Dr. Vandana Shiva at Earth Day 2016

Earth Day 2016 – In celebration of sustainable living, global awareness, and the joy of nature, four Ojai-based organizations teamed up to host this once-a-year free community event – Food for Thought, Oak Grove School, the Ojai Valley Green Coalition, and the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy.

Over 2,300 people attended the event. The day included live entertainment, world food, environmental presentations and exhibits, art, field play, yoga, community involvement, and great ideas for our world. Everything took place under the trees on Oak Grove School’s 150-acre campus. Visitors also had ample opportunities to find ways to live greener and appreciate the natural wonders we all share.

See photos from the event on our Facebook page. The featured speaker at this year’s event was Dr. Vandana Shiva. Dr. Shiva’s work spans teaching at universities worldwide to working with peasants in rural India. Time Magazine identified her as an environmental ‘hero’ in 2003, and Asia Week has called her one of the five most powerful communicators in Asia. In November 2010, Forbes Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as one of the Seven Most Powerful Women on the Globe. See her speech below.