People’s Climate March Santa Barbara:
Rally begins at 12:00pm. March begins at 1:30pm.
SLO Meet-up for carpooling is at Meadow Park at 9:40 a.m. (2251 Meadow Street. Off of South Street) .
For information on the march: https://actionnetwork.org/events/peoples-climate-march-santa-barbara
From the Organizers:
Thousands will march on Washington DC and around the world on Apr 29th. Here in Santa Barbara, a coalition of environmental justice activists, members of the faith community, as well as labor, youth & service groups, and small businesses are working together to take a stand for climate justice & a clean energy economy! Rally at noon at SBCC Stadium, followed by march to Leadbetter Beach.
The federal administration wants to back out of our international climate agreements by eliminating the Clean Power Plan, despite unprecedented scientific and global consensus on the need to address climate change. We cannot afford to back down now.
We will offer targeted, local actions you can take to support global climateagreements AND take a stand against increased oil development in Santa Barbara County, setting the goal of 100% clean, renewable energy instead. Join us!
Yes, it will be a Rally AND a March!
At 12pm, we will gather at SBCC’s La Playa Stadium to hear updates from local activists on climate change issues, and hear testimonials from members of our local community affected by these issues, including indigenous voices, workers, youth, faith community, small businesses.
1. Postcard Campaign
Throughout the rally, we will be collecting postcards to the County Board of Supervisors, and to the mayors of SB & Goleta, opposing new oil development in Santa Barbara County and asking them to pledge to 100% renewable energy instead. We will present hopefully 1,000s of postcards to Supervisor Das Williams and Mayor Paula Perotte, and Mayor Pro Tem Jason Rodriguez at the event.
2. Personal Climate Pledge
We will all take a verbal pledge to end climate change. If our president refuses to keep the Paris Agreement, then we all must as citizens uphold our own individual Clean Power Plan! A video will be captured of this pledge and spread virally after the event.
At 1:30pm, we will take up our signs and take to the street! We will be lead in chants and drumming as we head across the street and along Cabrillo Blvd to Leadbetter Beach.
We will hear from local indigenous musicians, singers and dancers and will close with a Chumash blessing on the ocean & our coast.
— We strongly encourage people to come “car-free” to this event. The Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition will offer abundant bike parking in the stadium parking lot.
— We are seeking many fun volunteer positions for the event. View available shifts: http://
— For event inquiries, media requests or other information, please contact Laura Smith at ClimateRallySB@gmail.com.