40th Annual S.B. Earth Day Festival: Bringing it Home

Celebrate four decades of Earth Day in S.B.! Featuring 200 green business exhibitors, a green shorts film festival, green car show, ecology workshops, art, music, and more.

When: Sunday, April 18, 2010, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Not available

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Citizen's Alert, Special Events


Forty years after organizing one of the first Earth Day celebrations in the nation at the corner of State and Anapamu, the Community Environmental Council (CEC) is preparing to host a historic Santa Barbara Earth Day 40 festival at Alameda Park – adding features to the annual gathering and expanding it over two days: Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18.

Santa Barbara Earth Day 40’s theme is “Bringing it Home,” underscoring the importance of bringing authentic sustainability into our own homes, as well as our larger home – our county, our bioregion, our state, our country, our planet. In line with the Community Environmental Council’s Fossil Free by ’33 campaign, “Bringing it Home” captures the power of daily choices and actions in making Santa Barbara one of the first fossil-free communities in the nation.
Santa Barbara Earth Day 40 will profile more than 200 exhibitors, including cutting-edge companies in emerging green business sector and an array of regional and national environmental organizations. Other features will include a Green Home Pavilion, a Green Shorts Film Festival, a Green Car Show, and other art, educational and ecological presentations. Exhibitor registration will open Monday, February 1 at Keep current by following Santa Barbara Earth Day on Facebook & Twitter.

CEC is teaming up with LoaTree (, an eco-lifestyle company, and New Noise Media Group (, an entertainment production company, to manage large components of the marketing, entertainment, and production of the festival.

Phone: 805-963-0583

Event posted March 28, 2010
Last updated April 17, 2010


Independent Discussion Guidelines

Whereas the concept of Earth Day is a noble one, it is difficult to swallow the "sustainability" package when for the past week I've seen truck after truck hauling in kiosks, chairs, booths, portapotties, etc. Why do we have to celebrate the Earth by hosting 200 exhibitors, a Green Home Pavilion, Car show, etc.? Anyone who has gone to Earth Day before has also seen the piles of trash that is produced by this event.

This is Capitalism at its finest once again. Now that "Green" is in vogue the race to make the most 'green' is on!

SB needs to rethink this event. Presently, it is pure hypocrisy!

wild_one (anonymous profile)
April 16, 2010 at 9:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Earth Day is celebrated by the United Nations and much of the world on the equinox, March 21, when the sun is over the equator shining equally on both hemispheres and the weather is calm. The first Earth Day proclamation was issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto on March 21, 1970.

But this is a free country, and the corporations can have their Earth Day too.

temporism (anonymous profile)
April 17, 2010 at 10:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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