On this special episode of the podcast, we honor the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by digging into its oily Santa Barbara origins with local WSL athletes and leaders from Santa Barbara non-profit organizations. Explore what led to Earth Day's creation and the positive impact it has had on environmental activism and legislation with Championship Tour surfers Lakey Peterson and Conner Coffin, Executive Director of Santa Barbara Channelkeeper Kira Redmond, Community Environmental Council Program Director Michael Chiacos, and Environmental Defense Center's Chief Counsel Linda Krop.
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For more tips on what you can do this Earth Day, and everyday, visit wsl.tv/earthday Special thanks to our guests!
- Kira Redmond of Santa Barbara Channelkeeper https://www.sbck.org/
- Linda Krop of the Environmental Defense Center https://www.environmentaldefensecenter.org/
- Michael Chiacos of the Community Environmental Council https://www.cecsb.org/
- Lakey Peterson https://www.instagram.com/lakeypeterson/
- Conner Coffin https://www.instagram.com/connercoffin/
In our research, we stumbled across a couple great resources:
An in depth article on the history of the spill: https://psmag.com/news/the-ocean-is-boiling-the-complete-oral-history-of-the-1969-santa-barbara-oil-spill A recent documentary about the Santa Barbara oil spill, and the power of community: https://bettertogethermovie.com/ Connect with us!
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