Posted on April 17, 2021
| 4:16 p.m.
The Group Environmental Council (CEC) will host #CelebrateClimateLeadership, a digital Santa Barbara Earth Day Pageant devoted to inspiration, group constructing, and local weather motion. The free livestream occasion runs midday Thursday, April 22 to Saturday, April 24 at SBEarthDay.org.
The pageant, which is on-line once more this yr as a result of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, will function conversations with local weather leaders, musical performances, artwork contests, inspirational audio system, and alternatives for people to find out how they’ll lean into motion at this pressing second.
Every day will have fun a key space through which local weather leaders are stepping as much as do essential work wanted to fight the local weather disaster:
April 22: Youth Management: Emcee Florencia Ramirez, CEC 2018 Environmental Hero, who’s an writer, local weather activist, and director of the Pesticide Free Soil Venture.
April 23: Enterprise Management: Emcees Eric Cardenas and David Fortson from LOACOM.
April 24: Group Management: Emcee April Value, CEC Renewable Power Program senior supervisor, and pals from the Santa Barbara Botanic Backyard.
“The activists, thought leaders, organizations, and group members approaching stage this Earth Day are taking the brave, hard-hitting motion this second calls for,” stated Sigrid Wright, CEC’s CEO/government director.
“We should commit, individually and as a group, to studying, to main, and to taking daring steps day by day towards ending the local weather disaster,” Wright stated.
“We’re pleased with the big variety of group teams collaborating on this yr’s occasion,” stated Kathi King, Santa Barbara Earth Day Pageant director.
“Whereas we want we have been collectively within the park, we all know that the eagerness of our members will leap off the display screen, carry us collectively to have fun local weather management, and propel us right into a yr of impressed local weather motion on the Central Coast,” she stated.
The occasion will assist native companies and organizations by together with an interactive digital Exhibit Corridor. This offers 24/7 entry to browse digital shops and take local weather motion by eco-friendly initiatives, services, plus LIVE video chat 11 a.m.-noon and 5:30-6:30 p.m Thursday -Saturday.
The exhibit corridor will keep open April 22 by Might 22, offering ongoing alternatives for interplay and publicity for exhibitors. Registration for exhibitors is open at www.SBEarthDay.org/exhibit.
A full pageant line up is accessible at SBEarthDay.org/schedule. Some highlights embody:
Awards and contests
CEC’s Environmental Hero Award. Hear Annie Leonard, Greenpeace USA government director, as she accepts the annual CEC award. Saturday, April 24
Earth Day – Each Day Pledge Marketing campaign. Group members are urged to take a pledge to determine earth pleasant each day habits. Select from 21 actions which have a constructive affect on the planet. Publish pictures of your new habits tagged with #SBEarthDay and #EarthDayEveryDay to be eligible for prizes.
Pledge winners shall be introduced throughout the digital pageant. Take the pledge at www.sbearthday.org/eded.
Reside Earth Day Mural Portray at Paseo Nuevo. Watch a mural come to life in an actual time over the course of the pageant with contest winners Adriana Arriaga and Claudia Borfiga. Twenty-eight Santa Barbara artists submitted items depicting what local weather management means to them.
Hosted in partnership with The Arts Fund, CEC, Museum of Modern Artwork Santa Barbara, Paseo Nuevo, and Santa Barbara BCycle.
Livestreaming April 22-24.
Why Earth Day Issues”Poetry Contest. Writers of all ages have been invited to interpret Earth Day from their viewpoint. This contest intends to focus on the significance of standing as much as defend the planet’s dwindling pure sources and dealing in opposition to the threats of local weather change.
Awards shall be introduced by Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, Santa Barbara Poet Laureate (2015-17). Hosted by Wilding Museum. April 22.
What the Channel Means to Me Artwork Contest. College students have been invited to share their visible interpretation of the Santa Barbara Channel. Winners shall be honored at a ceremony throughout the pageant. Juried by native artist and Earth Day Mural winner Claudia Borfiga. Hosted by Santa Barbara Channelkeeper. April 22.
Terry Tamminen interview. CEC’s Wright will focus on vitality and the surroundings with Tamminen, an writer, lecturer and strategist, who held a cupboard put up within the administration of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. April 24.
Higher World Interviews. Emcees Cardenas and Fortson from LOACOM will interview Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet; Karen Lickteig, strategic advisor for the B Corp Local weather Collective; Gregory Landau, CEO of Regen Community; and the staff from Oniracom, a longtime CEC companion and native licensed inexperienced advertising enterprise. April 23.