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Earth Week April 16 - 22

Earth Week 2017 a Valley-wide Event

Ojai Earth Day is now Ojai Earth Week! with events taking place throughout the Ojai Valley over the course of the week. Further details at Ojai Earth Week website.

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Pop-Up Produce Stands
Monday, April 17 – Thursday, April 20
Brought to you by Food for Thought Ojai.

March for Science
Saturday, April 22, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Meet-up at the Libbey Park fountain; marching from the Ojai Valley Woman's Club. 

Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center
Open House

Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ojai Valley Land Conservancy Plant Sale
Saturday, April 22 at the Ojai Meadows

Ojai Valley Residential Community Beautification Event
Saturday, April 22, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Downtown Earth Day Celebration at Ojai Woman’s Club
Saturday, April 22 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The public is invited to stop by the Ojai Woman’s Center, 441 E. Ojai Ave. for the family-friendly events as well as two films on ecology. The day’s activities are sponsored by the Ojai Valley Green Coalition, the Ojai Center for Spiritual Living, the City of Ojai, and the Ventura River Water District.

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Opening ceremony "green citizens" of Planet Earth"

10am “Sacred Earth • Sacred Water”
Taking ACTION for Planet Earth – an interfaith event to inspire people to take action to protect the environment and honor the earth

11am Our Water Future
Local Water Supply & “Slow the Flow” film & discussion

1pm “ISLAND EARTH” New Film Release
Screening followed by a dialogue with the director Cyrus Sutton

($10 Suggested Donation, Limited Seating)

10am – 4pm

Water Wise Garden Demos

Soil • Compost • Mulch • Raised Beds • Capture the Rain • Worms

Electrical Vehicle Showcase

YUMMY Bake Sale

Chair Massage

Interactive Booths

 

March e-News

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* Earth Week

* Community Garden Update

* Welcome Michelle

* Earth Hour

Read e-News Here

Beyond the Mirage Panel Discussion

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If you missed our hosted Beyond the Mirage: the Future of Water in the West film & expo event during the Ojai Film Festival, you can view the panel discussion HERE -
THANK YOU Ray Powers and Creekside Productions.
Check out the film DVD from the Coalition Resource Center library.

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, April 22 Earth Day Staffing.
• 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 noel@ovgreencoalition.org or call (805) 669-8445.
THANK YOU!

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!

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"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.

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

Efficiency
WaterSense Label
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
PLEASE, DON’T IRRIGATE BETWEEN 9:00 A.M. AND 6:00 P.M.!
Water Saving Plants
Drought Tolerant Garden

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