Sustainable Ventura (sustainability)

From June 25-26, 2018, the 4-H Sustainable You! Camp for ages 9-12 will bepresented by the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division & Ventura Water in collaboration with UC Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Environmental Specialist Brandon Kaysen talks about the program and the importance of teaching our youth about sustainable practices.,,


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Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT

An Energy Action Plan (EAP) is a strategic planning document that lays out the City’s goals and possible actions to reduce energy consumption by increasing energy efficiency and procuring more renewable energy. City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Brandon Kaysen explains how the City is requesting Ventura residents to take the Energy Action Plan Survey - a quick survey to help determine goals to reduce energy consumption.

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Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Almost 20% of the waste going to landfill from Ventura residents is made up of food waste, half of which is inedible (things like avocado skins, corn husks). So for the 10% that’s preventable, the City of Ventura has gathered together some important information and tools to help you curb your food waste. City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Arriana Rabago is here to share some tips on how to save the food.

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Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 10:20pm EDT

Be a Recycling Super Star!

The City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability is very excited to join the Recycle Coach Network, which will help transform how we communicate about local collection, waste, and recycling information to our residents. The city of Ventura has always taken environmental responsibility seriously, and this is simply another way for us to support our community in becoming greater stewards of our lovely city. With your support, we can continue to increase our landfill diversion rate of 74%. 

Beyond that, the Recycle Coach platform includes engagement and educational tools to help people manage and correctly dispose of their waste. We hope that this opportunity helps reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill, increases environmental awareness, and increase our ability to promote outreach and educational opportunities.

LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST with Environmental Specialist Brandon Kaysen.

Also Visit Environmental Sustainability on the City of Ventura's website to find out more, CLICK HERE.




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Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

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

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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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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


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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.

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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:


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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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Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT