August 2010

August 30, 2010

Creek Cleanup Day - September 25

In partnership with the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, the Ojai Valley Green Coalition will spearhead a cleanup event for local creeks on Saturday, September 25. Youth and adult volunteers will meet at Libbey Park at 9:00 A.M. and then head out in smaller groups to creek areas in need of trash pickup, returning before noon to turn in the collected trash and recyclables.

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August 11, 2010

'The Vanishing of the Bees' Film Showing - August 28

“Where have all the flowers gone?” was the environmental question of the sixties. These days, though, farmers and gardeners alike are asking, “Where have all the bees gone?”

The Vanishing of the Bees is a must-see for anyone who is curious about the role the busy bee has played over thousands of years. Throughout human history, those tiny creatures in your garden have been a symbol of unity, industriousness, and what it means to work for the greater good. Can you afford to ignore their demise?

See the movie for a suggested $10 donation at the Ojai Theatre, 145 E. Ojai Avenue, at 4:30 p.m. on August 28 and find out.


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August 10, 2010

Green Home & Building Tour and Home Show - October 2


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August 8, 2010

Ojai Day Free Bike Valet - October 16

For this year’s annual Ojai Day on October 16, the Ojai Valley Green Coalition will offer attendees a free bike valet service. In offering the service, the Coalition hopes to encourage attendees to benefit the environment by pedaling to the event, rather than driving.

You will find the bike check service on Ojai Avenue between Blanche and Ventura Streets - see you there!

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August 7, 2010

On Sharrows and Sharing the Road in Ojai

By Suza Francina
If you travel on Grand Avenue, you’ve probably noticed the new shared-lane bicycle arrows, or “sharrows” (a word coined from “share” and “arrows”). These internationally recognized pavement markings, along with soon-to-come “Share the Road” signs and other visual cues, are intended to remind drivers of their legal obligation to share the road.

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August 5, 2010

August E-news 2010

* Our August Community Presentation: The Vanishing of the Bees

* The Watershed Committee Rearranges Itself

* Green Home & Building Tour 2010

* Single-Use Shopping Bags on the Chopping Block

* Coming Soon: Bike Sharrows on Grand Avenue

* Tips for Water Conservation

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August 4, 2010

Bike Safely to Matilija Junior High and Other Schools

For information on participating in the first Matilija Junior High bike safey training on Monday, August 23, 2010, please e-mail, or Junior high or high school age students attending other schools on or beyond the planned route are welcome to attend.

August 1, 2010

Help Cut Summertime Smog

Right now, summer ozone season is in full swing here in Ventura County. Smog season, usually May through October, is when weather conditions are most conducive to ozone production. At ground level, ozone pollution can be harmful to everyone, especially the young and the elderly.

Read on for a few tips to reduce ground-level ozone by decreasing your energy and fuel usage. And, by the way, these tips will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions!

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