Join the Waste Management Committee for its neighborhood presentation about recycling and consumerism on Thursday June 26th, 7pm, Chaparral Auditorium 414 E. Ojai Ave.
With regular unleaded fuel in Ojai over $4.25 per gallon and a barrel of oil at $135, a record high, peak oil is on many people's mind. Our friends at the Santa Barbara based Community Environmental Council sponsored a half day Tri-County Energy Summit for Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties today in Santa Barbara. The 150 attendees were community activists, non-profit representatives, business leaders, city planners, elected city/county officials, and other governmental employees. I went as a representative of the Ojai Valley Green Coalition. Read the full article with links Here
Kenley Neufeld, Chairman of the Ojai Valley Green Coalition Transportation Committee has announced panelists for the ‘Ojai Reads’ book discussion gathering on June 10th, 7 pm at the Ojai Library. Lester Brown’s book, Plan B 3.0, will be the first in a series of books whose subject matter centers on the environment. A discussion by expert panelists will be followed by small discussion groups facilitated by discussion leaders.
Panelist Todd Cossairt is the Director of Sustainability at Besant Hill School. He is developing and implementing a collaborative community sustainability general plan, integrating 500 acres of developed and preserved open space at the school.
Ojai Valley Green Coalition member Caryn Bosson is forming a ‘Low-Carbon Diet’ group in the Ojai Valley. This “30 day program to lose 5,000 lbs” is based on the 'Low Carbon Diet' workbook which was distributed at Supervisor Steve Bennett’s Valley-wide discussions last year.