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Ventura Breeze: BikeVentura is having a launch party

Ventura Breeze shared the launch party news! (1 March 2017)

VCCOOL, a grassroots climate change organization is launching a new initiative, BikeVentura. A launch party is planned at the Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., on Saturday, March 4th from 7-10pm. Entertainment will be provided by The Salty Suites and there will be hors d’oeuvres provided by Scratch Ventura. There will be a cash bar with beer provided by Topa Topa Brewery. All proceeds benefit BikeVentura, a 501(3C) organization. The public is welcome, please RSVP for the event on The Ventura Bike HUB’s Facebook page.

BikeVentura is a political action and advocacy initiative, tasked with coordinating with city and county government throughout Ventura County to insure bicyclist safety, bicycle-centered active transportation and road use. Readers may be familiar with The Ventura Bike Hub, another VCCOOL program, that is closely aligned with BikeVentura. “BikeVentura was created to serve the needs of our community through education, empowerment and advocacy,” said Yvonne Adan, acting Executive Director. “Through our Bike HUB, our Kids Club program or our collaboration with local government, BikeVentura brings the community together and is helping to build better bicycle culture in Ventura,” said Heidi Buccola, VCCOOL Board Member.

Camarillo Acorn: Group rides to help keep bicyclists safe

BikeVentura’s launch party is mentioned in the Camarillo Acorn (3 March 2017)

VCCOOL, a grass-roots climate change organization, will launch a new initiative, BikeVentura, at a party from 7 to 10 p.m. Sat., March 4 at the Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave.

BikeVentura is a political action and advocacy initiative tasked with coordinating with city and county government agencies throughout Ventura County to insure bicyclist safety, bicycle-centered active transportation and road use.

The event will include entertainment by The Salty Suites, hors d’oeuvres by Scratch Ventura and Topa Topa Brewery will sell beer. All proceeds will benefit the BikeVentura nonprofit.

The public is welcome. RSVPs are requested at Ventura Bike HUB’s Facebook page. The Ventura Bike Hub is another VCCOOL program.

Fresh Eggs from your Back Yard

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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 is that hens have a lower decibel level than dogs, and for a much shorter time. Also, to get nitty and gritty, one average dog poops as much as 10 average hens – and that stuff is too stinky and dangerous to make good compost. Experienced gardeners know that chickens chow down on all sorts of bugs like earwigs, fly larva, and even snails.

If you are interested in being involved in our efforts to make Ventura chicken friendly, please write to action@vccool.org.