Monthly Archives: February 2014
Why are these teenagers smiling? Because they know there is much to smile about.

“Thank You” Is More Than Good Manners: It is a Path to Success and Happiness

By Kari Weber Emotional intelligence and the practice of mindfulness received significant attention recently, including the front page of the February issue of Time magazine. Locally, Santa Barbara High School instituted Restorative Justice Practice, a Read more


Video: Cooking From Scratch Requires an Investment in the Right Tools

In the brief video below, Chef Instructor Kirsten Criswell explains why the Orfalea Foundation’s support for scratch-cooking in our local schools has included the purchase of top-quality kitchen equipment.  


Author Michael Moss to Speak at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on Saturday, February 22

  Join us this Saturday at 3:00 PM when Michael Moss, author of Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, takes the stage at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Moss’s investigative reporting goes inside America’s Read more

Not Yet Equal: A Snapshot of Women in Santa Barbara County

    Inspired by Gloria Steinem‘s visit to Santa Barbara, the Orfalea Foundation collected some statistics that present a snapshot of Santa Barbara County’s progress on the road to equality for women. In some ways, Read more

How might reusable canteens affect climate change? Leaders in business, philanthropy and environmentalism will discuss such topics at Connecting The Dots.

Connecting The Dots Conference Coming February 13

On February 13, 1% for the Planet, the world’s largest environmental network, hosts the first Connecting the Dots Conference, a virtual conference to bring together business and nonprofit leaders across the globe for a discussion Read more


Salt Sugar Fat Author Coming to Santa Barbara

The Pulitzer Prize winning author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, is speaking at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on Saturday, February 22, at 3:00 PM. Michael Moss conducted a very thorough investigation of the Read more

Mark Bittman on Tobacco, Firearms, and Food

In a neutral (“free”) market, there’d be more room for producers and processors of fruits and vegetables to make money by responding to increased demand for wholesome fruits and vegetables without competing with subsidized junk Read more