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: and SustainableVentura.TV


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

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: and navigate to "Business Services" and SustainableVentura.TV

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

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

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:


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

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.


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

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


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:

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


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

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


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:

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


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

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


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

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