January 2016

January 6, 2016

Where Does My E-waste Go After I Recycle It At the Saturday, January 9th Collection Event?

Most of us take for granted some or all of our home collection of a computer, monitor, printer, television, stereo, DVD player, VCR, cell phone and small kitchen appliances. Have you ever wondered what happens to all that e-waste when it is discarded? Well, it takes a village to recycle all that e-waste, and the Ojai Valley is lucky enough to have many environmental partners in our “village.” For eight years the Coalition has partnered with E. J. Harrison & Sons and Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station in Ventura. They assist us financially (the City of Ojai is also helping fund the 2016 event), and they furnish the manpower and wherewithal to collect and recycle tons of materials at our annual E-waste Event. Our partners at Ojai Community Bank and Ojai Valley Directory help us with the local logistics and marketing.

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January 3, 2016

Annual Seed Swap Saturday, Feb. 27

5th Annual Seed & Plant Swap
Saturday, February 27 - 1 to 4 p.m.
Chaparral Auditorium 414 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai

SeedSwapFlyer_2016_LoRez.jpgGardeners and farmers both current and aspiring are invited to join in for the 5th Annual Ojai Valley Seed & Plant Swap. Bring your stories and passion for growing food, and if you have them, bring seeds, cuttings, or starts to share. The Swap is hosted by the Ojai Valley Green Coalition with Food for Thought Ojai and the Center for Regenerative Agriculture.

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January 2, 2016

The CITY REPAIR Project Comes to Ojai

Sunday, March 20
- Free Interactive Intersection 'Repair' Experience
111 Rincon St.
Noon to 4 p.m.

Sunday, March 20
- Mark Lakeman & Placemaking Storytelling
Hosted by the Coalition
Chaparral Auditorium 414 E. Ojai Ave.
6 to 9 p.m.
$20 Suggested Donation, No One Turned Away

Monday, March 21
- Urban Placemaking for Cultural Transformation Workshop with
Mark Lakeman & City Repair team
111 Rincon St. - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Cost $85 / Scholarships available
Click here to sign-up and pay for the Monday workshop.

Come learn with others in your community about successful strategies for transforming public spaces, building partnership cultures with and within governmental bodies, and empowering the local community with tools to carry on into the future.

Presented by Mark Lakeman and core members from City Repair Project, this project will provide a dazzling spectrum of real world tools for building participatory culture and manifesting lasting change through physical interventions.

This workshop will also present powerful ideas for building resiliency while also addressing the seemingly inevitable effects of gentrification. Bring your own ideas because the summation of the workshop will be strategies and timelines for doing projects in the Ojai Valley.

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January 1, 2016

Salon X: Thursday, April 7 - Biophilia

“Traditionally a salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation.”

We meet the 1st Thursday of every other month at the Ojai Valley Green Coalition Resource Center – 206 N. Signal St., Suite S, in downtown Ojai.

Biophilia: the love of living things
Salon%20April%20Image%20-%20Give%20credit.png The famous biologist E.O. Wilson defines biophilia as the human urge to affiliate with other forms of life and nature as a whole.
Many of us experience this deep connection to living things, whether an animal, a forest, a river, a bird, or our own backyard. When did you first fall in love with nature? Was it a sudden epiphany or has it been a lifelong connection? Come into the circle to share with song, art, story, or the written word: whichever way you are moved.

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