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Garcia Architects: Five Tips for a Healthy Home

Implementation can cost more upfront, but it's worth it for a better quality of life

Published on 02.22.2011 2:23 p.m.


Green Shorts Film Festival Now Accepting Entries

Online contest includes prizes, and a special screening and awards ceremony at the Lobero

Published on 02.17.2011 6:28 p.m.


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Garcia Architects: Is Going Solar a Bright Idea?

Rooftop panels remain pricey, but rebates and leasing options can help, and there are smaller changes that can make a big difference

Published on 02.16.2011 2:43 p.m.


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UCSB Recreation Center a ‘Showcase’ for Sustainability

The facility partners with Southern California Edison to achieve 'Zero Net Energy Demonstration'

Published on 02.14.2011 1:34 p.m.


Garcia Architects: Green Walls, Roofs and Buildings for the Greater Good

Sustainable design is finally gaining ground

Published on 02.10.2011 1:23 p.m.


Electric Vehicle Workshop Set for Saturday in Santa Barbara

Attendees will learn about rebates, charging stations and more

Published on 02.08.2011 7:40 p.m.


Green Business Program to Honor Newly Certified Local Businesses

Valle Verde Retirement Community, the Red Cross Dodson Center and Camino Real Marketplace will be among the honorees

Published on 02.07.2011 3:29 p.m.


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Three Local Restaurants Are Leading the Way in Going Green

The Courtyard Café and Coral Tree Café at UCSB, and Backyard Bowls have implemented innovative and sustainable workplace strategies

Published on 02.02.2011 11:13 p.m.


Garcia Architects: Higher Density Living Can Equal Higher Quality Living

Santa Barbara already meets many of the prerequisites for a sustainable community

Published on 02.02.2011 4:29 p.m.


WELDesign, Whole Foods to Deliver ‘Grow Food, Save Money’ Seminar

The next installation of the "Sustainable Lifestyle" series will be held Tuesday

Published on 01.31.2011 12:50 p.m.


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MarBorg Industries, Santa Barbara Art Frame Co. Employ Sustained Improvements, Benefits

The local businesses are leaders in incorporating green initiatives into the workplace

Published on 01.26.2011 3:12 p.m.


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Garcia Architects: Simple Is Better — No-Cost Sustainable Design

Consider these few basic approaches to save on air conditioning, heating and lighting expenses

Published on 01.25.2011 2:55 p.m.


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UCSB Marine Science Research Building Earns LEED Gold Certification

It was built in 2005 to be efficient, but campus engineers further reduced energy use by 44 percent

Published on 01.20.2011 4:26 p.m.


WELDesign, Whole Foods to Market a Sustainable Lifestyle with In-Store Seminars

The first presentation, this Saturday, will cover 'Rain/Storm Water Management and Sustainability'

Published on 01.19.2011 7:48 p.m.


Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap to Take Root Jan. 29

Residents are invited to bring seeds, plants, cuttings and knowledge to share

Published on 01.17.2011 7:54 p.m.


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SBCC Taking Big Steps to Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

Photovoltaic array carports and improved lighting at La Playa Stadium have led to significant energy and money savings

Published on 01.13.2011 3:51 p.m.


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Kitson Landscape Management, Towbes Group Are Going Green and Paying It Forward

The companies and their employees are committed to sustainable business practices focused on waste, water and transportation

Published on 01.12.2011 7:45 p.m.


SCEEP Offering Free Energy Savings to South County Businesses

Direct Install Program through SCE provides free energy-efficient products and installation

Published on 01.12.2011 12:46 p.m.


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Michael Chiacos: Electric Cars Hitting the Streets in Santa Barbara

Community Environmental Council takes charge with Plug In Santa Barbara to bolster availability and accessibility for the clean vehicles

Published on 01.10.2011 5:12 p.m.


MarBorg, MedBridge Development Certified by Santa Barbara County’s Green Business Program

Solvang Senior Center and Solvang Gardens Boutique Country Inn also complete requirements

Published on 01.06.2011 5:47 p.m.


Garcia Architects: The Best ‘Green’ Option May Be to Remodel

Consider this updating to-do list to make your home more energy efficient

Published on 01.04.2011 12:59 p.m.


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Learn to Prune Young Trees at Goleta Workshop

Experienced professionals will demonstrate proper techniques during Jan. 22 class

Published on 01.03.2011 8:12 p.m.


Allied Waste Creates ‘Naughty vs. Nice’ Recycling List

Tips aim to help residents cleaning up after the holidays

Published on 12.22.2010 5:19 p.m.


UCSB Institute Designs Energy-Efficient Lamps for Schoolchildren Around the World

The goal for 2011 is to ship 100,000 lamps to Ghana and other developing countries

Published on 12.21.2010 2:20 p.m.


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Allied Waste Adds to Its Fleet of ‘Green’ Collection Trucks

Company purchases five more trucks that run on compressed natural gas

Published on 12.16.2010 6:57 p.m.


New Contract with MarBorg Seen as Boost for UCSB Sustainability

Campus officials say the agreement will help them achieve goals of 100 percent waste diversion by 2020

Published on 12.15.2010 3:41 p.m.


Groups to Hand Out Free Reusable Bags at Local Stores

The giveaways are planned in honor of the 'A Day Without a Bag' campaign

Published on 12.14.2010 3:59 p.m.


Concours D’Elegance Deemed ‘Green’ Success

Only 5 percent of the waste produced at the event ended up in the landfill

Published on 12.09.2010 6:13 p.m.


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Fairview Gardens Opens Registration for Community Agriculture Program

Sign up before Dec. 15 for the 2011 season and save $100

Published on 12.07.2010 3:25 p.m.


County’s Newest Resource Recyling Guide Available

The guide includes tips and information about reducing waste

Published on 12.03.2010 8:10 p.m.


Green Shorts Film Festival Offers Production Class

Prospective contestants will learn video shooting techniques, lighting, and sound and video editing

Published on 11.30.2010 3:49 p.m.


UCSB to Host Meeting of Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition

Dec. 9 meeting, free and open to the public, will focus on electric vehicles and infrastructure

Published on 11.30.2010 2:32 p.m.


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Surfrider Foundation to Showcase The Tridents at ‘Save Gaviota’ Holiday Fundraiser

Mayor Helene Schneider will proclaim 'Tridents Day' in honor of the band's 50th anniversary

Published on 11.29.2010 1:38 p.m.


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Santa Barbara’s WELDesign Honored for Innovative Green Landscape Projects

Santa Barbara Beautiful Award winner also featured on Habitat for Humanity 2010 Tour of Green Homes

Published on 11.28.2010 12:42 a.m.


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Valle Verde Retirement Community Receives 4th Consecutive CalRecycle Waste Reduction Award

The award follows a Green Award from the International Council on Active Aging

Published on 11.23.2010 7:36 p.m.


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