Sustainable Ventura's podcast (sustainability)

Stormwater, surface runoff that doesn't soak into the ground during precipitation events (drizzle, rain, snow, and hail), is the #1 source of water pollution and the biggest threat to water quality locally. Why?As stormwater flows over neighborhoods, businesses, and streets, it picks up the trash, cigarette butts, pesticides, motor oils and other contaminants accumulated on hardscapes and deposits them into our local creeks, rivers, and the ocean UNTREATED! This Sustainable Ventura PODCAST shares some top tips that make a difference in preventing stormwater pollution.  Visit: and

Direct download: ES_5TipstoReduceStormwaterThisSpring.mp3
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 6:45pm EDT

emPower program helps homeowners make affordable utility upgrades to their home offering a variety of incentives, financing, qualified contractors, and expert energy advice. City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Brandon Kaysen talks to Sustainable Ventura about the program.


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Direct download: 2018_emPower_Program.mp3
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 10:12am EDT

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

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


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


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


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:

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