Do you support the continued funding of $0.69, (of which $0.11 is for Return to Aid) per ASUCSB membership per quarter and $0.50 for summer quarter for the Environmental Affairs Board (EAB)?
Vote to reaffirm The Environmental Affairs Board (EAB)! EAB is an incredible organization that works to make UCSB and Santa Barbara a better place for everyone! EAB has operated at UCSB for 30 years, and led the founding of many other student orgs including AS Recycling, Zero Waste Committee, Coastal Fund, and the Environmental Justice Alliance.
Some of EAB’s recent accomplishments and activities include:
EAB met with county officials to successfully prevent dirty and unsafe fossil fuel infrastructure projects in Santa Barbara County, including the restart of the corroded pipeline that was responsible for the 2015 Refugio Oil Spill. This pipeline would have locked Santa Barbara into fossil fuel infrastructure for decades, putting climate goals out of reach. Through this process EAB trained students in issue advocacy, message development and how to participate in public meetings.
EAB hosts several trash clean ups and restoration events per quarter that help to keep Isla Vista’s streets clean and restore important ecological areas like the North Campus Open Space while also providing volunteer hours to participating students. Most recently, EAB organized volunteers to pick up trash following Deltopia.
EAB was involved in crafting the original UC Sustainability policy, which now includes a carbon neutrality goal. Recently, EAB successfully advocated that this goal be strengthened so it does not rely on carbon offsets.
Every year, EAB holds the Isla Vista Earth Day Festival with live music, activities, and student org tabling.
Please vote to reaffirm EAB, your vote is so appreciated!