Earth Day: Santa Barbara's Big Bash

The celebration of the eco-minded April holiday has deep roots in the city. Join in the two-day doings at Alameda Park (and don't forget to arrive by bike).

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Erin Feinblatt
The celebration of the eco-minded April holiday has deep roots in the city. Join in the two-day doings at Alameda Park (and don't forget to arrive by bike).
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Matt Perko
Bikes are plentiful at Santa Barbara's annual Earth Day weekend, which pedals into Alameda Park on April 18 and 19.
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Andrew Schoneberger
Vendors cover the gamut, from food sellers to plant purveyors, but it is always a good idea to BYO bag (or get a reusable one there).
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Erin Feinblatt
The party in the park is flush with nature, and ways to /enjoy/honor/keep it.
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Erin Feinblatt
Earth Day started in 1970, in large part due to an oil spill near Santa Barbara the previous year. People were spurred to action by the event, action that's grown over four and a half decades.
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Erin Feinblatt
Sustainable foods, including sustainable seafood, take a spotlight.
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Erin Feinblatt
Regional farms and ranches with planet-kind practices make a showing at Alameda Park.
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Erin Feinblatt
So come prepared to eat (and think about where all food hails from).
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DNA
Walking, bicycling, or finding an alternative, non-auto route to Alameda Park -- pogo stick? -- is encouraged.
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DNA
Art and sculpture at the celebration isn't just to be looked upon but thought about (such as this plastic bottle "wave" from a few years back).
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Erin Feinblatt
All living things get the love.
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Andrew Schoneberger
Reuse is one of the bywords of the weekend.
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Erin Feinblatt
The annual Earth Day celebration in Santa Barbara is at Alameda Park on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19.
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