March 2008

March 25, 2008

Committee Meeting Dates

The Transportation Committee will meet on the First Monday of the month starting on May 5. We meet for an hour (honest!) from 7:30pm-8:30pm at 308 Drown Ave. Call 646-4832 if you have any questions. All are welcome.

Planning for Earth Day

We had a small, but very productive, meeting tonight. Please take a moment to review the minutes.

Our tasks in the next two weeks are:

1. Volunteer to help at the OVGC Transporation table at the Earth Day event on April 13, Oak Grove School. If you can volunteer, please contact Kenley. Any time slot between 9-5 will be welcome.

2. Create a question that has a multiple choice or true/false answer on the topic of transportation. Read the Did you Know? thread to get some ideas. Post your ideas on our group page. An example would be: What percentage of students who live within two miles of school
ride their bike? 1%, 2.5%, 5%, or 15%.

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT and we need YOUR HELP. Deadline on both tasks is April 6.

March 23, 2008

City presents Roadmap to a Sustainable Ojai

The City of Ojai has produced a ‘Roadmap to a Sustainable Ojai’ The initial draft of this plan was presented at the City Planning Commission in March, 2008. The plan’s areas of focus coincide with the focus of our action committees. The Ojai Valley Green Coalition is listed as a partner to help ‘share ownership and responsibility for designing, developing, and delivering a successful sustainable community…’

March 22, 2008

Attend the Green California Summit and Exposition

The Green California Summit and Exposition takes place April 7th through 9th in Sacramento. There are classes, seminars and exhibits on a wide variety of sustainability subjects. You can download a free pass from the website. If you're interested in car pooling to this event call the OVGC at 653-0445.

March 18, 2008

Be a Watt Watcher @ Home

The OVGC Energy Committee has created an informational flier that takes a lot of the guesswork out of saving money, reducing energy consumption, and preventing greenhouse gas emissions.

March 14, 2008

New County Graywater Guidelines

A ‘graywater system’ allows homeowners to provide subsoil-level landscape irrigation with water originating from their washing machine, bathroom sink, tub or shower. The Ventura County Building Code has new guidelines for graywater systems. Click here to view the guidelines.