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Posted On: Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 10:59 AM
I love telling people I live in Santa Barbara. The response is almost always the same: an envious dreamy look that says, "Santa Barbara is amazing. I wish I lived there!" It's true that our little utopia offers an abundance of sunshine, outdoor activity, year-round produce and friendly community that appreciates it all. With such gracious Earthly offerings, Santa Barbara's natural wonders are treasured year-round, but with Earth Day just around the corner-and Santa Barbara being home to the first Earth Day celebration in 1970-we're excited to celebrate Ecotopia in March and April! Ecotopia is a tribute to SB's sustainable side, including the Earth Day Festival, steps you can take to lower your travel footprint, tips on earth-friendly dining, shopping and activities, and information on experiencing Santa Barbara Car-Free.
If you're looking for some quick guides on environmentally-friendly ways to enjoy Santa Barbara, here are a few quick references.
- Go Car-Free in SB
- Enjoy our pristine beaches and parks
- Visit one of the six weekly, local farmers markets
- Check out our itineraries geared toward sustainable travel