Action Alerts

  • Cruise Ships Update

    The City of Santa Barbara's Harbor Commission Cruise Ship Subcommittee meeting, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, April 25th, has been cancelled. We will send an update when the subcommittee reschedules its meeting. 

  • Earth Day in Guadalupe and Santa Maria on Saturday, April 22, 2023

    We hope to see you at our Earth Day table in Guadalupe on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Parking Lot, 1025 Guadalupe St.
     
    We'll be talking about our Santa Maria River Healthy Watershed Initiative and how to get involved. Come see some drone photos of how the recent rains have affected the Santa Maria Valley.
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    Entrance to Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve, Apr. 16, 2023, by Jeanne Sparks
     
    You might also be interested in the Natural History Museum of Santa Maria's Earth Day event on the same day. It will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 412 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.  
     
    See the posters below for more information on both events.
  • Support Grocery Workers - Stop the Merger

    Please see this message from our partners, UFCW Local 770 about their fight to oppose the Kroger-Albertson's Merger. 
     
     

    We are excited to announce that we have launched a new website, NoGroceryMerger.com! Can you help spread the word?

  • CEC seeks Climate Justice Fellow

    Our partners at Community Environmental Council have asked us to share information about an opening they have for a Climate Justice Fellow: 

    CEC has an open position right now for a Climate Justice Fellow to support work on the CARB Guadalupe Community Air Project. A description and link to the full job posting are below. Please share in your networks and/or directly with anyone you think may be interested!

    CEC is seeking a Guadalupe-based youth who wants to learn about air quality, pollution, pesticides and data collection, and help share information to community members who are interested in learning about and advocating around our air.

    The Climate Justice Fellow will work with CEC’s Climate Justice team and our technical partner Blue Tomorrow to support the CARB Guadalupe Community Air Project. This project involves community-scale air quality monitoring, bilingual education, and community engagement in Guadalupe, CA and adjoining areas of the Santa Maria Valley.

  • South County Roundtable

    We will be joined this Friday by tenants rights activists to discuss the issue of renovictions: when landlords evict tenants to do renovations in order to drastically raise the rent. There are updates about this issue in both the City of Santa Barbara and in Isla Vista. We will also hear from the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 770 (UFCW 770) about their efforts to stop the planned Kroger-Albertson's merger. 
     

    SBCAN South County Roundtable
    Friday, March 24, 2023
    12 - 1:30 PM
    Via Zoom - register at the link below

     

  • Stop Dirty Banking

    Our partners, the Fearless Grandmothers of Santa Barbara are hosting a National Day of Action next Tuesday, March 21st from noon to 2pm to stop big banks from investing in fossil fuels and other unsustainable practices. The action will begin with a rally at State and Anapamu, followed by a march to Chase Bank, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. More information is available at thirdact.org and fearlessgrandmothersSB.org
     

  • Submit Your Nominations

    It is time to submit your nominations for the 2023 North County Awards Dinner!

    Santa Barbara County Action Network will hold its 2023 North County “Looking Forward” Awards Dinner & Fundraiser on Sunday, June 25th at Blosser Urban Garden, 915 S Blosser Rd, Santa Maria.  

    Please mark your calendar and keep an eye out for additional information we will be putting out soon! 

    Every year we recognize individuals or organizations that work to protect our environment and the rights of our county’s residents. These awards help encourage this good work to continue and to raise the funds we need to keep doing our part.

    To nominate an individual or an organization for an award, please fill out this online form, or send your nomination to [email protected] 

  • North County Roundtable Thurs. Mar. 9, 5pm

    This week we will hear from SBCAN Board member, Alhan Diaz-Correa, about the Guadalupe Air Monitoring Project. We will also hear updates about other issues and projects in which SBCAN is involved. Our South County Roundtables are now on the fourth Friday of the month, so we will see you on March 24th for that meeting. 
     
    SBCAN North County Roundtable
    Thursday, March 9, 2023
    5 - 6:30 PM
    Via Zoom - register at the link below
    AGENDA
    1. Call to Order Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
    2. Guadalupe Air Monitoring Project- Alhan Diaz-Correa
    3. Healthy Watershed Initiative - The winter storms have impacted our access to the Satna Maria River Estuary, where we are planning to do the water quality testing. We will hear an update the status of the project 
    4. Solomon Hills Update - This item is going before the County Planning Commission on Wednesday, March 8th
    5. Richards Ranch Annexation Update - LAFCO held a study session on this topic on March 2nd and comments are due to the City of Santa Maria on March 7th.  
    6. Updates from participants. Please let us know if there are items you want to bring up. (2 to 5 min. each)
    7. Our next meetings are to be determined and will be via Zoom.
    Register in advance for this meeting:
     
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Roundtables for February 2023

    Our guest speakers for the roundtables this month will discuss industrial fish farming, housing developments, homelessness solutions, and the Draft County Housing Element Update. Zoom registration links for both meetings are below. 
     

     

  • AMM 2023

    Let us know if you can attend SBCAN's Annual Membership Meeting on February 5th, 2023. 
     
    Please RSVP by emailing [email protected]
     
    This will be a hybrid meeting with the option to join remotely via zoom. If you plan to attend via zoom, please register using this link.