Kudos to the folks at the Lobero.
As of September 1, the theater will be the first registered “green’ theater in town–the first theatrical or cinematic business to adapt sustainable practices in cooperation with the City of Santa Barbara’s Environmental Services Recycling and Foodscraps Recycling Programs. The Lobero Theatre is also planning the addition of photo-voltaic (solar) panels, and exploring other energy-efficient improvements in the coming year.
Patrons and performers will begin seeing additional collection bins, which will be conveniently located and clearly-labeled for Recycling, Compost, and Landfill Items. The City of Santa Barbara’s Foodscraps Recycling program collects the compost materials to create nutrient-rich soil which can be sold to consumers or used in public parks and gardens. Compostable items will include all leftover foodscraps and biodegradable plates, flatware and paper goods which will be required for use during all Lobero shows, including concessions and receptions. For more information click here.
Toast the greener Lobero with LoaTree and friends for September’s Green Drinks benefit for the Sustainable, Organic, Local (SOL) Food Festival on Tuesday, September 20, at 6 p.m. in the Lobero Theatre Courtyard. Cost is $10 and includes a complimentary glass of wine from Martian Vineyard, and hors d’ oeuvres featuring local farm products.