PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, October 16, 2015

The Santa Barbara Bowl Stays Carbon-Neutral With Donation From Better World Energy

The Santa Barbara Bowl Stays Carbon-Neutral
With Donation From Better World Energy
SANTA BARBARA, California (September 29, 2015) For the third consecutive year,
Better World Energy, Inc. has helped the Santa Barbara Bowl stay carbon-neutral by
donating wind generated Renewable Energy Certificates, which offset all the grid-based
energy consumed by the Santa Barbara Bowl each year.
Through the donation of zero emission energy generated from wind farms, the Bowl
neutralized the environmental impact of its electricity consumption from 2012 to 2014.
In addition, the installation of thirty-six solar panels at the Bowl has generated
28,895kWh hours of electricity on site and saved 491,221lbs of Co2. The Santa Barbara
Bowl became the first carbon-neutral outdoor concert venue in the U.S. in 2012, and
remains a pillar in the community for its sustainability practices.
“The Santa Barbara Bowl is committed to doing everything it can to have as small a
carbon footprint as possible,” said Rick Boller, executive director of the Santa Barbara
Bowl. “We are honored to have a partner like Better World Energy whose foresight
and leadership have enabled the Bowl to achieve many of its environmental goals.”
This alliance between Better World Energy and the Santa Barbara Bowl is part of a
larger initiative by the Santa Barbara Bowl to become a greener facility. The Bowl
maintains and develops community-leading practices for reducing environmental impact
through water and energy conservation, solar generation, recycling, traffic mitigation and
waste reduction.
“We are proud to partner with such a dynamic venue and organization whose
environmental leadership in water conservation, recycling, and reductions in resources
is so important at this time. The Santa Barbara Bowl is arguably America’s greenest
venue and we are thrilled to support their commitment to carbon neutrality,” says John
Smigelski, CEO of Better World Energy. “Patrons and performers at the Santa Barbara
Bowl can focus on the music, without worrying about the environmental impact of this
great venue. Like a catchy song, we hope that carbon neutrality will spread beyond the
Santa Barbara Bowl, and we look forward to working with artists to help make the rest
of their tours more sustainable.”
The donation of 673 megawatt-hours of wind generated Renewable Energy Certificates
over the last three years is equivalent to the emission reductions of removing 107
vehicles from the road for one year. For more information on how to offset your dayto-
day energy usage, please visit
About Better World Energy
Better World Energy is a California Corporation formed in 2010 behind a simple mission — to
make the world a better place through better energy sources. Better World Energy is dedicated
to reducing America’s greenhouse gas emissions by providing conservation tips and carbon
offsets solutions. Better World Energy is based in San Luis Obispo with an office in Los Angeles.
About Santa Barbara Bowl
The Bowl has become a home for the performing arts in Santa Barbara. As the largest outdoor
amphitheater in Santa Barbara County, the Bowl retains its intimate ambiance while offering
the freedom of a beautiful and natural outdoor venue. The Santa Barbara Bowl is a not for
profit 501(c)-3 organization run by concerned community volunteers dedicated to renovating
this historic facility.
Media Contact


Seth Smigelski, Better World Energy,
Eric Shiflett, Santa Barbara Bowl,

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