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A Beginner’s Guide to Composting
A Beginner's Guide to Composting
Here at LoaTree, we’re no stranger to the benefits of reducing and reusing our waste. Our office strives to promote a sustainable environment through practices big and small. From composting our d...
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Ladies of Loa Celebrate Women’s Month
Ladies of Loa Celebrate Women's Month
We celebrate the power of women every day at LoaTree HQ. From celebrating small victories to collaborating on big ideas, to attending empowerment luncheons and hosting events highl...
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Reflecting on the Better World Series
Reflecting on the Better World Series
As 2017 comes to a close, we want to reflect on the good that unraveled with the Better World Series: a project by LoaTree. What is the Better World Series? The Better World Series was...
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Creating a Vision for the Future with Favianna Rodriguez
Creating a Vision for the Future with Favianna Rodriguez
“Defend Your Home, Defend Your City, Defend Your Planet” by Favianna Rodriguez What do you see when you look at this image? The visual itself is simple enough: a woman and chi...
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Farmers Front and Center: A Down to Earth Conversation with our Local Food Producers
Farmers Front and Center: A Down to Earth Conversation with our Local Food Producers
Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties are home to many farms, large and small, raising a variety of crops, livestock, and other food products. The average American is multiple generations removed fro...
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Community Event to Celebrate Purchase of Carpinteria Bluffs
Community Event to Celebrate Purchase of Carpinteria Bluffs
Just 15 months ago, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County launched an ambitious $7.9 million campaign to purchase Carpinteria Bluffs III, a small but important portion of the larger Carpinteria...
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Marquesan School Children: Guardians of the Bay
Marquesan School Children: Guardians of the Bay
“We are starting with the kids. They are our future.” Kristian Beadle, captain of The Green Coconut Run’s Aldebaran, listened as Marquesan local Pascal explained his dilemma. Th...
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Inside the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement
Inside the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement
When we spend money, we make investments. Even when we make purchases that are seemingly insignificant, such as a coffee on the way to work or a nice dinner, we put money towards...
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Conservation Groups Raise Millions to Purchase Carpinteria Bluffs Property
Conservation Groups Raise Millions to Purchase Carpinteria Bluffs Property
Just 14 months ago, the Land Trust launched an ambitious $7.9 million campaign to purchase Carpinteria Bluffs III, a small but important portion of the larger Carpinteri...
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7th Annual Fermentation Festival Returns to Santa Barbara
7th Annual Fermentation Festival Returns to Santa Barbara
Tickets are now on sale for the 7th annual Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival (SBFF), to be held Saturday, September 10, 2017, at Rancho La Patera & Stow Hou...
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Latino Conservation Week: Harnessing the Latino Role in Conservation
Latino Conservation Week: Harnessing the Latino Role in Conservation
This week marks Latino Conservation Week (LCW), an initiative of Hispanic Access Foundation. It was created “to support the Latino community getting ...
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Take the Pledge – Go #ReefFriendly for Ocean Health
Take the Pledge - Go #ReefFriendly for Ocean Health
It’s summer, it’s hot, and millions of Americans are headed to the beach to swim, surf, and cool off. Some are even lucky enough to head out of town to a tropical paradise comp...
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Living Plastic Free: Recipes!
Living Plastic Free: Recipes!
This month, as part of LoaTree’s ongoing Better World Series, we have been hosting a number of events aimed at educating the public about the risks of plastic pollution. Each event...
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‘Peace Out, Plastics!’ Events to Feature Alison Teal
'Peace Out, Plastics!' Events to Feature Alison Teal
This month, as part of LoaTree’s ongoing Better World Series, Santa Barbara will play host to a number of events aimed at educating the public about the risks posed by plastic pollution while encou...
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The Future of Sustainable Communities
The Future of Sustainable Communities
When you picture a city, what do you think of? Smog? Overcrowding? Bumper to bumper traffic? While these unfortunate realities are often the case in major cities across America, urban co...
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Women Making Waves: Join the Better World Series For An Evening With Female Eco-Leaders
Women Making Waves: Join the Better World Series For An Evening With Female Eco-Leaders
LoaTree invites you to attend the Mujeres y Climate Justice gathering, a panel featuring national leaders representing women at the front lines of climate justice. This event is part of our Better W...
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Five Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Five Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
How much do you think about your carbon footprint? Do you make an effort to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions? Whether you're an expert or a novice on greenhouse emissions, anyone ...
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Show Your Support for National Parks!
Show Your Support for National Parks!
In honor of #NationalParkWeek, we at Loa have been reflecting on the significance of national parks. Fig. 1 - Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park What’s not to love? Since t...
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Music to our Ears: Sustainability at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Music to our Ears: Sustainability at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
With festival season upon us, music lovers of all ages are gearing up for the experience of a lifetime. Regardless of your music preference, festivals off...
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Lucidity Festival: Chapter Six of Six, Eudaimonia
Lucidity Festival: Chapter Six of Six, Eudaimonia
This April 7-9th, 2017, Lucidity Festival is returning to Live Oak Campground, which will serve as the temporary home to over 120 different musicians, DJs, performers and stage design...
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