AUSB sponsors collaborative lecture series on Contemporary environmental issues

Each quarter, AUSB sponsors a collaborative lecture series on Contemporary Environmental Issues affecting our world. Please join us!
For more information, contact Dr. Dawn Osborn, AUSB BA Program Faculty at

Events are Free and Open to the Public

Plastics in the Ocean: The Problem with Single-Use Plastic Bags
Wednesday, November 2, 6:00-8:00pm   
Fleischmann Auditorium, SB Museum of Natural History

Coastal communities have a special responsibility to manage their watersheds and beaches. Plastic pollution is becoming a serious issue in our oceans. The Community Environmental Council and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper are hosting a screening of the film “Bag It,” followed by a discussion about what we can do to preserve and protect our oceans. Please join us along with a coalition of local ocean advocacy and awareness organizations.

Environmental Advocacy and Renewable Energy
Wednesday, November 9, 6:00-8:00pm   
Fleischmann Auditorium, SB Museum of Natural History

Come learn about environmental justice issues and The Environmental Defense Center – a nonprofit organization that protects and enhances the local environment through education, advocacy, and legal action. Interconnected aspects of our natural environment provide us with beauty and clean water, solace and fresh air, habitat for wildlife and an abundance of healthy food. The Environmental Defense Center carries out its campaigns and cases in defense of these values, to promote the long term conservation of our local environment. Please join us with a panel of experts discussing Santa Barbara’s role in energy, both from a historical perspective and looking toward the future.