Sat., Jan. 27 Ride for
 Fundraiser for Project Rwanda — which seeks to
purchase bicycles for workers in the Rwandan coffee industry — will
stage a nine-mile loop from Goleta Beach to More Mesa beginning at
9 a.m. Email for more

Sun., Jan. 28 Vital
 Veterans for Peace, the group that erects
crosses near Stearns Wharf in memory of the soldiers who have died
in Iraq, is seeking additional help to set up Arlington West every
Sunday. The weekly demonstration begins at 7:30 a.m. and is taken
down at 3:30 p.m. Those interested in helping should call

Wed., Jan. 31 Green Team: The
Santa Barbara City College Student Sustainability Coalition is
holding Global Warming Energy Action Day. The event will involve
live music at noon in the campus cafeteria, an on-campus screening
of An Inconvenient Truth at 6:30 p.m., and a Q&A with UCSB
geography professor Catherine Gautier and UCSB environmental
sciences professor Adam Green. For more information, email

Ongoing Local Literature: The
Santa Barbara Public Library System and Santa Barbara Reads
encourage residents to read Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue
Dolphins in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Symphony’s
presentation of a new composition based on the story later this
year. Visit or
call 564-5621 for more information.

Green Awards: Do you know a business, school,
or organization that is working hard to protect the environment in
Santa Barbara County? Nominate it for a Green Award at


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