PLANT A SOLAR SEED TODAY
About the campaign
In 1969, the community of Santa Barbara and Goleta was devastated by one of the largest oil spills in the United States waters at that time. An approximate 3 million tons of oil spilled into our waters, fouled our beaches, and harmed our wildlife. In the face of this crisis, the community banded together and showed resilience. The anguish and frustration felt by community members transformed them into activists working to protect the environment. Passionate citizens formed many local environmental advocacy groups, and the UCSB faculty founded the environmental studies program.
As students of this program and Solar Ambassadors of this team, we find inspiration in our beginnings. We believe in utilizing the power of community in the fight against climate change because we have experienced it first hand through our own community. RE-volv has given us the chance to become agents of change and to support resilient communities all over the nation.