VCCool Newsletter April 15, 2008
Dear Climate Activists,
It’s an event smorgasbord, so get your calendars out, air up your bike tires, find the bus schedule, and call your car-pool buddies! It’s time to meet, greet, and cool the heat.
VCCool will have a booth at two of the events – so see you there.
Also in this issue – important policy information.
-From the folks of VCCool
Mid Town – Expo and Green Home and Garden Tour
Come out and see what your neighbors are doing to go green at home. The Midtown Ventura Community Council is sponsoring an Green Home and Garden Tour. Visit the displays and pick up the map for the tour. Expo and
Updated Slide Show –
Saturday, April 19th
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
EP Foster Library, Topping Room
Gretchen Lewotsky “Climate Jedi” will be presenting this Climate Project presentation. Gretchen is one of 1,000 people who trained with . The slide show has been updated with new information and facts about our local communities.
This event is sponsored by Jorgensen for Congress. Marta Jorgensen is a candidate for the United States House of Representatives, 24th District, and will also be at the event.
in – CEC Style
Sunday, April 20
10 am – 5:30 pm
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
the Community Environmental Council
Green Car Show and Advanced Transportation Marketplace, Energy Village, Environmental Entrepreneurs and Innovators, Live Music and Entertainment on the Solar-powered Stage, Free Bicycle Check-ups, Children’s Area, Ride Free on MTD.
Ventura College Earth Action Day
Wednesday, April 23
10:00 to 2:30 p.m.
car parking is $1 on campus, bicycles free
VC’s second annual is about ACTION–taking action, advocating action–with an emphasis on actions related to .
The event features two stages of entertainment, a film series, booths, a program by EATM, music, singer/songwriters, poets, writers, clothing swap, alternative transportation info, and speakers. (A big thanks to Gwendolyn Alley and Elzbet Diaz de Leon!)
Creating Sustainable Communities
(a Ventura College Earth Week event )
Thursday, April 24th
12:30 to 1:20 p.m.
SCI 352 (the Science Building), Ventura College Campus
Off Telegraph, Ventura
Carl Morehouse, Ventura City Council Member, previously Ventura’s Mayor, will speak on creating sustainable communities. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about city planning issues that affect Ventura citizens, and our ability to curb .
Faith, Food, and Farming:
Presentation and Communal Supper
Presented by Progressive Christians Uniting
Our Faith, Our Bodies, Our Neighbors, our Planet
How does what we eat really matter — and what does it really cost, now and in
the future? Join us for an afternoon of learning and action on the issues of how
our culture of food production and food choices impacts our bodies, our planet,
and our life together. Breakout sessions on organic farming, nutrition, farm
policy, and more. We’ll worship together and share a simple meal at 5 PM. Flyer
Californians for Solar and Clean Energy has just collected enough signatures to put the Solar and Clean Energy Act (SACE) on the 2008 November ballot!
This act requires 50% of all electricity sold by California utilities after 2025 to be generated by clean, renewable sources including: solar, geothermal, wind, biomass, small hydro, and tidal. According to the group, “California’s major investor-owned utilities, as well as coal and nuclear interests have indicated they will vigorously oppose this ballot proposition.” press release,
SACE FAQ V
Two More Green Events
Saturday, April 19th, 10 a.m. to Noon
Low Flow Irrigation practical workshop with John Lamar –
Saturday, April 26, 3-7 pm
EcoLogic Life – green interior building store opens in Ojai – Refreshments and Harp Music Flyer
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