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"Haunting at the Harbor Business Tabletop Expo" October, 24, 2013

On Thursday, October 24, 2013, SustainableVentura.TV went on location to the "Haunting at the Harbor Business Tabletop Expo" presented by the Ventura Chamber of Commerce.  The event, held from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at the Four Point Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort, featured 59 exhibitors, food vendors, raffle prizzes and three hours of fun, networking and mingling.  The City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability and Ventura Water both had booths at the event and were promoting a number of green and sustainable practices.

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Direct download: BusinessExpo.m4a
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

FREE Water Wise Class:  Ocean Friendly Gardens

On Saturday, October 12, 2013,   from 10am-11:30am, Ventura Water, Aqua-flo and Green Thumb Nursery presented the second in a series of six Water Wise classes.  The topic for the day was “How to employ Ocean Friendly Garden principles of CPR- Conservation, Permeability and Retention."

Ocean Friendly Gardens is a trademark of Surfrider Foundation and OFGs, as they’re also known, are beautiful, easy-to-maintain, and serve as vehicles to assist in the prevention of stormwater pollution.

Laura Bauer,, gave a talk and presented an informative slide show that took the audience through the concepts of an Ocean Friendly Garden, how it works, as well some examples of beautiful native plants.  SustainableVentura.TV spoke to some of the attendees who took the class. 

For more information on Green Events, visit:  SustainableVentura.TV.


Direct download: OFGWaterWiseClassPodcast.m4a
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 2:22pm EDT

Green Drinks Interviews at San Buenaventura State Beach on August 14, 2013

On August 14, 2013, Ventura Chamber of Commerce's Green Task Force and Friends of the Channel Coast State Parks presented a FREE Green Drinks Event from 5-7:00pm at San Buenaventura State Beach. Sustainable Ventura's Maryann Ridini Spencer talked to attendees. 


For more information on Green Drinks and upcoming Green Events, visit: SustainableVentura.TV  

Direct download: GreenDrinksAugust142013.m4a
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 8:17pm EDT

FREE Waterwise Gardening Classes starting Saturdays, September 14, 2013, 10:00-11:30am

In this "Sustainable Ventura" podcast host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks with City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Jill Sarick, about the upcoming FREE Waterwise Gardening Classes beginning Saturdays, starting September 14, 2013, 10:00-11:30am.

For more information on the classes and to sign up, visit: or call Jill at (805) 652-4501.

Brought to you by Ventura Water, Aqua-Flo and Green Thumb International Ventura.

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Direct download: FREE_Waterwise_Classes.m4a
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT

Grasscycling - Good for your Lawn & the Environment!

In this "Sustainable Ventura" podcast host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks with Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura's Environmental Sustainability Divsion about grasscycling.  Grasscycling is great for your lawn and the environment!

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Direct download: Grasscycling.m4a
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 11:28am EDT

Green Drinks Event, May 2013.m4a

SustainableVentura.TV  attends the Ventura Green Task Force's Green Drinks Event on May 8, 2013 at Connect Ventura, (50 West Main Street, Ventura).

Green Drinks, well known in international environmental circles, and hosted in approximately 600 cities worldwide, is a network of unstructured meet-ups where environmental professionals from a variety of industries and concerned locals get together in a relaxed settings to network and discuss sustainable topics, exchange ideas, forge valuable relationships and of course, partake in appetizers and drinks. Show host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to professionals that attended the event.

For more information about Green Drinks and other Green Events, Sign up for Sustainable Ventura's monthly newsletter.  Visit:  SustainableVentura.TV

Direct download: Green_Drinks_Event_May_2013.m4a
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT

Defining Green Business with City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Courtney Lindberg

Green Business is Smart Business.  Adopting sustainable practices and policies that help the environment also help a company's bottom line.  In this podcast, City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Courtney Lindberg talks to SustainableVentura.TV's Maryann Ridini Spencer and defines the difference between being a green business vs. just following green practices.   Courtney also shares information on how to become a green certified business in Ventura.  To set an appointment to become a green certified business, contact Courtney at:  805 - 667-6502 or email:

Visit:  SustainableVentura.TV

Direct download: Defining_Green_Business_with_Courtney_Lindberg.m4a
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 11:27am EDT

Preventing Stormwater Pollution

In this "Sustainable Ventura" podcast host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks with Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura's Environmental Sustainability Divsion about preventing stormwater pollution.  Ray offers some great tips on how individuals can make a difference in keeping our environment safe and clean by taking some simple steps. 

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Direct download: PreventStormwaterPollution.m4a
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 1:39pm EDT

Green at the Office Music Video

The February 2013 Sustainable Ventura” TV series features “Beautiful Lessons” music video featuring valuable reduce, reuse and recycling messages and the music of Holly Overin ( and Charell Charley. Environmental Sustainability’s Ray Olson also appears with Marian Macumber. Katherine Kasmir plays the CEO.

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Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 5:48pm EDT

Become a Green Certified Business in Ventura Interview with Courtney Lindberg

In the City of Ventura, California, part of being a smart business means incorporating environmentally friendly practices that take care of your company's bottom line and that help preserve the environment.  In this podcast, Sustainable Ventura host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks with City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Courtney Lindberg about how business can become certified.  It's a FREE process to Ventura-based businesses.  Contact Courtney by email: or call (805) 667-6502.

Also CLICK HERE to WATCH THE VIDEO to find out more about becoming a Certified Green Business on the January 2013 "Sustainable Ventura" show.

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Direct download: CourtneyGreenBusinessPodcast.m4a
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 12:33pm EDT