January 2012

January 26, 2012

Ojai City Planning Commision - Reviewing New Light Ordinance

City planning commision will be reviewing and recommending to city council a new light ordinance. In the works for four years, please come out and support OVGC member, Gail Topping, who has led this effort in getting a light ordinance passed that addresses light pollution and lighting efficiency. Click Here
to read the ordinance.

January 18, 2012

Jan 23 - Open House Invitation

You are invited!

On Monday, January 23 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. join us for an informal preview of the Green Coalition's new Green Resource Center on Ojai Avenue. This is a free open house and is a great way to get to know the Coalition and directors, share ideas and concerns, and see where you might tap in.

Over wine and cheese and in an hour, two of our Board members, David White and Caryn Bosson, will share the history of the Coalition, and gather your thoughts and ideas for how we might create a more sustainable and resilient future for our community.

This is a not a fundraiser. Just come with your curiosity and ideas!
RSVP requested. The program is one hour: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 327 E. Ojai Ave. (next to Ojai Pizza, through the gate).

If you'd like to join us, please RSVP to membership@ojaivalleygreencoalition.com. THANK YOU.

Thank YOU! OVGC Membership Drive!

Update February, 1, 2012:

Thank You, Gracias, Merci, Bedankt, Arigato

Thanks to everyone who has supported our work! Everyone who donated, everyone who volunteered, everyone who took the time to take action in the last year.

We came close to our $10,000 goal and feel really good about it. Our final amount - $7827.00.

Thank you Ojai Valley and Friends from afar.



Wow! We’ve raised $6,812.00 toward our $10,000.00 matching challenge needed by January 31, 2012.

Thanks to all who have stepped up. This is so great and we’re getting close, but hitting our mark would be fantastic and is critical to our ability to continue our key projects and other efforts. If you have not yet responded, can you get us to our goal? We have $3,188.00 more to go.

Not a member yet, please join. Up for renewal, keep on keeping on.

In a position to give an extra gift, double thanks. Been thinking of a gift membership, what better way to express your love than with an early Valentine’s that says I care about the environment you live in and want to make a difference.

The Ojai Valley Green Coalition needs your financial support TODAY to keep up the work you read about here and in our newsletters. If you contribute by the January deadline, every dollar is doubled! That’s funds that will be used to further a green, sustainable and resilient Ojai Valley for all of us now and in the future.

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Our award-winning volunteer-driven organization brings educational events and hands-on projects that improve our sustainability in the Ojai Valley. There is so much more to be done. With your financial support, we can deepen the impact of our projects, education, and advocacy work that restore and preserve our environment for all of us.

Invest in the Ojai Valley Green Coalition with a monthly membership donation as low as $10.00. It’s simple and easy to do securely.

Or join as an annual member with as little as $25.00 a year. Or give a gift membership or add to your current membership to help us achieve some specific goals.

Act TODAY so your gift to the Ojai Valley Green Coalition can be DOUBLED by our special membership challenge up to $10,000.00!

Access to our website and subscription to our monthly e-newsletter are free, but by supporting our work as a supporting member, you will be helping us to:

* Bring our resource center to its full potential
* Continue to move a city ordinance forward and educate the community on light pollution
* Campaign for a city single-use carryout bag reduction ordinance
* Produce educational presentations, workshops and events
* Map our valley water, food, and energy assets and needs
* Encourage residents and businesses to reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost
* Foster an awareness of the effects of our food choices and increase local food production

Perhaps the best reason for giving to the Ojai Valley Green Coalition is that you are helping to grow the movement of people working together to build a more sustainable and resilient community. And that's a gift we all can enjoy—now and for generations to come. Please join us.

January 12, 2012

January E-News 2012

Check out the Ojai Valley Green Coalition's monthly E-news:

* E-waste Collection Event

* Help OVGC Meet $10,000 Matching Donation Challenge

* Calling All EV Owners

* Corporate Personhood Update

Read E-News Here...

January 4, 2012


In partnership with Ojai Valley Directory, Ojai Community Bank, Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer, and PC Pros, the Ojai Valley Green Coalition will once again hold an e-waste recycling event on Saturday, January 7, 2012, in the bank’s parking lot, located at 402 W. Ojai Ave. Ojai , from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.

The event is open to all Ojai Valley residents and businesses.

E-Recycling of California will be accepting for recycling most types of electronics, including computers, monitors, and all accessories; TVs, radios, stereo and small appliances, such as toasters and microwaves.

The Coalition will also be recycling household batteries (limit five pounds), ink and toner cartridges, CDs and DVDs with cases, cassette tapes with cases, iPods, cell phones and incandescent holiday lights.

Did you receive new electronics or small appliances as holiday gifts? It’s illegal to dispose of your old items in the trash, or in regular recycle bins. These universal wastes, as they are called, contain toxic heavy metals that can leach into the ground, so they cannot go to landfills.

The coalition also collects, CDs, DVDs, ink and toner cartridges, iPods and cell phones year round at its resource center located at 327 E. Ojai Ave.


January 2, 2012

Food News - January 2012

Find out what the Food Council has been up to:

* Gourmand or Glutton, hmm?

* The Best Way to Defeat GMO Food is....
GOING TO SEED: 4TH Annual Seed Swap

* Ventura County Agricultural Summit - COMING SOON: February 17th

* Grow Food Party Crew Inspires 100 Seeds of Change
Read Food News Here...