Sharing a personal view of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill, the birth of Earth Day, the founding of Environmental Sciences at UCSB, Environmental Law and decades leading the Solstice Parade on stilts

September 10, 2019

Marc's year-long service as an Earth Day 2020 Ambassador commences in Amsterdam today, September 9, 2019, and ends in San Diego on December 23, 2019.

August 14, 2019

Thank you to the KCSB News and Sports community radio for featuring Marc on August 13th, 2019! In this 22 minute interview hosted by Dylan Lewis, Marc reads the epilogue of In Love With Earth: Testimonies and Heartsongs of an Environmental Elder and discusses the impor...

June 25, 2019

Three items of Very Good News! 

1) $19,000 raised so far for the #EarthAmbassador campaign (see below)! Thanks to the donations received so far, through both GoFundMe and the Earth Island Institute project fund, our remaining goal is now $11K;

2) The deadline for meeting...

June 9, 2019

Thank you to KCRW for publishing the article “New book follows the birth of the environmental movement” and featuring Marc on The 805 podcast! In this podcast episode hosted by Jonathan Bastian, Marc discusses the Santa Barbara oil spill that encouraged Marc to enter a...

April 23, 2019

The Santa Barbara Independent graciously featured an excerpt of Marc's book, In Love with Earth, in their Earth Day issue. This excerpt details the important moment that changed Marc’s life forever, setting him on a new course to pursue environmental law. After the San...

January 12, 2019

A huge thank you to Solutions News for featuring Marc McGinnes on their talk show!  In this episode, Rinaldo Brutoco speaks with Marc about “In Love with Earth”, a climate-related Exxon lawsuit, and the importance of maintaining hope as an environmental activist. Check...

January 12, 2019

A special thank you to Noozhawk online news for publishing the article “In Talk at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Marc McGinnes Explores 1969 Oil Blowout”. This article was written by Rita Serotkin and gives a brief overview of his career along with his experience with...

December 14, 2018

Former student Max Schultz has found a new way to share the message about response-ability to our environment, by creating a new comic book with a familiar character, "Master Reishi". He used the ecology flag that Marc likes to wave at Earth Day celebrations as his bel...

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About Marc McGinnes

Marc McGinnes has been inspiring people about what could be possible for this bright blue marble, as an educator, lawyer and activist for over four decades. It's all about collaborative conversation. Join in.


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Earth Day Ambassadors

Earth Day Ambassadors are a community for the Earth and Earth Day, dedicated to generating projects and participation to create Earth Day 2020 as the most impactful ever, on the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day


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