Sustainable Ventura

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! 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:

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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.

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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.


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