Climate Equity & Culture: Rethinking What Makes an Environmentalist
Chris will unpack environmental justice and the need for culture change to occur simultaneously with policy changes. Re-building relationships between the natural world and communities of color, centering awareness and resiliency into the minds and hearts of Black and Brown youth.
The Sea League
Chris Ragland is a community organizer on a mission to make the ocean a safe space for every race. His new project, The Sea League, aims to diversify coastal zones by creating a year-round ocean sports league that is accessible to low-income youth of color. He has a “fun first” approach to addressing climate change, creating pathways to environmental stewardship through time spent in marine habitats. Chris brings over 15 years of experience as a diver, spearfisher, kayak guide, and surfer with a B.A. in Environmental Studies at UCSB.
Wendy Whitman – Evil Obsessions: Unraveling Our Fascination with Crime
Dec 13, 2023 04:00 PM in Pacific Time
The “true crime” phenomenon has never been more evident. From television series to books to documentaries, there seems to be a never-ending fascination with crime, specifically murder. Serial killers are a constant topic of conversation, whether in the news or in fictional shows and novels. In interview after interview, Wendy Whitman has been asked to explain this obsession.
Charles Feinstein – Addressing the Climate Emergency: Economic and Policy Options and Making Polluters Pay
Jan 17, 2024 04:00 PM in Pacific Time
Climate change is the defining challenge of our time, with global consequences affecting the natural environment, basic livelihoods, and nearly every sector of human activity. The interview will briefly review the current scientific understandings that define climate change as a critical threat.
Petra Beumer – Sweetness of Doing Nothing – Learning from the Italians
Jan 31, 2024 04:00 PM in Pacific Time
What does it take to get off the hamster wheel, unplug from external stressors (and the addictive world of social media), and “come home” to oneself? Simply being and living in the moment is a lost art, as is sitting in a circle and telling stories.
DannieL Fuchs: Thriving Together: The Revolution of Multi-Generational Living
Feb 28, 2024 04:00 PM in Pacific Time
Explore the dynamic world of multi-generational living with Danniel Fuchs, a seasoned executive who transformed into a fervent advocate for shared family homes. Dive into the profound life experiences that shaped his understanding and appreciation for this unique living model.
OUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY
NAVIGATING THROUGH COVID-19
The world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
At TEDxSantaBarbara, we believe it is our role and responsibility to prioritize two things: the health and the well-being of our community while also playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders as they work to contain the virus. Through that lens, we will continue to make decisions with vigilance and courage informed by the latest science-based information.
As of now, we are postponing our main event in the Fall, to the first weekend in November 2021.