May 20, 2013
Love Your Garden? Enter the WaterWise Contest!
WaterWise Contest 
Show off your beautiful front yard and inspire others by entering the WaterWise Garden Contest. This contest recognizes residents in Santa Barbara County who maintain their front yard in a way that is both attractive and water efficient. Applications are due by May 31. Read More... 
Makerspace Forum Makerspace Forum at the Central Library
Join the Library and SB Makerspace at the Central Library on May 21 to meet local technicians, students, and inventors. Makerspaces are community spaces where people can collaborate, share knowledge and resources, and work on projects to develop ideas and make things. There will be tables of displays and demonstrations. Read More... 
City Wins Two Planning Awards
The Central Coast chapter of the American Planning Association  awarded the City's General Plan an Award of Excellence for Comprehensive Planning, focusing on the Sustainability Framework and Land Use Element. The  General Plan was also selected as the Jurors Choice. The City's Climate Action Plan received an Award of Merit for Innovation in Green Community Planning. 
New Storm Drain Markers Storm Drain Markers
The City, with the help of community volunteers, has begun an effort to install new storm drain markers throughout the City. The markers remind community members that anything which enters the storm drain system will flow directly to creeks and ocean untreated. The metal markers are designed to last longer than the older plastic markers.  
Make Less Trash by Choosing Less Packaging 
Did you know that the consumer choices you make can affect the amount of trash you produce? Try replacing these overly packaged items with a less packaged alternative.
*    Juice boxes/pouches and bottled water - a better option is a large bottle of juice or tap water and a refillable canteen
*    Chip bags - a better option is a large bag of chips and reusable lunch containers
*    Single serve yogurt pouches - a better option is a large container of yogurt and reusable lunch containers 
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