What We've Been Up To

April 20 - Thousand Oaks Arbor Earth Day

April 13 - Calabasas Earth Day/Green Expo

January 13 - Electrify Your Home or Business 

This event was the first in a series we are hoping to hold throughout Ventura County --  a venue for residents and small business owners to meet with exhibitors to learn about  weatherization options and electricity, for heating, transportation, solar panels and battery storage, while utilizing tax credits and rebates to offset prices and save money. We are engaging local and small businesses and service providers to share their knowledge, expertise, products and services with attendees from Agoura, Westlake, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Moorpark, and Simi Valley. 

Watch the recordings of the Event Presentations here. Explore the event's program for links to our exhibitors and helpful resources! Would you like to be a part of our next community event? Email us here.

October 15 - Thousand Oaks Rotary Street Fair

October 7 

COSF Native Plantapalooza and EcoFest 

August 26 - Ventura Land Trust: Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Ventura Land Trust Wild and Scenic Film Festival is always a wonderful opportunity for Ventura County CCL volunteers to participate in a community-friendly event, share knowledge, and watch some amazing films "where activism gets inspired". Click here to view more information about the event, including festival programs and film descriptions.

July 16 - 2nd Annual Volunteer Appreciation and Ice Cream Social

Our 2nd Annual Volunteer Appreciation and Ice Cream Social was held at Little Calf Creamery in Thousand Oaks. Thanks to all that came out to celebrate individual volunteer accomplishments as well as our chapter successes for 2022-2023. A hearty "Cheers!" to everyone's determination and hard work for climate action that you do!

We are excited to announce the creation of a new volunteer award, the Richard Elsley Leadership Award, in honor and recognition of Richard "Dick" Elsley, founder of the Conejo Valley Citizens' Climate Lobby Chapter. This year's recipient is Faith Grant, Chapter Co-Lead. 

Thank you for all your continue to do for our chapter, Dick.  And congratulations to Faith on this award!

The Ladies love a climate activist

June 10-14 - CCL National Conference and Lobby Day

Ventura County CCL members Faith Grant, Frances Lee, Alexandria Williams and Jean-Pierre Williams were able to attend in-person and lobby Congress in Washington, DC. Thanks, lobby team, for all of your hard work and preparation to help make this event a success! 

Take a look at our presentation, “Ventura County Goes to Washington”, describing CCL National Lobby Day, and the approach our lobby team took in their discussion with Rep. Julia Brownley (D-26). Want more information on lobbying, or to be involved in a lobby team at the local, state or federal level? Email us! 

April 23 - Calabasas Earth Day Festival and Green Expo

We were so happy to once again participate at the Calabasas Earth Day Festival and Green Expo! This event is well attended, and gets larger every year. Special thanks to Kathy Flynn, Fran Lee, Erik Larson, Dave Gilbertson, Alexandria Williams, and Faith Grant for tabling. Y'all rock!

Want to know more about how you can participate as a CCL volunteer? Email us at venturacountyccl@gmail.com for more info!

April 15 - Thousand Oaks Arbor/Earth Day 

Ventura County CCL volunteers were out in force at the Thousand Oaks Arbor Earth Day celebrations! Our table was visited by many festival attendees wanting to know more about what steps are being taken locally, in California, and the nation to protect the climate provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). We were happy to provide more information and spread the word about what can be done to protect the IRA! Thanks to Tom Seigner, Fran Lee, David Gilbertson, Faith Grant, Erik Larson, Margaret Koster, Alexandria Williams, and Kirk Peterson for tabling at this important community event!

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 

Our succulents earned the chapter some  much needed donations. Have other fundraising ideas? Let us know!

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!

Volunteer Spotlight Series

Want to know what inspires our Volunteers?  Check out our Volunteer Spotlight series on our Instagram 

Environmental Voter Project 

VC-CCL Volunteers are actively participating in CCL's 400 Campaign Season Activities by volunteering their time with EVP. Click here to participate.