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Explore Ecology

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Organization Mission

Explore Ecology is an environmental education nonprofit. We work with over 30,000 youth annually, inspiring them to engage with the natural world, think critically, and become passionate about the environment. Programs include Art From Scrap, the Watershed Resource Center, Environmental Education and School Gardens. We encourage creativity and connection between people and the environment and are committed to empowering the next generation of environmental stewards.

The Big Idea:
Who Gives A Scrap? – Food Scrap and Waste Reduction Campaign

Who Gives A Scrap? We do! Explore Ecology’s team is dedicated to educating our community about waste reduction and environmental sustainability. We encourage you to re-think waste by composting your food scraps, joining our monthly beach cleanups, and practicing re-use at Art From Scrap. Explore Ecology partners with schools, foundations, nonprofits, and government agencies to educate our community about this important issue. Let’s move toward a waste-free Santa Barbara County. Together we can do it. Please give a scrap!

My son never lets me throw food waste in the trash because of his participation in the Explore Ecology School Gardens Program at his school. We now have a worm bin! I never dreamed I’d have pet worms that do so much good for my garden!

— Alisa Pepper (Mom – La Patera School), Goleta