Seeking low-impact, eco-friendly entertainment during your next West Coast venture? Head over to Santa Barbara, where sustainability is a state-of-mind!
In Santa Barbara, sustainable living plays an important role to community members, who aim to preserve the city’s lush abundance of trees, parks, and tracks of open space. Thanks to SB’s city departments of integration for sustainability-driven goals, citizens are encouraged to practice a “go green” lifestyle.
According to the SantaBarbara.gov mission statement, city departments “provide services to the community and conduct daily business in a sustainable manner where we use less energy and fuel, generate less waste, and protect our natural resources.”
The SB community must be doing something right: Santa Barbara ranks in the nation’s top 20 counties for bicycle commuters! A whopping 5,000 residents are estimated to commute to work via bike. Additionally, the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District operates the nation’s largest fleet of battery electric vehicles.
With more than 53 flora parks, Santa Barbara is home to more open space per capita than any other city in the country. SB burgeons with outdoor and interactive recreation. along with various water sports across miles of sandy beaches.
Seeking eco-inspired activities? Check out our latest infographic, which highlights a number of SB’s sustainable, recreation options to help spur the “go green” movement!