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2021 Highlights

06 Jan 2022 10:26 AM | USGBC-CCGBC (Administrator)
  • Left: CCGBC Board President Brandon Kaysen tallies up the lbs. of trash collected on Santa Claus Lane Beach on Coastal Cleanup Day, hosted and coordinated by Explore Ecology. We teamed up with Surf Happens and collected 77 lbs of trash along with 25 volunteers. 
  • Center: CCGBC Communications Director Eva Hogue and CCGBC Board Members Samantha Huntley and Candice Wong participated at our first in-person event of the year, NatureFest hosted by the Dana Adobe & Cultural Center in Nipomo. We brought plants provided by Clearwater Color Wholesale Nursery (Los Osos) and our BuildSMART Trailer.
  • Right: We teamed up with the Ventura College Architecture Department and AIA Santa Barbara to present our Green Building Speaker Series - virtual, monthly, hour-long presentations by professionals within the realm of green building. Topics were on a variety of subjects, such as electrification, solar, LEED certification & more! These presentations were worth 1 LU/HSW Credit for AIA Members, and were free to attend! If you missed a presentation, don't worry! They are available to watch on our YouTube Channel.


  • Left: CCGBC joined 1% for the Planet as a non-profit partner. This is an incredible opportunity, where we aim to network with businesses that have committed to giving 1% of their annual gross sales to environmental non-profits. 1% for the Planet has helped give to six core areas: climate, land, water, food, wildlife, and pollution. The built environment encompasses all of these areas. Our goal is to support and advocate for a healthier and more sustainable environment through the education and advocacy of green building design, construction, and operational excellence. 
  • Center: We have published two newsletters a month, sharing 150+ events, 50 local jobs, and a large range of green building resources with the CCGBC Community. 
  • Right: In November, CCGBC Board Member Natasha Elliott sold plants on behalf of the CCGBC at a mulch and compost giveaway hosted by the City of Ventura at Cornucopia Community Gardens. Natasha, a landscape designer, license landscape contractor, and EPA-certified Water Wise Designer, creates a healthier built environment through working with plants - "designing the built world with natural processes in mind creates more resilient and sustainable communities, thriving watersheds, and the opportunity to live in harmony with nature."


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