In This Issue
A Mission for All of Us
Drop off E-waste; Then Head Over to Stewart Canyon Creek
Thank You for Your Service, Kerry and Marci
Check Out Our Resource Center in 2015

Quick Links


Join Ojai Valley Green Coalition Now


Ojai Valley Green Coalition Website


December OVGC E-News




Friday, January 9

Dynamic Governance Empowering People & Organizations


Saturday, January 10

Creek Restoration Work Day


Saturday, January 10

Ewaste Collection
and Recycling Event


Jan. 16 & 17

The Psychospiritual Necessity of Wild Places


Saturday, Feb. 28
Save the Date  

Annual Seed and Plant Exchange


City of Ojai Website Redesign


As an 'eco-advocate', please check out the City of Ojai's online website questionaire and let staff know how you would like to use the city website. One suggestion: let's ask for easy-to-find sustainability resources!


Free Water Survey


for all Water Agency Residential and Commercial Customers.


Click below to follow the Coalition on Facebook and Twitter!



Board of Directors

Joanie Blaxter
Noel Douglas
Cynthia Grier
Ched Myers
Margaret Tarmy
David White



Donate Now

Ojai Valley Green Coalition
Resource Center
206 N. Signal St. #S
Ojai, CA 93023

Mailing Address
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

The Ojai Valley Green Coalition
Is For All of Us!


Happy New Year to you, dear e-news readers. We really appreciate that you open up our communications. We're getting 'to it' right out of the 2015 gate, and invite you to hop on board with us.


If there aren't enough hours in your day for hands-on participation, supporting us financially is an important way to participate (if you have contributed already, we thank you). We have 23 more days to hit our goal of $10,000 and receive a match! We're $4,115.00 away from that goal, so we urge you to click here and become a supporting member.


If you ARE able to get involved personally, please follow this link for a description of upcoming planning workgroups and needed support, then hit reply and let us know which might be of interest to you. With only one equivalent fulltime employee, we really need "all hands on deck" to advance a resilient and sustainable Ojai Valley AND a sustainable Green Coalition. Volunteer opportunities at this time include:

  • Porch Light Project
  • Business Membership Ambassador
  • Monthly Living Green Salons
  • Food Preparation Summer Series
  • Google Email System Set-up
  • New Wordpress Websites
  • DonorPerfect Online Database Organizing
  • OVGC Employee Handbook

2015 will be a GREAT year with your help. Whatever form your contribution takes, we THANK YOU!


Saturday, January 10th
Busy, Busy, Busy


Did you get new e-goods during the holidays? We hope you saved your old gadgets for recycling, if they couldn't be reused. Come by car, come on foot with a wheelbarrow - we don't care how you do it! We'll be at Ojai Community Bank parking lot, 402 W. Ojai Ave. - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check out all you can recycle here. 


Then head over to Stewart Canyon Creek 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to help plant trees and shrubs as part of C.R.E.W. restoration work, a dedicated group who we help with volunteer outreach. The overall goal of our efforts is to re-establish a functioning riparian ecosystem to support a diversity of wildlife species and to improve the flow of water.


Call the Resource Center at (805) 669-8445 with any questions.


Thank You for Your Service
Kerry and Marci


We're sorry to share with you that Kerry Miller and Marcia Murphy have stepped down from the Green Coalition Board, although they do plan to stay active with us. We thank them so much for their service.


Do you know our Board of Directors? Would you like to be considered for a Board position? Email Deborah or call (805) 669-8445 to find out more.


"Everyone can be great,
because everyone can serve."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The best way to find yourself
is to lose yourself in the service of others."
- Mahatma Gandhi



Make a Resolution
to Visit Your Resource Center
This Year


Our librarian, Laurie Walters, shares her favorite book.

Have you checked out the Green Coalition Resource Center yet? We are here to serve the Ojai Valley community and offer a lot of cool, green resources:

  • Environmental book and film library with cozy reading area;
  • Staff to help you research your questions;
  • Extensive literature on all types of environmental subjects and resources;
  • Fun learning tools for your classroom students or kids at home.
The Resource Center is also available to rent for your meetings and small functions.


Download a Printable Version of This Form