Homeless Count 2016

Homeless Count 2016

Advocacy, VCCOOL historical
Peter Brown from the City will be running it. This is important to find out how many people we actually have so they can use the data to get supportive services and help. Sign up here on the United Way site: 2016 City of Ventura Homeless Count
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A Different Kind of Biker Gang

A Different Kind of Biker Gang

Event, HUB Club Youth Program, Ventura Bike HUB
This year, children and teenagers from the Ventura area who have been signed up through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program are going to find something special under their tree. For between fifty and sixty of them, they are going to see a gleaming, completely refurbished like-new bike courtesy of the HUB Community Bike Shop in Ventura. The HUB Bike Shop is a program of VCCool, a local climate change grassroots non-profits with the mission to get as many people riding bikes instead of cars as feasible. This mission, intersected this Christmas season with The Salvation Army in Ventura’s mission to get as many gifts into the hands of as many children as possible. Taking bikes that had been returned to Target for a variety of reasons such as missing…
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Check out our June Newsletter!

Check out our June Newsletter!

Newsletter
Dear VCCoolers, THANK YOU for signing our petition supporting Community Choice Energy!  Together with leadership of Community Environmental Council and the Ventura Climate HUB, and other partners, VCCool voices helped inspire a "Yes" vote for Community Choice Energy feasibility study.  Also in this newsletter, speak up about transportation priorities in Ventura County - a 25 year vision, and VCCool partnering with Oxnard PD for protecting people on bicycles. Read more!  
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VCCool Helps Sponsor Ride of Silence 2014

VCCool Helps Sponsor Ride of Silence 2014

Advocacy, Ventura Bike HUB
To get more involved in making streets safer for bicyclists, drop us a note at action@vccool.org. (Oxnard's new bike advocacy group meets every other Friday.)  This year VCCool helped sponsor the Anthony Martinez 3rd Annual Memorial ride. This is the third year that Anthony Martinez and his family have held an annual "Ride of Silence," in honor of his son, and others who have been killed by motorists while riding their bicycles. The Ride of Silence is held nationally on May 21. The tradition started in 2003, and rides are held in hundreds of cities across the country each year. Anthony's ride was well attended. Official count is still out, but a rough estimate has it at 100 riders. VCCool was able to provide non-profit status. We handed VCCool's first "spoke-cards," and…
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Bicycle Awareness Actions!  (Nov 23 & Dec 2)

Bicycle Awareness Actions! (Nov 23 & Dec 2)

Advocacy, Event, Ventura Bike HUB
"In Ventura, Cyclists to Ride for Safety, Awareness" -VC Star, November 22 by Jennifer Letzer VCCool and the Ventura Bicycle Union along with many friends from Oxnard, (and even an artist from L.A.) are taking it to the streets. We are bringing awareness and solutions to the traffic casualties that bikers and walkers are experiencing. Our Message This is a public safety issue and must be addressed. People are getting hurt and killed on our roads - but many, many more people are sick and dying due to in-activity. Fear of active transportation is resulting in epidemic rates of heart-disease, diabetes, asthma, and obesity. Everyone deserves safe roads. TAKE ACTION X 3 1.) Bicycle Awareness Ride Saturday, November 23, 2:00pm-4:30pm, Starting at the HUB Community Bike Shop 1150 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura Wear signs…
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