April 22 is Earth Day, and Earthday.org, the biggest worldwide coordinating physique for Earth Day commemorations, selected “Restore Our Earth” for this yr’s theme, specializing in the necessity to “restore the world’s ecosystems.”
A concentrate on restoration appears acceptable as elements of the world emerge from pandemic-related isolation, and Earthday.org estimates greater than 1 billion folks worldwide yearly take part in Earth Day actions, making it “the biggest civic observance on the planet.”
One upcoming native occasion, organized by the town of Moorpark with a number of company sponsorships, will function a group yard sale. Yard gross sales are a good way to advertise reuse and keep away from waste, and on Might 1 from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m., in parking zone D of Arroyo Vista Group Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Highway. In line with the town’s promotional materials, “We’ll have a good time our stunning Earth with a group yard sale, crafts, demonstrations, giveaways, and extra!”
The occasion, to be held in accordance with present well being and security tips, will likely be free to buyers. Till April 23, sellers might reserve sales space area the dimensions of two adjoining parking areas for $15 and double sales space areas for $25 by means of the town’s web page for the occasion.
Parking for the occasion will likely be out there in lot C. Gadgets on the market have to be acceptable for a household viewers, and sellers present their very own gross sales gadgets and alter fund. Extra data is offered by contacting organizer Stephanie Anderson or the town’s Recreation Division at 805-517-6300.
Additionally within the east county, the town of Thousand Oaks will host a non-traditional Earth Day exercise. In line with Rod Cordova, an analyst with the town’s Public Works Division, the town invitations the general public to “take part in our Local weather and Environmental Motion Plan stakeholder conferences through Zoom.” The following assembly is April 28.
Stakeholders will talk about water, strong waste, recycling and high quality of life points. Register to take part at https://bit.ly/3rN3CGG. Moreover, the town’s annual Earth Day proclamation this yr will concentrate on the local weather motion plan.
On the opposite aspect of the county on Earth Day, April 22, at 10:30 a.m. in Ojai’s Libbey Park, the Ojai Land Conservancy and the Ojai Valley Inexperienced Coalition will host a ceremonial tree planting. Representatives from the organizations will promote volunteer alternatives starting from public outreach to habitat restoration. For extra data, contact Assistant Public Works Director Alma Quezada at 805-646-5581 x 209.
Town of Oxnard is celebrating Earth Day this month by conducting an outreach marketing campaign selling the free motor oil recycling kits, free deskside recycling containers and free baggage of Agromin compost out there year-round on the metropolis’s Del Norte Regional Recycling and Switch Station. The primary two gadgets can be found to Oxnard residents solely, and one compost bag per day is obtainable to anybody utilizing the buyback middle.
All this month and presumably into subsequent month, the Ventura County Group Basis will host an “Environmental Listening Tour.” In line with Chief Working Officer Jeff Lambert, “In a latest collection of confidential interviews with VCCF donor-clients, roughly 75 p.c recognized environmental points as one in all their most essential giving priorities.”
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In response, the muse is scheduling conferences with nonprofits concerned in environmental work. Via “listening classes” with teams of roughly 5 folks at a time, basis employees will decide “gaps in funding and companies that philanthropy can fill,” in line with Lambert.
The muse will present skilled recommendation to the nonprofits and supply details about the non-profits to their donor-clients. Lambert famous donors like the muse to behave as their middleman, offering donor confidentiality and guaranteeing nonprofits are sustainably managed and making good use of funds.
The muse additionally helps nonprofits acquire funding from nationwide organizations and from federal and state grants. Environmental organizations serious about taking part ought to contact Govt Assistant Calleen O’Neall at 805-330-6987.
The Ventura County Regional Vitality Alliance and the Electrical Car Advocates of Ventura County are presently organizing an Earth Day promotion of electrical vehicles. Extra data will likely be out there at www.vcenergy.org.
David Goldstein, an environmental analyst with Ventura County Public Works, could also be reached at 805-658-4312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.