Get out, get active, get involved!

Local Environmental Advocacy

We often write letters or attend hearings to advocate for strong environmental policy. Most recently we have been very active in the effort to block the restart of the Plains All American oil pipeline that caused the Refugio Oil Spill in 2015. In the past, we have advocated against the proposal for new oil drilling in northern Santa Barbara County, advocated against the construction against a new gas plant in Oxnard, and have asked our county supervisors to remove the damaging rock wall at Goleta Beach.


Personal Lifestyle Improvements

EAB holds lots of activities and workshops to teach students how to lead more sustainable lifestyles. We host quarterly thrift shop events, give away reusable items such as metal straws, and teach students how to make or repair their own items instead of buying new.

Isla Vista Earth Day

EAB organizes an Earth Day Festival in Isla Vista every April to celebrate Earth Day. The community event features live music, sustainable foods, eco-conscious organizations, art, and activities for people of all ages. The celebration attracts upwards of 2,000 people annually. Previous vendors include Guayaki Yerba Mate, KIND snacks, and the Isla Vista Food Co-Op.


Plastic Free Fair

We host the Plastic Free Fair every year to give students a chance to learn more about the damaging impacts of single use plastics and what we can do as individuals and as a community.


We lead hikes several weekends each quarter to trails throughout the Santa Barbara area and provide all transportation. Take a break from studying and explore what this gorgeous town has to offer!

Green Chef

Every quarter EAB hosts our cooking competition Green Chef to spread awareness of how to cook and eat more sustainably. Awards are given to the most creative, most sustainable, and best tasting dishes. Anyone can participate! If you don’t bring a dish, you can still sample other dishes and vote for your favorite. We hope Green Chef will inspire more people to incorporate sustainability into their diets!


EAB regularly partners with Isla Vista Recreation and Parks to beautify Isla Vista. Armed with our high fashion neon vests and tangerine-colored grapplers, we scavenge high and low for the oddities found in the streets of IV.  Help us keep IV clean as we take a relaxing stroll and pick up trash. Afterwards, enjoy FREE snacks provided by EAB!

Habitat Restoration

We volunteer with CCBER and Your Children’s Trees to do restoration on campus and learn more about plants and restoration efforts in the area. We also take special trips out to the Channel Islands to help with restoration out there. It’s a wonderful opportunity to explore the islands and see what California looked like before urbanization!

Trips to the Farmers Market

Visit the Goleta Farmers Market in the Camino Real Marketplace with us to support our local farmers.  Enjoy delicious, locally grown, and organic produce while getting some exercise. Check out our Instagram to find out when our next trip will take place!