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OVGC Resource Center Has Moved
7th Annual Earth Hour
Light Bulb Finder
EarthPlay Earth Day is Saturday, April 20th

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Ojai Valley Green Coalition
206 N. Signal St. #S   
Ojai, CA   93023     
(805) 669-8445

This e-newsletter is produced by the Communications & Publicity Committee
Advancing a green, sustainable, and resilient Ojai Valley

New Home for the
OVGC Resource Center


OVGC street sign The Coalition has moved its headquarters down the street to 206 N. Signal St. Suite S (office complex next to Wells Fargo, we're upstairs). More space, fresh air, sunshine and views; less of our hard earned funds! Our phone number remains the same (805) 669-8445. We hope you will visit us sometime Wednesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m


Soon we'll have everything back in order - educational displays and artwork, very impressive resource library, and recycling center for household batteries, handheld electronics, media storage, ink & toner, old holiday lights, and wine corks - to name a few of our 'resources'.


We will have another work day to further organize, paint, and spruce the place up on Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you can't make it on the 16th, how about donating something on our WISH LIST?

  • Bookcase - 6-7' wide x 10-15" deep x 6-7' high
  • Comfy and clean chairs/loveseat
  • Leftover No VOC interior paint and paint brushes
  • Finished panel/table top - 44" wide x 18" deep x 1-2" high
  • 8 locking caster wheels (more detail upon request)
  • Flat screen monitor/TV to connect to DVD player for presentations
  • Materials for a simple custom literature rack (more detail upon request)
  • Plexiglas for protecting mounted posters

Please contact Deborah, if you can help anytime between 9 a.m. and

1 p.m. and/or donate fixtures and materials.


Thank you!


March 23, 2013:
Millions of People Will
Turn Off Their Lights for One Hour


People from all walks of life, from all nations around the world, are the lifeblood of the Earth Hour interconnected global community. They have proven that if you believe in something strongly enough, you can achieve amazing things. Earth Hour is not merely an annual event, but is a continuous movement driving real actions to change the world's use of energy and bring to light human impact on our home, planet Earth.


The Coalition will join the 7th Annual Earth Hour at our new Resource Center located at 206 N. Signal St. #S from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Along with participating in this historic event, we will be kicking off our Lights Down, Please project under our Renewables, Energy Efficiency & Lighting Program (REEL).


2013 Earth HourCome learn how you can take personal steps toward better exterior lighting and, as a Coalition member, help our community turn down its lights. This is an RSVP event and reservations can be emailed to or leave a message at (805) 669-8445. Please download the flyer and share it with family, friends and neighbors.


to read more click here.


Speaking of Lights:

Check Out Light Bulb Finder


Light Bulb WorldLight Bulb Finder is a free mobile app that enables you to switch easily from incandescent to energy-efficient lighting. It displays key bulb specifications and financial savings so you can make fast, informed decisions in stores and at home.


To download the app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android mobile device, visit


EarthPlay Saturday, April 20:

Wishes for Our World


Earth Play 2013 Wishes for Our World is this year's Ojai EarthPlay Earth Day theme. We've distributed 'flags' to public and private schools for kids to design his or her Wish for the World. You'll have a chance to design your own on Earth Day, or if you'd like to design a flag ahead of time or with a group, let us know.


Happening on the beautiful Oak Grove School campus, 220 W. Lomita St. from 11 am to 4 pm, EarthPlay will include student performance pieces, environmental exhibitors, children's activities galore, live music, a sustainable transport showcase (and bike valet), and local foods. Plan to join in on this community event.


Have a green service, product, or message? Exhibit at Earth Day! 


Thank You, your Earth Day Hosts: Food for Thought, Oak Grove School, Ojai Valley Green Coalition, and the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy.


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