The United Nations Climate Change Conference – Part Two

The United Nations Climate Change Conference – Part Two

Advocacy, VCCOOL historical
People around the world are converging into committed groups of concerned citizens about climate change. For example, the Coalition Climat 21 (from France) is "made up of over 130 civil society organizations; such as labor unions, religious organizations, human rights & environmental NGOs, and independent social movements." During the United Nations COP21 conference in Paris last December, Coalition Climat 21 hosted one of the many people-powered gatherings to continue the grassroots organizations doing THE WORK world leaders were mostly talking about at the corporatized UN event. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez was at both the official and unofficial venues. He is a musician and youth director of Earth Guardians. You can hear from him in this short video filmed during COP21. Kid Warrior Paris: A Generation's Call to Action from BLKFLM on Vimeo.…
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The United Nations Climate Change Conference

The United Nations Climate Change Conference

Advocacy, VCCOOL historical
Photo from the Ventura Climate March, November 29th, a local action during the start of #COP21 in Paris. The United Nations Climate Change Conference (aka #ParisCOP21) was the 21st annual Conference of the Parties, wrapped up Dec 12th. Citizen journalists were concerned that international leaders' pledges would be greenwashed - the main floor of the venue was filled with "revolutionary" green products. Vocal activists, such as #EarthGuardians gained access and performed until security carried them from the UN Venue. Corporate types did not accept invitations for the crowd-sourced party happening outside in the streets. Passionate folks from around the world were called to converge on the Climate Talk Capital. Here's their experience:
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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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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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