Get out, get active!
We often write letters or attend hearings to advocate for strong environmental policy. Recently, we have advocated against the proposal for new oil drilling in northern Santa Barbara County, and have asked our county supervisors to remove the damaging rock wall at Goleta Beach.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Farmers Market Bike Rides
Bike with us to the Goleta Farmers Market in the Camino Real Marketplace to support our local farmers. Enjoy delicious, locally grown, and organic produce while getting some exercise. Check out the EAB Facebook page to find out when our next bike ride will take place!
EAB leads an awesome camping trip every quarter! Come learn more about your fellow EABers while hanging out at the beach, adventuring into unknown territories, or getting some exercise. Past trips have included Joshua Tree National Park, El Capitan State Beach, San Rafael Wilderness, and more!
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 Cooperative.