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.
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.