect with environmental activists, elected officials, friends, and family to the beat of live music, food, and beverages.
WHAT: Beer, wine, food truck, live music & raffle!
WHEN: September 8, 2023
TIME: 5:30-7:30 PM
WHERE: EDC Courtyard, 906 Garden Street, Santa Barbara
COST: $20 (advance purchase highly recommended); includes 2 drink tickets and $5 food voucher. Sliding scale tickets available by calling Venessa at 805-963-1622 x100
Many thanks to Brighten Solar and Keller Rhorback for underwriting the 2023 season!
California Trout
Citizen’s Planning Association
Los Padres ForestWatch
Northern Chumash Tribal Council
The Chaps
Captain Fatty’s Brewery
Lieff Ranch Wines
VINTUS, LLC and Donna & Patrick Will
El Pastorcito
Hop on and RIDE! Made possible by the generosity of MOVE- Santa Barbara County, we offer free bike parking in the EDC parking lot on Canon Perdido Street.
$20 (purchase in advance) tickets are still available! Purchase them today by calling EDC at 963-1622 or visiting
EDC is graciously asking for the assistance of approximately 30-35 volunteers to work one or more shifts for pre-event preparation from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. and/or event management on September 8, 2023 (varied shifts between 3:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.).For pre-event prep, we will need help with assembling check-in materials, creating event signage, and completing other administrative tasks. For the event itself, we are seeking assistance with setting up, checking folks in, assisting with crowd control/providing guest assistance, monitoring our event entrance, bartending (must be 21+), keeping the event tidy, and cleaning up. All volunteers will get free entry to the event and a volunteer t-shirt if you don’t already have one!

If you are willing and able to assist, please fill out this TGIF volunteer interest form by August 30, 2023. Thank you in advance for any support you may be able to provide!

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