March 2010

March 21, 2010

Good News for Ojai: Feds Deem Pedestrians, Cyclists and Motorists Equals

Thanks to Ojai bicycle/pedestrian advocate and OVGC Transportation Comittee member John van Houten, M.D., for calling my attention to this article.

This is the best news for making Ojai a model bicycle/pedestrian friendly city that I've seen in years. It will help us move forward in implementing the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan that the City of Ojai adopted over ten years ago.

Here are some excerpts-- a link to the entire article appears at the end.

Feds Deem Pedestrians, Cyclists and Motorists Equals

At long last, the feds have said the needs of pedestrians and cyclists must be placed alongside, not behind, those of motorists.

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March 15, 2010

Film Showing -- Power of Community, March 27

On Saturday afternoon, March 27, at 4:30pm at the Ojai Theatre, the Ojai Valley Green Coalition will make a special presentation of the documentary film The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil.

The film focuses on the oil supply crisis that the collapse of the Soviet Union brought upon Cuba. This Cuban experience of the 1990s offers lessons to help prepare other nations with petroleum-based economies—such as our own—for a future in which oil will become more more expensive and could eventually be unavailable.

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March 3, 2010

March 2010 E-Newsletter


March E-News Contents:

* Our March Community Presentation: The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

* Saying "Vaya Con Dios" to Our Board Member Sue Broidy

* Meet the Directors and Committee Chairs! Come to Soule Park for Our First-Ever Coalition Social

* Executive Director Deborah Pendrey on "A Season of Renewal"

* The Neighborhood Foresters of the Ojai Trees Group

* Field Notes on the Ongoing Ojai Creek Riparian Habitat Restoration
from Brian Holly, Biologist and Project Manager

* Longtime Resident Mary Long Writes on Ojai’s Arbor Day Celebration 2010

March 2, 2010

Ojai Arbor Day Celebration on Thursday March 11

Join the Ojai Tree Committee, The City of Ojai, The Ojai Valley Green Coalition, Ojai Trees and local school children to celebrate Arbor Day and congratulate the City of Ojai on becoming a Tree City USA! We’ll begin at 10:00am, Thursday March 11, in Libbey Park at the Bandstand. There will be a memorial tree blessing and planting in the east barranca area being restored by the Watershed Group of The Ojai Valley Green Coalition. The City of Ojai will receive recognition as a Tree City USA by our Southern California State Forester.

Everyone is invited to come help us celebrate our community forest!

Meet the Directors -- Coalition Social at Soule Park on Sunday March 14

Here's an opportunity to learn about the coalition and meet with the board of directors, committee heads and active members of various projects. Sunday March 14, 3:30pm - 5pm, we'll be near the baseball diamond.

Bring a snack, a ball and bat, and a lawn chair and get ready to meet some green folks. Until then you know where to find us!