IMPACT

Oceans Before Humans:  An Investigation Into the Decline of Shark Populations
Oceans Before Humans: An Investigation Into the Decline of Shark Populations
In my last blog post, “Oceans Before Humans: What Can Sponges Tell Us?”, I walked you through Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) ...
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Partnership for Excellence 2015 – Creating Excellence at Every Level
Partnership for Excellence 2015 - Creating Excellence at Every Level
With more than 72,000 active nonprofits in California contributing to 15% of California’s gross state product, the business world should take heed of ...
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Oceans Before Humans: What Can Sponges Tell Us?
Oceans Before Humans: What Can Sponges Tell Us?
Buenas de Panama! As I mentioned in my last blog post “#LoaGlobal: LoaTree Goes to Panama,” I am currently living in Panama and interning for the Smithsonian Tropical Rese...
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#LoaGlobal: LoaTree Goes to Panama
#LoaGlobal: LoaTree Goes to Panama
Setting the Scene with STRI I have recently embarked on a journey to Panama City where I have been accepted into a research program with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. ST...
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The March for Real Climate Leadership: Empathy Rising
The March for Real Climate Leadership: Empathy Rising
Perhaps it was walking onto a Greyhound bus to the offering of homemade bread (an occurrence unheard of within the realm of public transit) or the 5:30 a.m. exchang...
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Waste – Don’t Waste It: Recycling Initiatives In Santa Barbara County
Waste – Don't Waste It: Recycling Initiatives In Santa Barbara County
While recycling may seem like a simple word, this intricate process is old as the Earth itself. Just as a recycling plant recycles a newspaper that might later be reformed into a ...
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And So We Give
And So We Give
LoaTree, Inc. is a proud business member of the global nonprofit organization, 1% for the Planet. As part of our membership, we have committed to donating 1% of our annual revenues to conservation organ...
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Green Your Holidays: 5 Simple Ways to Minimize Your Impact
Green Your Holidays: 5 Simple Ways to Minimize Your Impact
If someone was to add one more item to my “to-do” list during the holidays, I think I’d have a meltdown worse than Frosty the Snowman could even co...
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Blue Needs You – Double the Impact of Your Holiday Giving
Blue Needs You - Double the Impact of Your Holiday Giving
  “Twas the night before Christmas, when all through SoCal, Not a creature was stirring, not you nor your pal; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...
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A Sea of Change – Getting the Ocean to say “Ahhhhhhh”
A Sea of Change - Getting the Ocean to say "Ahhhhhhh"
You know how a doctor judges your health. She takes your temp, looks in your ears, thumps your chest and gets you to say “ahhhhhh”. But how do you judge the health of ...
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Back to the Future: Quivira 2014
Back to the Future: Quivira 2014
Since 2002, the Quivira Coalition has held its annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, inspiring attendees to look at a blend of our past agricultural practices, community-buildin...
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Pushing for Pedaling: SB Open Streets
Pushing for Pedaling: SB Open Streets
It’s every cyclists dream;  pedaling down a car-free boulevard while the wind plays with your hair and the sun warms your shoulders. No drivers edging into your lane, no rumbling m...
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Full Moon Skies – An Evening with 1% for the Planet and Jack Johnson
Full Moon Skies - An Evening with 1% for the Planet and Jack Johnson
As the sun recently set in Santa Barbara, the birthplace of the modern environmental movement, a full moon steadily rose to take its place. With the fo...
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1% for the Planet: Leadership, Design, and Innovative Technology to Build a Better World
1% for the Planet: Leadership, Design, and Innovative Technology to Build a Better World
As consumers become more aware of the consequences of their choices, market demand is shifting toward environmentally sustainable pr...
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4th Annual Green Drinks Benefit for the SOL Food Festival!
4th Annual Green Drinks Benefit for the SOL Food Festival!
Please join Santa Barbara Green Drinks and LoaTree as we host our 4th Annual Green Drinks benefit for the SOL Food Festival! Join us this Tuesday, September 16th,...
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Planet Ocean: The Status of Our Fisheries and How You Can Help
Planet Ocean: The Status of Our Fisheries and How You Can Help
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 53% of the world’s fisheries are fully exploited, and 32% are overexploited, depl...
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iSURF SCHOOL TO LAUNCH WATERGIRL FUND
iSURF SCHOOL TO LAUNCH WATERGIRL FUND
On August 17th, Santa Barbara’s only women’s surf school will hold its first Annual Block Party, hosted by AVA Santa Barbara and Pali Wine Co. The event will serve as a launching ...
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Businesses Unite for Clean Water in California
Businesses Unite for Clean Water in California
‘Business as usual’ is a thing of the past, and as our natural resources and ecosystems come more and more into play as assets to be protected rather than commodities to ...
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Occupy Beauty: The Beauty We Seek is Already Inside
Occupy Beauty: The Beauty We Seek is Already Inside
On July 12th, 2014 as the clock pushed 11 AM, over seventy open-armed, yoga-mat strapped women sporting massive smiles flocked the Pacifica Graduate Institute. These ...
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Harnessing the Power of California’s Small Businesses to Achieve Environmental Sustainability
Harnessing the Power of California’s Small Businesses to Achieve Environmental Sustainability
When it comes to protecting the environment, sometimes it pays to think small. According to U.S. federal data, there are ove...
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