Welcome to the Ojai Valley Green Coalition

The Ojai Valley Green Coalition is a gathering of residents and friends of the Ojai Valley actively working together to create an environmentally sustainable community in Ojai. ...

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June e-News on Stands

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* Rooftop Solar Matters
* Salon Series IV – “Trees”
* Graywater Education Webinar Series
* Studio Landscape Business Profile & Thank You
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Go Solar with Us, Last Workshop June 30

A Group-purchasing Solar PV Program
Running April 22 - July 18

Announcing the launch of "Solarize Ojai," a three-month long group purchasing program designed to make going solar easier and more affordable for Ojai Valley homeowners. Our partner, the Community Environmental Council (CEC) helps guide homeowners through the entire process as an unbiased expert resource - making it as easy as possible for everyone to go solar.
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Salon Series V: Theme "Simplicity"

Next Salon Slated for Friday, July 10
Theme: "Simplicity"
“A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation.”
 
Bosse_Salon_de_dames.jpgSALON SERIES V is Friday, July 10th, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ojai Valley Green Coalition Resource Center – 206 N. Signal St., Suite S, in downtown Ojai.

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Saturday, July 11 Energy Education Seminar

Visit Our "Energy: the New Frontier" webpage to register and see full details.

ReSource Center Available to Rent

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June 2, 2015

Business Member Profile: Studio Landscape

It's time for another Business Member shout out, this time to Kathy Nolan, owner of Studio Landscape. Kathy Nolan was an early supporter and director/president of the OVGC. Now it is our turn to thank her for being an OVGC business member.

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Rooftop Solar Matters

As the Sierra Club so eloquently put it: ‘… rooftop solar is safe and long lasting, with zero emissions and a low water footprint. No one ever had an asthma attack because of a solar panel, nor have we ever heard of a catastrophic solar-power spill threatening fish and wildlife.’

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April 6, 2015

Solarize Ojai: A Group-purchasing Program Running April 22 – July 22

Announcing the launch of “Solarize Ojai,” a three-month long group purchasing program designed to make going solar easier and more affordable for Ojai Valley homeowners. Our partner, the Community Environmental Council (CEC) helps guide homeowners through the entire process as an unbiased expert resource – making it as easy as possible for everyone to go solar.

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Solarize Ojai: A Group-purchasing Program Running April 22 – July 22

Announcing the launch of “Solarize Ojai,” a three-month long group purchasing program designed to make going solar easier and more affordable for Ojai Valley homeowners. Our partner, the Community Environmental Council (CEC) helps guide homeowners through the entire process as an unbiased expert resource – making it as easy as possible for everyone to go solar.

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December 3, 2014

Donate Now and Your Donation Will Be Doubled

Dear Friend,

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Green Coalition Joins CREW in Next Phase of Creek Restoration Work

Stewart Canyon Creek, the next two Saturdays, December 6th and 13th

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November 5, 2014

Sunday, November 9th the Coalition Hosts The Ojai Film Festival FOCUS EARTH 2014 Screening of Bringing It Home

It has been over 40 years since President Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act making hemp illegal, yet industrial hemp has no drug value. The film Bringing it Home is packed with information that will leave you surprised and well informed about the often misunderstood topic of industrial hemp.

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September 3, 2014

The Coalition’s Green Living Series Begins!

Please join us for two dynamic speaker events filled with valuable information, concepts, and tools to take home.

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September 20th is California Coastal and Waterway Cleanup Day

The Coalition will partner with the Ventura Countywide Coalition for Coastal and Inland Waterways.

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August 4, 2014

To Whom It May Concern: Waking Up to Water

by Deborah Pendrey, Director

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July 13, 2014

Good Exterior Lighting is Good Business

As our loyal readers know, the city of Ojai adopted an updated exterior light ordinance in August 2013, and the Coalition has been helping the city with outreach to residents. Recently, the focus has turned to businesses.

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July 11, 2014

Do You Know Dulanie Ellis, Editor of our Food News?

This month we’re honoring a longtime activist in Ojai’s local food movement, Dulanie Ellis. Dulanie shares, “my passion for food and agriculture developed as a result of moving to Ventura County and falling in love with the farmland. I realized if we weren’t careful and if we didn’t protect it, we would lose this rural quality of life.”

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April 3, 2014

What is Ecopsychology?

The Coalition will host two programs exploring Ecopsychology – a half-day introductory workshop Saturday, April 26, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and a 5-week course on Thursdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 5:45 to 7 p.m. Ecopsychology: Exploring the Complex Relationship between Nature and Human Nature will be conducted by Lori Pye, Ph.D. at the Resource Center, 206 N. Signal St. Suite S, Ojai.

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March 4, 2014

Facing Drought Together

Editor's note: Coalition executive director, Deborah Pendrey, has accepted an invitation to sit on a panel as part of a full afternoon of discourse on saving water and staying in community. The event takes place at The Ojai Retreat on Sunday, March 9, 1:30 to 5 p.m. Reservations are required. Let us not be fooled back into complacency with the recent fabulous (but not nearly enough) rain event. A new way of life and course must be set – read on.

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January 8, 2014

The Zero Waste Approach to Managing Resources

What does local jobs development and ‘zero waste’ have in common? A positive impact on the Ojai Valley and beyond. As explained in Wikipedia “Zero waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. No trash is sent to landfills and incinerators. The process recommended is one similar to the way that resources are reused in nature.”

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Recycle Your E-Waste, Plus

The Coalition will hold its 6th annual e-waste recycling event with partners - Ojai Valley Directory, Ojai Community Bank, Harrison Industries, and E-Recycling of California. This VERY popular community service event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine Saturday, January 11, 2014 in the Ojai Community Bank’s parking lot located at 402 W. Ojai Ave. The event is open to all Ojai Valley residents and businesses. We’ll again have yummy oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip cookies donated by Trader Joe’s to make the line seem shorter.

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December 1, 2013

Resource Center Lending Library Open for Business

by Evergreen Hericks, OVGC member and volunteer

“Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.” ~James Russell Lowell

When I think of all that is right with the world – an important practice of feeding my hope – at the top of the list must be libraries. What better long-lived example of the love of wisdom mixed up with the radically practical notion that a whole community can share a store of resources, and with extremely little fuss? And so, eager to get on that particular bandwagon of sharing information, nurturing life-long learning and, by the way, using our material resources wisely, we proudly announce that the Coalition lending library is now up and running.

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