Ethan Stewart Reports On Paris Climate Talks

Ethan Stewart Reports on Paris Climate Talks

by Margie Bushman, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network As many of you know, last week we hosted a public forum on the recent Paris Climate Talks at Antioch University Santa Barbara, featuring journalist Ethan Stewart of the Santa Barbara Independent, accompanied by…

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Changing Climate, Changing Landscapes

Changing Climate, Changing Landscapes

We’ve lived in lower Mission Canyon in Santa Barbara for 40 years now. It’s a compound consisting of a small California bungalow and two larger homes. We bought it with friends from our university days and created an environment of…

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When A River Runs Through It

When a River Runs Through It

From when I was a boy growing up in nearby Long Beach until I was in my forties, I thought Los Angeles was a soulless city, ugly and mean. Skies in LA were an eerie, almost indescribable mix of gray…

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Paul Relis: Environmental Frontiersman

Paul Relis: Environmental Frontiersman

Paul Relis: Environmental Frontiersman by Phyllis de Picciotto, Stan Roden Originally published in the Santa Barbara Independent. October 9, 2015. Paul Relis didn’t just happen to be in the right place at the right time. For Santa Barbara’s environmental movement,…

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A Conversation With Paul Relis & Pico Iyer

A Conversation with Paul Relis & Pico Iyer

Paul Relis & Pico Iyer honor the Community Environmental Council’s 45th anniversary. Join this conversational journey exploring the past, present & future of the environmental movement, including a discussion of Paul Relis’s recently published book, Out of the Wasteland –…

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Rebels With A Cause – August 6, 2015

Rebels with a Cause – August 6, 2015

Santa Barbara Permaculture Network and Farmer and the Cook Restaurant Presents Award-Winning Documentary Film Rebels with a Cause How a Battle Over Land Changed the California Landscape Forever with Special Guest Paul Relis Thursday, August 6 , 2015 7:30pm -FREE…

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill: From 1969 To 2015

Santa Barbara Oil Spill: From 1969 to 2015

Santa Barbara Oil Spill: From 1969 to 2015 by the Dedicated Staff of edhat.com reprinted from EdHat. May 23, 2015 The oil spill at Refugio is making local Santa Barbara County residents shudder with thoughts of the devastating spill in…

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China, Raw And Tender By Paul Relis

China, Raw and Tender by Paul Relis

When I first visited China in 1988, the streets of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou were seas of bicycles and pedestrians. There were very few highways, and those were mostly free of cars. Although construction was beginning to ramp up by the mid-80s,…

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