June 2010

June 17, 2010

Light Pollution in the Ojai Valley

On May 11, 2010, at the Ojai City Council meeting, during Unscheduled Items, Ojai resident Martin Potter spoke eloquently for three minutes on light pollution. He gave a history of how he has been trying to get the City to enforce their own ordinance for five years! Here is what he said:

My name is Martin Potter and I live at 108 East Eucalyptus Street. I’m here tonight to speak about enforcement of the City of Ojai Zoning Regulation which deals with light pollution.

Light pollution is the nighttime spill of light upward and outside the boundaries of the property which the light is installed. Light pollution tends to light an otherwise dark sky and interferes with our ability to see the stars, and it is a global problem.

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June 7, 2010

Creek Restoration Workday - June 19

A final spring Ojai Creek restoration volunteer workday will begin at 9:30 A.M., Saturday, June 19, in Libbey Park to weed and mulch the areas already planted with native vegetation. This project is sponsored by the Watershed Committee of the Ojai Valley Green Coalition in partnership with the Earth Island Institute, the Wetlands Recovery Project, and the Coastal Conservancy of Southern California.

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DIRT! Film Showing - June 26

DIRT_Poster_150px.jpgDirt! The Movie takes a humorous look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. Join us at a screening sponsored by the Ojai Valley Green Coalition on Saturday, June 26, at the Ojai Theatre. Making a special appearance at the screening will be Andy Lipkis, the founder of TreePeople.

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June 5, 2010

June 2010 E-News

* Our June Community Presentation: Dirt! The Movie, Saturday,
June 26

* Welcome to the New Chair of the Building Committee - A Perfect Fit for the Job!

* Come Meet and Greet at Libbey Park Sunday, June 6!

* Executive Director Deborah Pendrey: "The State of the Planet Leaves Mulch to be Desired."

* November Ballot Initiative Would Overturn AB 32

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June 4, 2010

Open Letter to Vons Corporation - Bike Racks Needed

Ojai Valley Green Coalition recently wrote to Vons Corporation asking them to promote alternative transportation by installing bike racks at their Ojai location.Given the recent efforts by the City of Ojai to install bike racks around the city, plus the many citizen complaints regarding the lack of bike racks and scarcity of parking spaces for cars in the shopping center where Vons is located, we felt it important to initiate a campaign to correct the situation.

Download our letter HERE, and please send your own letter in support:

Tom Keller
Vons Corporation
618 Michillinda Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007

June 1, 2010

Join me for a Coalition social - June 6

Ruth Cooper is extending an invitation to a Coalition social on June 6, 3 pm - 4:40 pm, in Libbey Park. Plan to attend to learn about current goings on and meet some of the Coalition's active members!

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