Sustainable Ventura

Did you know that in the United States, we throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve than any other time of the year? That accounts for about 1 million tons. In this Sustainable Ventura PODCAST City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Arriana Rabago joins host Maryann Ridini Spencer to share important facts and figures about holiday waste and what you can do to curb it! Visit: CityofVentura.ca.gov/ES and SustainableVentura.TV

 

Direct download: Holiday_Waste_Management_Tips.mp3
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 5:45pm EST

Green Business is SMART Business. In this Sustainable Ventura News PODCAST City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Lars Davenport talks to host Maryann Ridini Spencer about the upcoming Environmental Excellence Awards and becoming a City of Ventura Certified Green Business. For more information, visit:  cityofventura.ca.gov/es and navigate to "Business Services" and SustainableVentura.TV

Get your ticket to the 21st Annual Poinsettia Awards Luncheon 2017 on December 7, 2017. Visit VenturaChamber.com or the Ventura Chamber website.

Direct download: Green_Business_2017.mp3
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

As part of the City of Ventura’s Public Works department, the Environmental Sustainability Division’s mission is to assist in protecting and preserving the sustainability of our beautiful city in order to ensure the environmental, social and economic viability of Ventura for future generations.

The department works with all divisions of the city to help create a combined effort to foster essential environmental practices and initiatives. In this Sustainable Ventura News interview Courtney Lindberg, Supervisor of the City’s Environmental Sustainability Division, talks to host Maryann Ridini Spencer about how the city joins forces with local organizations, non-profits, and businesses for the benefit of the community. Visit: CityofVentura.ca.gov/ES

 

Direct download: Environmental_Sustainability_Partnerships.mp3
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 5:13pm EST

In July 2017, Ventura Water purchased a NO-DES  (also known as a Neutral Output Discharge Elimination System) Truck, which cleans pipes without the need for flushing. Find out how this new system, will save Ventura 10 million gallons of water per year! In this PODCAST, Host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to Ventura Water's Management II Analyst Craig Jones about the truck and its many benefits.

 

Visit: VenturaWater.net and SustainableVentura.TV

Direct download: Ventura_Waters_NO-DES_Truck.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 3:19pm EST

The 33rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, September 16, 9:00 AM to Noon. The event is looking for volunteers to help pick up trash on beaches and near waterways to protect California wildlife as well as conserve the health and beauty of our environment. City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Arriana Rabago shares information.

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Visit: http://www.vccoastcleanup.org

Find a Cleanup Site Near You:

http://www.vccoastcleanup.org/cleanup-sites

Visit: CityofVentura.ca.gov/es

Direct download: 33rd_Annual_Coastal_Cleanup.mp3
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 2:18pm EST

             

Environmental Specialist Haili Matsukawa shares more "95 Ways to Save" water this summer (and throughout the year!). This PureWaterRadio podcast is hosted by Maryann Ridini Spencer. For more information about Ventura Water's programs, events, rebate and water news, visit:  VenturaWater.net

Direct download: More_95_Ways_to_Save.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 5:43pm EST

          

Since 2013, City of Ventura's Environmental Sustainability Division has been offering recycling and composting programs in conjunction with E.J. Harrison and Sons and Gold Coast Recycling to schools within the Ventura Unified School District. The purpose of the program is to educate children on how to recycle and what can be recycled and why. These practices are vital to the sustainability of our community. In this Sustainable Ventura News interview with host Maryann Ridini Spencer City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Brandon Kaysen shares information about the food waste collection and composting program. For more information visit cityofventura.ca.gov/ES

Direct download: Green_Schools_Citys_Recycling__Composting_Programs_.mp3
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 8:52pm EST

            

Smart irrigation and smart controllers in your landscape can save you a lot of money as well as help the sustainability and preservation of our community. City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Haili Matsukawa and Environmental Services Assistant, Collin Boyes, share great water-saving landscape and irrigation tips and talk about the FREE controllers and irrigation tools being offered by the City of Ventura. For more information, visit: VenturaWater.net

Direct download: Smart_Controllers_Save_Water.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

                   

According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, food waste is a major concern that presents a serious challenge to our natural resources, our government, and our pocketbooks.  Between 30-40% of the food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten - as much as 20 pounds of food per person each month (equivalent to $165 billion in food waste annually). In this Sustainable Ventura News PODCAST City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Arriana Rabago shares some great Food Waste Prevention Tips. Visit:  SustainableVentura.TV and SavetheFood.com

Direct download: Food_Waste_Prevention_.mp3
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

                

Properly maintaining pools, spas and decorative water features around your home and landscape can prevent water pollution. How? In this Sustainable Ventura News PODCAST, City of Ventura Environmental Services Supervisor Todd Hundsdorfer shares valuable tips. Visit: SustainableVentura.TV and Facebook.com/GreenVentura

Direct download: Prevent_Storm_Drain_Pollution.mp3
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 10:55pm EST

From June 1 - August 31, 2017, Ventura Water wants to know how YOU save water! Ventura Water has partnered with 95.1 KBBY and 100.7 KHAY on the "95 Ways to Save Water During the Days of Summer" campaign. Residents can win prizes when they share their tips! In this PODCAST City of Ventura Environmental Specialist, Haili Matsukawa speaks with PureWater Radio Host Maryann Ridini Spencer and shares information about the campaign and some of the 95 ways to save water. Find out more, LISTEN to this PODCAST and visit:  VenturaWater.net

Also visit: VenturaWater.org

Direct download: Summer_2017_Campaign_PODCAST.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 2:17pm EST

4-H Sustainable You! Camp, for children ages 9-12, takes place this year June 19-23, 2017, 9:00 am to Noon at UC Hansen Agricultural Research & Extension Center, 14292 W. Telegraph Road (Briggs & Telegraph Road) in Santa Paula. City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Haili Matsukawa shares more about the camp's programs and activities. Learn what it means to be sustainable through fun activities based around five major themes:  Land, Water, Food, Air, and Energy. (Deadline to register is June 2, 2017). PureWaterRadio is hosted by Maryann Ridini Spencer.

Get more information & Register: http://harec.ucanr.edu or call (805) 525-9293.

Visit: VenturaWater.net

 

Direct download: 2017_Sustainable_You_Camp.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 11:07pm EST

          

In this episode of Sustainable Ventura News, City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Arriana Rabago shares some important information about how to prevent food waste with the Food Waste Recovery Pyramid. Sustainable Ventura News is hosted by Maryann Ridini Spencer. For more information on Food Waste Prevention, visit: CityofVentura.net/FoodWaste

Direct download: Food_Waste_Recovery_Pyramid.mp3
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 10:46pm EST

City of Ventura Mayor Erik Nasarenko invites all City of Ventura residents to make their "pledge" to enter the 2017 Mayor's Challenge to win prizes and to help make the City of Ventura the MOST WATER WISE City in the United States. Pledge to conserve water and energy April 1-April 30 at mywaterpledge.com! It's as easy as 1-2-3. In 2016, the City of Ventura Placed #1 and we want to hold that position. WATCH this VIDEO & visit: CityofVentura.net/water/mayorschallenge

WATCH Mayor Nasarenko's YouTube Message, click here.

Direct download: Mayors_Challenge_2017.aif
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

In honor of Earth Day, the City of Ventura recognizes two schools for their outstanding sustainability and water wise efforts. Environment Sustainability Division has partnered with Agromin Premium Soil Products to present Environmental Leadership Award. Ventura Water presents the Watershed Hero Award. To apply for this year’s Green School Awards, please complete the online application or written application by March 31, 2017. Winners will receive $500 and be recognized in front of the City Council! All public and private schools within the Ventura City limits are encouraged to apply. In this Sustainable Ventura News City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Brandon Kaysen talks with host Maryann Ridini Spencer about the upcoming awards.

For more information, visit: CityofVentura.net/GreenSchool

Direct download: 2017_Green_Schools_Award_Nominations.aif
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 9:35pm EST

The City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division and Ventura Water offer free educational presentations to all local K-12 schools, after-school and pre-school programs.  These interactive educational programs teach students about natural resources, solid waste management, recycling, waste reduction strategies, and water conservation.  All presentations are tailored to specific grade levels and standards-based. In this PODCACAST, City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Haili Matsukawa talks about the programs for 2017.

     Visit: CityofVentura.net/GreenSchool                      

Direct download: Green_School_Programs_2017.aif
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 8:23pm EST

The City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division and Ventura Water offer free educational presentations to all local K-12 schools, after-school and pre-school programs.  These interactive educational programs teach students about natural resources, solid waste management, recycling, waste reduction strategies, and water conservation.  All presentations are tailored to specific grade levels and standards-based. In this PODCACAST, City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Brandon Kaysen talks about the programs for 2017.

Find out more at CityofVentura.net/GreenSchool. Also visit:  SustainableVentura.TV

Direct download: Environmental_Sustainability_Green_Schools_2017.aif
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 3:15pm EST

City of Ventura's NEW 2017 Gardening Class Series

Beginning February 2017, the City of Ventura presents NEW Gardening Classes consisting of seminars and workshops once a month on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Environmental Specialist Haili Matsukawa shares information about this popular series, which is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with an RSVP.

To find out more about the 2017 Gardening Classes and to REGISTER to reserve your place for classes and workshops, visit: VenturaWater.net and navigate to the Gardening Classes Icon.

Direct download: 2017_Gardening_Classes.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

Tips to Reduce Storm Drain and Stormwater Pollution

Help keep stormwater clean this winter, and consider planting more native plants; these are plants that have adapted to the local geography, and climate of the area. They tend to need less care, require little or no irrigation or fertilizer, are resistant to local pests and disease, and provide habitat for native wildlife species. In this Sustainable Ventura PODCAST, City of Ventura Environmental Services Supervisor Todd Hunsdorfer shares some great TIPS on how you can be proactive in reducing storm drain and stormwater pollution!

The California Native Plant Society has an easy to use guide to help you make the right native plant choices, click here. Also visit: VenturaCountyGardening.com

Visit: SustainableVentura.TV

Direct download: Tips_to_Reduce_Storm_Drain_Pollution_.mp3
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 4:36pm EST

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