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Citizens Learning to Create Cool Cities

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  • Paul Jenkin
    Citizens Learning to Create Cool Cities WHAT: A CEQA Workshop focusing on Using Global Warming Standards to Transform our Cities. CEQA = California
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 27, 2008
      Citizens Learning to Create Cool Cities  

      WHAT:   A CEQA Workshop focusing on Using Global Warming Standards to Transform our Cities. 

      CEQA = California Environmental Quality Act 

      Will we really have 80% less carbon emissions by 2050? Are safe bike routes, walkable communities, and neighborhood 
      gardens possible? That will depend in large part on how vocal and involved citizens are in planning and guiding our 
      communities. CEQA is the body of rules we use for all new development as well as for any substantial renovations. The 
      Global Warming Solutions Act (AB-32) and the sprawl reducing SB-375 are transforming CEQA.  This workshop teaches 
      citizens how to understand CEQA as related to global warming – and how to use it as a tool to make green designs come to 

      WHEN:   Saturday, November 15,   9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
      WHO:  Everyone is invited. 
      This intensive workshop is designed for the inexperienced as well as the experienced – citizens, 
      professionals, and elected officials. The more people involved, the better our communities will be. 

      The AB-32 is calling for huge carbon emissions reductions in California, quickly. Peak Oil is being felt across the nation. Yet 
      bicyclists have no safe routes, large, inefficient homes are being erected, and acres of local farm-land are currently 
      threatened by parking lots. We’ve got a big disconnect between state policy and what we’re actually doing. If we want to 
      slow global warming and have green jobs and homes, then it’s not enough to just be concerned! We need to get educated, 
      roll up our sleeves, and get involved! This same workshop is being offered across California because citizen involvement is a 
      key ingredient to Cool Cities and Cool Counties.  

      PUT ON BY: VCCool, a global warming action group,  is organizing Ventura’s workshop at the local level. The state-wide 
      workshop series has been developed by the Planning and Conservation League Foundation who will provide specialists to 
      teach the course.  
      Ventura Climate Care Options Organized Locally (VCCool) 
      Community Environmental Council (CEC) 
      Ventura Citizens for Hillside Preservation (VCHP) 
      Citizens for a Peaceful Resolution (CPR) 
      Sustainability Council of Ventura County 
      Midtown Ventura Community Council 
      C4 Green Building Council 
      Ventura County Civic Alliance (VCCA) 
      Surfrider Foundation – Ventura 
      The Bell Arts Factory 

      WHERE: Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Avenue. Ventura, CA  93001 

      REGISTRATION:  The full day workshop is $35 for community members, plus optional $12 for lunch.   
      Register on-line at www.vccool.org  (Please try to register by November 12, so we have enough materials for you.) 

      Rachel Morris (805)648-1267  
      VCCool President 


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