VCCool’s 7th Annual Youth Bicycle Rodeo

VCCool’s 7th Annual Youth Bicycle Rodeo

Advocacy, HUB Club Youth Program, Partners, VCCOOL historical, Ventura Bike HUB
Friday, September 28th 10:00am to 2:00am  (Be sure to arrive by 1:30!) Start at Mission Plaza 211 N Main St., Ventura CA Free to the Public Youth 5-19 and their Family English/Spanish Friendly Come to VCCool's 7th Annual Youth Bicycle Safety Rodeo! It’s the biggest youth bicycle event of the year. A fun and exciting event for the entire family. VCCool wants to make sure youth have the bike equipment, a safe properly -working bicycle, and a strong understanding of bicycle “street smarts.” We’re also bringing in the COOLNESS: a bicycle fashion show and “Bling my Bike.” Features Include: Bicycle Helmet Fit – Free helmet to all youth (19 and under) who need one. Special gift to all youth who have one. Bike check and basic repairs – Free to…
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Toby Smith – HUB Master Mechanic Wins Award

Toby Smith – HUB Master Mechanic Wins Award

VCCOOL historical, Ventura Bike HUB
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.  
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Do the Math: The Movie –  with 350.org

Do the Math: The Movie – with 350.org

Event, VCCOOL historical
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.
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Interview with VCCool’s Director

Interview with VCCool’s Director

VCCOOL historical
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.
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City Planning is Key for a Green City

City Planning is Key for a Green City

Advocacy, Event
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…
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