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.
Chickens are a great addition to a home-grown veggie garden. They reduce bugs, eat scraps, provide high-quality organic fertilizer, and make cute pets - all the while, providing healthy food for the family. An excellent way to reduce your carbon foot print is through what you eat! By growing food on a small organic scale right in your own back yard, you can avoid shipping, packaging, refrigerated warehouses, and petroleum fertilizers and pesticides. Put these two concepts together, and you have why VCCool has been hard at work to make city ordinance more friendly toward these feathered friends. Problem is, most people don't realize what good neighbors city hens can be. They've only had experience with dogs, and are wary about introducing something they're not familiar with. The good news…