The Santa Barbara chapter of 350.org, a global movement to solve the climate crisis, rallied cyclists, environmentalists, and other supporters at Linden Field in Carpinteria on 7/27. Wearing colorful signs criticizing fossil fuel industries and shale oil production, over 100 participants called for a more urgent transition to renewable energy. The event included workshops about fossil fuel divestment, the dangers of fracking, how to ban certain fossil fuel practices on the municipal level, and how to put a price on carbon. Rally participants included County Supervisor Salud Carbajal, Santa Barbara City Councilmember Cathy Murillo, and Santa Barbara council candidate Megan Diaz Alley. “We have the ingenuity, the technology, the know-how, and the capability to make the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy,” said Katie Davis, a graduate of Al Gore’s The Climate Reality Project. “All we need is the will.”
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