Santa Barbarans love our Mother, as we prove each April when thousands flock to the annual Earth Day event, which the Community Environmental Council (CEC) has hosted since 1970. In addition to learning about the latest and greatest planet-saving solutions, there is also some great shopping to be had in the Meet Your Makers area. If you are a “maker” yourself — i.e., an artist, designer, crafter, or (healthy) food producer — you can apply for a spot at the festival. It’s a highly curated section to ensure the CEC’s mission for the event is achieved, which is “to provide unique opportunities and events for savvy, conscious consumers to vote for causes and products they believe in and can feel good about.” To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit sbearthday.org. Earth Day takes place April 26, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and April 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in Alameda Park.