What We've Been Up To
December 10 - Holiday Celebration
Ventura County CCL volunteers celebrated the holidays and our 2022 successes on Saturday, December 10. Food, fun, and friendship abound! Thank you all for an outstanding year of coming together to accomplish many of our 2022 goals. Happy holidays and a Safe, Happy, and Healthy New Year to ALL!
October 16- Thousand Oaks Rotary Street Fair
Ventura County CCL's educational table at T.O. Rotary Street Fair was a lively, bustling, inspiring success! Our volunteers engaged a large crowd of street fair goers and reminded them the importance of voting in this midterm for candidates that are pro-environment. This was also the debut of our climate trivia game -- as you can see it was enjoyed by many of the younger crowd!
Kudos to our volunteers that helped make the day amazing! Faith Grant, Erik Larson, Dave Gilbertson, Kirk Peterson, Kathy Flynn, Adrian Conway, Tom Seigner, Fiona Bremner, Masayo Honjo, Dick Elsley, Shoshana Wheeler, Alexandria Williams, Nathan Valle, and Kyle Edwards!
October 1- COSF Native Plantapalooza and EcoFest!
Ventura County CCL had an educational table at Conejo Open Space Foundation's important community event. Many thanks to volunteers Tom Seigner, Masayo Honjo, Erik Larson, Alexandria Williams, Kathy Flynn, Kyle Edwards, and Faith Grant for engaging the festival goers about climate change and the importance of voting like the Earth depends on it! Left photo: Faith invites festival attendees to chat
Alexandria, Masayo, and Tom at Plantapalooza
Erik welcomes a crowd to VC-CCL's table
Tom and Masayo chat with a festival goer about climate actions
September 17-- Ventura County CCL Presents: Native Plant and Drought-Tolerant Talk by California Naturalist Laura Pasetta
CCL members enjoyed a beautiful morning at the California True Colors Gardening and Learning Center in Thousand Oaks with Laura Pasetta, of Wild-Rootz. Laura spoke about our local climate and how to incorporate more native plants in our gardens, helping to balance our micro-climate, promote our pollinators, and be more water-wise. Thank you, Laura for such a fun and informative session!
August 20 Events: Ventura Pride and Ventura Land Trust Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Many thanks to Tom Seigner, Dick Elsley, Alexandra Miller, Shoshana Wheeler, Fran Lee, Allison Maires, Kathy Flynn, and Alexandria Williams for connecting with the community and spreading the word about Ventura County CCL at these two events!
August Monthly Meeting
Our chapter held its first interview for the 2022 midterms with Claudia Bill-de la Peña, a candidate for the Ventura County District 2 Board of Supervisors. The candidate identified her top three climate action goals to be implementation of building and vehicle electrification, microgrids for enhanced community resilience, and gray water systems for water reuse/conservation. Her additional platform positions include women’s rights, community safety, affordable housing, mental health services and alleviating homelessness. You can learn more by clicking here.
Join us at our next meeting. Information can be found on our calendar.
Ice Cream Social and Volunteer Appreciation
VC-CCL Volunteers gathered at Little Calf Creamery to celebrate our chapter accomplishments and enjoy National Ice Cream Day!