On Feb. 20, 2014, we learned “the Green Community Spirit” is alive and well in O.B. as a packed house showed up to celebrated and honor Colleen Dietzel, co-founder of The Green Store. She presented 25 years of The Green Store’s history and activism in O.B. and San Diego.
On Earth Day April 22, 1989, Colleen and Kip opened The Green Store on Voltaire St. Starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with famed environmentalist David Brower. They embarked on a journey to try and “save the world and O.B.,” working with groups such as the Ocean Beach Greens, Rainforest Action Network, Greenpeace, the Save O.B. Coalition and Ocean Beach Grassroots Organization among others. Historically, The Green Store/Ocean Beach Green Center has lead the way as an “Eco-Center of Ocean Beach working for the Environment, Peace and Social Justice.” Thanks to Colleen, Kip & The Green Store friends for their commitment to: • Bringing environmental issues to the forefront • Promote Mom & Pop Businesses • Advancing Social Justice • Educating people about health, farming, water and other issues • Getting residents to take part and have a voice in community issues • Working towards peace • Forming bonds with people that want a better world
• Bringing people together that love O.B.!!!
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