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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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‘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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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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Expression Sessions Launch in Wake of Women’s March
Expression Sessions Launch in Wake of Women's March
In partnership with The Lost Art of Love Letters, LoaTree has launched a series of "Expression Sessions" aimed at addressing some of the most critical issues of our d...
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Marching Towards a Better World
Marching Towards a Better World
One week ago today, women took over the world in diversity and unification to stand up for women’s rights in the Women’s March on Washington. On January 21, 2017, we marched because, in...
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Assisted Migration: The Caribou Story
Assisted Migration: The Caribou Story
  This story originally appeared on Greentumble and is repurposed here as part of a third-party collaboration. Greentumble is formed by a group of concerned global citizens th...
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3 Straightforward Reasons To Spend More Time On a Bike
3 Straightforward Reasons To Spend More Time On a Bike
When was the last time you rode your bike across town? Do you cruise through your college town to get to class? Do you ever cycle through the neighborhood with yo...
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The Imlak’esh Impact: Beyond Fair Trade
The Imlak’esh Impact: Beyond Fair Trade
October is known for many things: Autumn, pumpkin spiced lattes, Halloween … and most importantly (in our opinion) Fair Trade month! ‘Fair Trade’ is a practice that ensures fair p...
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How to Park Properly: A Guide to National Parks
How to Park Properly: A Guide to National Parks
100 years ago, when the towering redwoods were fresh sprouts, and the Colorado River poured down through the Grand Canyon, the wilderness began to change. Logging compani...
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Changing The Way We Communicate Climate Change
Changing The Way We Communicate Climate Change
Global climate change is a growing topic of discourse in the media; but could bombarding the public with images of melting ice caps, natural disasters, and daunting dooms...
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Community Gardens: Cultivating Opportunities
Community Gardens: Cultivating Opportunities
Next time you sit down at the table, I invite you to ask yourself where the food on your plate came from -- not where it was purchased, but where it was grown. How did...
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From Paris to Fracking to a Fossil Free Future
From Paris to Fracking to a Fossil Free Future
Paris Climate Conference Figure #1 From November 30th to December 11th of 2015, representatives from across the globe assembled in the Le Bourget suburb of Paris to addre...
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Coasting Through California: A Blue Sky Odyssey
Coasting Through California: A Blue Sky Odyssey
Everyone loves a good road-trip, but we could all do without the discomfort, the amount of gas it takes and the other burdens that accompany the adventure. Philip Jankoski...
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Coffee: Grounds for a Heated Discussion
Coffee: Grounds for a Heated Discussion
Photo by Studio 6 Coffee College is the time when most people experience a big life change—their coffee intake. Overwhelmed by school, work, and deadlines, coffee is often ju...
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Research for a Brighter World
Research for a Brighter World
LED lights have numerous advantages over traditional lighting. Many of us have heard the word LED thrown around, but what exactly does it mean? Light emitting diodes, better known as LEDs...
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What Monarch Butterflies Can Tell Us About Climate Change
What Monarch Butterflies Can Tell Us About Climate Change
UCSB student, Esteni Dominguez, enjoying a morning with the monarchs Winter in Santa Barbara—the time of year where butterfly pictures can take over your Insta...
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LEEDing the Green Building Movement
LEEDing the Green Building Movement
In 1993, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was established. Its mission: to promote sustainability in the building and construction industry. In March 2000, LEED (Leadership i...
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100 Lights for Every 100 Patrons
100 Lights for Every 100 Patrons
The following story originally appeared online as part of the blog series for the Green Coconut Run, and is being re-purposed here, being only slightly modified. “In four countries, ev...
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