This month's theme: Climate Change
The theme for October 2022 is "Climate Change is Scary," because there have been more frequent and severe natural disasters around the world that have scary consequences for the environment and communities impacted, and whether you believe in climate change or not, we should respond to the rising concern of global warming.
Questions to consider
When you think of nature or the environment, how does that make you feel?
If you enjoy nature, would you say something to protect your favorite places?
Do you believe in climate change and what concerns you the most about it?
We are accepting submissions through the third Friday of each month and want to publish the round-up by the final Friday. For this period, we will accept creative submissions until October 21st and will publish by October 28th.
The first issue of the creative Tide is finally complete! I'd like to give a very special thank you to all of our contributors this month and I'd like to encourage you to participate in our next art and poetry round up. Please tell your creative friends about The Community Tide, especially because I have been awkwardly silent on social media.
Special thanks to
Rafaela G. - Oxnard
J.D. Stephans - Oxnard
Justin F. - Ventura
Tamiko S. - Oxnard
Dwain W. - Ventura
For Immediate Release
August 11, 2022
Writer and Website Developer
The Community Tide begins local art and poetry round up
CARPINTERIA, CA — The Community Tide (Tide) was created to be a place to find and organize local and online resources for the cities of Ventura, Carpinteria, and Santa Barbara. The website’s creator, Sabaitide, says that she browsed too much news and media and still could not find a less confusing place to find helpful information, and so her solution was to create her own website to make help easier to find, in both English and Spanish.
The Community Tide makes it easy to find valuable local resources for disaster relief, mental health, safety, and much more. Now, on the more creative side, the Tide is beginning to organize a monthly art and poetry round up in effort to find and organize local creative work, not just community resources. When describing her vision for the Tide, Sabaitide says, “I feel like helpful resources will always be somewhere on the internet, but art and poetry is what's always current, changing, and constantly being created. There’s a lot of creative work that I haven’t seen yet, and that’s what I really want to find and organize for my community.”
The theme for the first monthly art and poetry round up is water, or ‘Welcome to the Tide,’ and for the creative prompt, Sabaitide asks her community, “Does being from an ocean community make you feel connected to nature or others?” For more information on how to share your creative work on the Tide and for the full 2022-2023 theme calendar, please check the Tide for yourself at www.thecommunitytide.com.