September 2015

September 24, 2015

Ride to Ojai Day and Use Our Bike Valet!

It’s time again for Ojai Day on Saturday, October 17. The Ojai Valley Green Coalition’s free bike valet service will be on hand to help reduce the number of cars descending on the downtown area as people arrive for the festivities. The Coalition will set up a bike check service at Ojai Avenue and Ventura Street on the ‘Go Green’ block. In offering the service, the Coalition hopes to encourage attendees to benefit the environment by pedaling to the event, rather than driving.
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The great block party known as Ojai Day attracts more local participants than any other event in the year. The valet bike parking service, now eight years running, works like a coat check for bicycles: bicycle riders will be issued a claim check for their bikes, and then the bikes will be guarded by Coalition members in a secure “bike corral.” This means that the bicycles—as well as accessories such as helmets—will be safe from damage or theft.

The Green Coalition is committed to encouraging more bicycle riding in Ojai. Each person who bicycles rather than drives to Ojai Day will have the satisfaction of knowing that he or she is reducing carbon emissions in the valley. Participants can also catch the Ojai Trolley for free rides to and from the Ojai Day celebration.

For more Ojai Day details visit www.ojaiday.com.

September 6, 2015

September e-News on Stands

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* Energy Education Seminar
* Salon Series VII – “Re-conciliation”
* Creek Clean-up Sept. 12
* Ojai Food Co-op Update
Read e-News Here

September 4, 2015

Update on the Ojai Food Co-op
with Co-founder Michelle Dohrn

OVGC member Michelle Dohrn helped found the Ojai Food Co-op in 2012. Michelle says the idea “sprouted” while she was picking potatoes on a local organic farm with her young daughter. Engaged in the physical act of harvesting those potatoes, she realized she had something incredibly valuable in her hands, a direct relationship with a farmer. She and her daughter were lucky enough to see where their food comes from and experience the work it takes to grow their food. “It so deeply touched me that I thought ‘why don't more people have access to this type of local organic fresh food?’" According to Andy Warhol, ‘the grocery cart is the most powerful tool for social change.’

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