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Buy Fair Trade for the Holidays and Support COAST!

25% of ALL Sales go to COAST!

November 1st thru December 31st
exclusively at Novica.com/COAST

You need to shop for the holidays, so why not make it Fair Trade, and support COAST at the same time!  In partnership with National Geographic, Novica offers beautiful Fair Trade and socially responsible products handcrafted from around the world to empower the artisans that make the items you purchase online.  And this holiday season, Novica is donating 25% of all product sales made at our promotional website URL to COAST to support our ongoing advocacy.  There’s no limit…ALL your purchases at Novica.com/COAST apply to benefit COAST!  And the more Fair Trade items you purchase, the more you’re helping empower the artisans of the world for their livelihood.  Ready to shop?  Just click on the Novica image or the links above to be sure you’re at the right Novica site to benefit COAST.  Thank you for your support…and good taste!

Upcoming COAST Happenings!

Jun
12
Wed
COAST General Meeting @ Check our General Meeeting Webpage for Updates
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Join us for our monthly general meeting where we discuss timely and pertinent transportation issues for the region.  Feel free to bring your lunch!

For more information on this month’s speakers please visit ‘General Meetings’ menu option under ‘About Us’.

Our General Meeting locations will be relocating in 2019.  Check our ‘General Meetings’ webpage for location details, coming soon.

Eastside Neighborhood Meeting @ Eastside Library - MLK Wing
Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us each month as we meet with Eastside residents and MTD representatives and discuss pedestrian safety issues and bus transit services throughout Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria.  Get your questions answered and submit your requests for improved transit service, bus stop lighting and safety.  Translation provided.

COAST’s Eastside Walks program empowers residents in Eastside Santa Barbara neighborhoods to advocate for improved road user safety, including pedestrian improvements in street and intersection lighting, sidewalk infill, bridge widening, and transit service.

Jun
22
Sat
COAST’s Solstice Parade Party! @ Pacific Premier Bank
Jun 22 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Join COAST as we celebrate the 45th Summer Solstice Celebration with curbside seats at the parade, tacos, beer, wine, margaritas and great company!  All admission proceeds go towards supporting COAST’s general advocacy programs.

This year’s Solstice Parade theme is ‘Wonder’.  Use your imagination and come in your most creative parade-themed costume (optional, of course)!

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Admission tickets are an affordable $35 donation, and for just $40 you get a ticket and a one-year new COAST membership (cannot be used to renew an existing membership).  Take this opportunity to support us as a COAST member!

We also accept cash, checks and major debit/credit cards at the door.

Consider becoming a COAST Solstice Parade Party Sponsor! See our Sponsorship Program details here:

http://coast-santabarbara.weebly.com/word-on-the-street/new-sponsorship-program


IMPORTANT: Please note seating on the parade route is limited, first-come, first-served, and admission does not guarantee a parade seat. Contact Carolynn Johnson, COAST Executive Director, if you have an elderly or mobility-challenged guest prior to the event, to talk about seating options.

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this event possible (more to come…get your name on the list!):

Bronze Sponsors:

Brian Fahnestock, …

Individual Sponsors:

Eva Inbar, 

In-Kind Sponsors:

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Jun
27
Thu
COAST Advocacy Meeting @ Good Cup - Downtown
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for our monthly public Advocacy Committee meeting on various transportation topics, including Vision Zero:  Our collaborative effort with the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition to end all traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

Jul
10
Wed
COAST General Meeting @ Check our General Meeeting Webpage for Updates
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Join us for our monthly general meeting where we discuss timely and pertinent transportation issues for the region.  Feel free to bring your lunch!

For more information on this month’s speakers please visit ‘General Meetings’ menu option under ‘About Us’.

Our General Meeting locations will be relocating in 2019.  Check our ‘General Meetings’ webpage for location details, coming soon.

 

Something we missed?  Want to post on our calendar?  Please E-Mail us to let us know!

Donate Your Bikes for our Bike Drive!

                    We’re expanding our Safe Routes to School program
                                   and we need your extra bikes!

                    Click the bike sign to learn how to donate your bikes
……………..           ..or to donate funds to our Bike Drive!

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Fall Gathering in Pictures!

Our Fall Gathering fundraiser gala was a wonderfully successful evening of sharing stories, smiles and the joys of sustainable transportation efforts across Santa Barbara County.  No one epitomized that more than our annual Barry Siegel Award recipient, Ed France, Executive Director of the SB Bike Coalition and Bici Centro!  Our silent auction was a big hit, with an array of diverse auction items (generously donated from area businesses) going to the winning high bidders.  Take a look back at that night by ‘strolling’ through our photo slideshow!  Thanks to all those who attended and contributed to our best Fall Gathering yet!  Until next year, keep supporting the many sustainable transportation modes Santa Barbara has to offer!