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The Green Coalition is the public face of environmental advocacy, service and education in the Ojai Valley. If you’ve recently joined or made an extra year-end contribution, we thank you for your vote of confidence and participation in our mission. Every dollar given November 1 to January 31, 2017 up to $10,000 is being doubled! Our members and supporters have made ten years of service and effort possible, and we want to continue our commitment to the flora, fauna and good people of the Ojai Valley for years to come.

Remittance by mail or by PayPal (you don’t need an account)

We think it’s fair to say that the Green Coalition is essential to this Valley for engaging personal and political environmental advocacy, education and service. In turn, however, the Green Coalition requires your support to continue doing this work. Starting, or renewing, your Coalition membership is the best way you can show that as a community, we do not take the work of the Coalition for granted!

In regenerative hope and gratitude,
OVGC Staff and Board

P.S. Remember, your tax deductible donation will be doubled by another dedicated Ojai family up to $10,000! Thank you.

Winter Salon: How We Are Nurtured by Nature

“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 will be meeting quarterly for 2017 at the Coalition Resource Center – 206 N. Signal St., Suite S, in downtown Ojai (upstairs on the Aliso/Signal St. corner).
Winter Salon Theme: How We Are Nurtured by Nature
Thursday, February 16 – 7 to 9 p.m.

Flyer and Further Details Coming Soon

A donation and beverage to share are appreciated, though not required.
Doors open at 6:45 and Salon begins promptly at 7 p.m.
Please note that seating is limited.
The OVGC Resource Center, located at 206 N. Signal St. Suite S in downtown Ojai, offers an excellent collection of books and films for visitors to our library.

December e-News


* Membership Drive

* Water and Energy

* SoCalGas Advisory

* Creek Restoration

Read e-News Here

Volunteer Opportunities!

Help%20Wanted%20Sign.jpg• Flexible hours and job descriptions
• Feel good returns
• Zero pay, zero pressure
What’s Not to Like?

Short Term Opportunities:
• Saturday, January 14. Staff Ewaste Event sorting recyclables - various shifts.
• At various events and efforts take photos and/or create short videos for us – no professional experience needed. We’re looking for very organic, unscripted photos and videos taken with your phone!

For those interested in working on ongoing efforts:
• Our Save Our Water, Ojai work group seeks team members
• If you want to work on permaculture based projects let us know, we’ll be getting this going soon
• Love Social Media? . . . keep the Coalition Facebook and Twitter pages current and relevant
• Help at the Resource Center with special projects and clerical tasks Weds., Thurs., or Fri. afternoons
• Join with one of our affiliate organizations – Ojai Valley Bike Coalition or Electric Vehicle Advocates

If you’d like to find out more or sign on, please email or call (805) 669-8445.

Ojai Water Series

Award winning journalist Kit Stolz (and Coalition Board member) wrote a three-part series on the past, present and future state of water in the Ojai Valley. First printed in the Ojai Valley News summer of 2016, the articles were funded by a SoCalGas grant and are reprinted here without the OVN edits.


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Help Stop Shot Hole Borer Beetle

Folks, we have a new tree pest in town. I sat in on a community meeting of state, county and local stakeholders to get the “scoop”. Everyone needs to care, be aware, and take action on your property as this pest is easily carried via compost, firewood, and mulch. Please help spread the word to neighbors, friends, family and your networks, like civic groups, church, etc. Below are pertinent information and links.
Thank you,
Deborah - Program Director

Please post and pass on this important notice about the Beetle

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Save Our Water, Ojai!

New Water Resource Webpage - Good Job Ventura River Watershed Council!


"Water efficiency" means using improved technologies and practices that deliver equal or better service with less water.
"Water conservation" is the curtailment of water use - doing "less" with less water.

Water-saving InfoMark
Indoor Tips
Outdoor Tips
Water Conservation Checklist
Graywater 101
Graywater Guidelines Ventura County
Graywater Gardening - from Buckets to Irrigation Systems

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Water Efficient Product Search

Rebates & Toolkits
Save Our H20 Toolkit
FREE Water Conservation Devices
High Efficiency Washers & Toilets
Smart Irrigation Controllers
Rebate Finder

Water Wise Gardening in Ventura County
Water Saving Plants
Drought Tolerant Garden


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Ojai and Ventura County's
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