Toby Smith, our Ventura HUB Master Mechanic, trainer, organizer, and key shop manager wins one of Ventura County's "Climate Change Action" awards. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors presented Smith with his award April 16th, 2013 at the Government Center chambers to a packed house of officials and County Activists. His son Maverick also attended to help accept the award. VCCool is excited that Toby brought his considerable talent and passion to the Ventura Bike HUB community bike shop. You can find him helping volunteers and clients to work on their bicycles every Saturday at the HUB. VCCool would also like to congratulate and deeply thank the other exemplary individuals and organizations that won or were nominated for this important award.
Sunday, April 21 7:00pm UU Church of Ventura 5654 Ralston St, Ventura CA Sunday, April 21 7:00pm Arts Center at Thacher, 5025 Thacher Rd, Ojai CA Just Plug in your Zip Code to RSVP This weekend, 350.org is trying to do something that has never been done before: a nationwide movie premier. Do The Math: The Movie tells the story of the growing climate movement, from the new fossil fuel divestment campaign to the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline.
Phil Taggart's "Community Impact" TV talk show, interview's Rachel Morris, VCCool's Executive Director. Host Friday Lubina talks with Rachel about the best ways to take action on climate crisis, VCCool's history and actions, and even what's up with bicycles and back-yard chickens. Visit Community Impact's Vimeo page for more information about this local, CAP's television program. Rachel Morris talks about VC Cool on Community Impact from Phil Taggart on Vimeo.
Who Decides? Should the grocery store be on the edge of town, or in the neighborhood? What saves more resources - building a new community center or repurposing a historic one? Why do we pay to pump water to our gardens, and then flush rainwater down the drain? A typical home built in 1930 700 square feet, a typical home built in 2012 is over 2000 square feet, while family size is shrinking. Is there safe, convenient bike storage at the bus stop? At VCCool, we think a community weighing in about city planning can make a huge difference! That's why we worked tirelessly with City Planning Staff and other organizations like CAUSE, and ASERT, to help create greener plans and code for the City of Ventura. VCCool's Westside Code…
We have green lanes! Help us celebrate by riding with us and decorating cookies. Meet at Loma Vista School on November 4 at 2pm. More info at our Facebook event page. Then on Monday, let the City Council know how much you appreciate riding safely. We're going to comment at 5:30. More info here.