Monterey Bay Community Power changes name

Jul 02, 2020
Monterey Bay Community Power changes name

Apply for the Monterey Bay Community Power Community Advisory Council

In 2021, Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP), soon to be Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE), will be the clean energy provider for Santa Barbara County. MBCP (soon to be CCCE) seeks qualified, passionate and committed applicants for its volunteer Community Advisory Council (CAC). The CAC serves as an advisory body to the MBCP’s Policy and Operations Boards and CAC members serve as important connections to the diverse communities MBCP (soon to be CCCE) serves. Ideally, candidates will be business leaders, energy experts, community leaders and/or sustainability champions and will have a reasonable understanding of, or interest in, the energy business. Applications are due July 15.


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County to Hold Virtual Workshops for Pedestrian & Bike Safety Improvements in Old Town Orcutt and Isla Vista

The County of Santa Barbara Transportation Division is preparing grant applications to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. Input is needed to ensure the County's application reflects the community's values and interests. These virtual workshops will provide an overview of the grant program, potential improvements and opportunities for community input.


Safety Improvement Grant Application and Community Engagement Virtual Town Halls

Old Town Orcutt, July 7, 5:30 pm


Isla Vista, July 8, 5:30 pm


Register Here



City of Buellton Community Cleanup

The City of Buellton would like to host some Community Cleanup days this July and August! Share your thoughts of which areas of town you would like to see cleaned up and whether you would be able to help out. Tools and supplies will be provided, but volunteers are free to bring their own. Volunteers will also get food vouchers to a local restaurant. Please share this survey with friends and neighbors who live in Buellton!


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Santa Barbara County Regional Climate Collaborative

Steering Committee Approves Subcommittees for Sea Level Rise Adaptation and Natural & Working Lands

On June 18, the Steering Committee received presentations from community experts proposing to establish subcommittees to advance regional climate solutions.


The Committee approved the formation of two subcommittees for sea level rise adaptation and natural working lands. The next Committee meeting, tentatively scheduled for August 17, will cover membership dues and strategic planning.


The Santa Barbara County Regional Climate Collaborative is a new network of public agencies, non-profit and for-profit entities to collaborate on solutions to the region's climate challenges.


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Prepare for Wildfire Smoke by Creating a “Clean Air Room” at Home

Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and Santa Barbara County Public Health Department encourage Santa Barbara County residents to plan for poor air quality conditions caused by future wildfire smoke. Smoke and ash from wildfires contain very small particles known as particulate matter. These particles harm the lungs and heart, and can cause coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest pain, nausea, and in severe instances, premature mortality. People with heart or lung disease, seniors, kids, and pregnant women are especially sensitive to smoke.


The best protection against wildfire smoke is to stay indoors as much as possible when smoke is present. See these infographics for ways to ensure your family will have safe indoor air quality. 


How to Choose & Use an Air Purifier


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How to Make Your Own HEPA Air Filter


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Minimizing Sources of Indoor Air Pollution


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Support Local GREEN Businesses

Now more than ever, local businesses need your support. Find local businesses that have been certified by the Santa Barbara County Green Business Program.



FREE Virtual Home Energy Assessments

With warmer weather on the way and nowhere to go, now is a perfect time to find ways to save energy in your home!


Eligible residents in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties can sign up for a FREE virtual home assessment with an Energy Specialist, and receive a free energy efficiency starter pack that includes LED light bulbs, a smart power strip, and more.


This is a free program offered by the Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN).


Learn More and Sign Up



Sustainability at Home





County of Santa Barbara | Sustainability Division | [email protected]

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