Sustainable Ventura's podcast (sustainability)
Green Drinks Interviews at San Buenaventura State Beach on August 14, 2013

On August 14, 2013, Ventura Chamber of Commerce's Green Task Force and Friends of the Channel Coast State Parks presented a FREE Green Drinks Event from 5-7:00pm at San Buenaventura State Beach. Sustainable Ventura's Maryann Ridini Spencer talked to attendees. 

 

For more information on Green Drinks and upcoming Green Events, visit: SustainableVentura.TV  

Direct download: GreenDrinksAugust142013.m4a
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 8:17pm EDT

Green Drinks Event, May 2013.m4a

SustainableVentura.TV  attends the Ventura Green Task Force's Green Drinks Event on May 8, 2013 at Connect Ventura, (50 West Main Street, Ventura).

Green Drinks, well known in international environmental circles, and hosted in approximately 600 cities worldwide, is a network of unstructured meet-ups where environmental professionals from a variety of industries and concerned locals get together in a relaxed settings to network and discuss sustainable topics, exchange ideas, forge valuable relationships and of course, partake in appetizers and drinks. Show host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to professionals that attended the event.

For more information about Green Drinks and other Green Events, Sign up for Sustainable Ventura's monthly newsletter.  Visit:  SustainableVentura.TV

Direct download: Green_Drinks_Event_May_2013.m4a
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT

Defining Green Business with City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Courtney Lindberg

Green Business is Smart Business.  Adopting sustainable practices and policies that help the environment also help a company's bottom line.  In this podcast, City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Courtney Lindberg talks to SustainableVentura.TV's Maryann Ridini Spencer and defines the difference between being a green business vs. just following green practices.   Courtney also shares information on how to become a green certified business in Ventura.  To set an appointment to become a green certified business, contact Courtney at:  805 - 667-6502 or email: clindberg@cityofventura.net

Visit:  SustainableVentura.TV

Direct download: Defining_Green_Business_with_Courtney_Lindberg.m4a
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 11:27am EDT

Preventing Stormwater Pollution

In this "Sustainable Ventura" podcast host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks with Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura's Environmental Sustainability Divsion about preventing stormwater pollution.  Ray offers some great tips on how individuals can make a difference in keeping our environment safe and clean by taking some simple steps. 

Visit:  SustainableVentura.TV

Direct download: PreventStormwaterPollution.m4a
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 1:39pm EDT

Green at the Office Music Video

The February 2013 Sustainable Ventura” TV series features “Beautiful Lessons” music video featuring valuable reduce, reuse and recycling messages and the music of Holly Overin (Hollyosongs@yahoo.com) and Charell Charley. Environmental Sustainability’s Ray Olson also appears with Marian Macumber. Katherine Kasmir plays the CEO.

Visit:  SustainableVentura.TV


Direct download: Rec_Ceo_Music_Video_D4.mov
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 5:48pm EDT

Become a Green Certified Business in Ventura Interview with Courtney Lindberg

In the City of Ventura, California, part of being a smart business means incorporating environmentally friendly practices that take care of your company's bottom line and that help preserve the environment.  In this podcast, Sustainable Ventura host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks with City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Courtney Lindberg about how business can become certified.  It's a FREE process to Ventura-based businesses.  Contact Courtney by email:  clindberg@cityofventura.net or call (805) 667-6502.

Also CLICK HERE to WATCH THE VIDEO to find out more about becoming a Certified Green Business on the January 2013 "Sustainable Ventura" show.

Also visit, SustainableVentura.TV

Direct download: CourtneyGreenBusinessPodcast.m4a
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 12:33pm EDT

Sunflower People Music Video

The October 2012 "Sustainable Ventura" TV series features this "Sunflower People" music video featuring valuable reduce, reuse and recycling messages and the music of Holly Overin and Charell Charley. Environmental Sustainability's Ray Olson also appears with Marian Macumber.

Also on the show this month, Sustainable Ventura talks with Steve Dodge and Josh Ball, the owners of Endless Sustainability, about Aquaponic Gardens, how they work and why they are so great for the environment. Additional segments on the show this month feature interviews with Gary Kohler, Director of Sales and Marketing for Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach and Jim Rice, President and Executive Director of Bell Arts Factory about their sustainable and eco-friendly practices.

"Sustainable Ventura" hosted by Maryann Ridini Spencer and Ray Olson, airs on Caps-TV VTV's Channel 15, Thursdays at 8:30pm. It rebroadcasts Monday-Thursday and Saturdays at 9:00am, Sundays at 8:30pm and every other Wednesday at 8:30pm.

Visit: SustainableVentura.TV and on YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/user/VntEnv

V

Direct download: Sunflower_People.mov
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 10:21am EDT

"Treasure of San Buenaventura" wins 2012 Cappie Award

CAPS-TV presented Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Division with a 2012 Cappie Award, at the recent awards ceremony for TV movie, “The Treasure of San Buenaventura.” Ray produced the project which takes viewers back to the old west in 1880′s Ventura. The project touches upon important environmental issues and programs encouraging the citizens of the time to start recycling, water conservation and stormwater protection programs paving the way for a more sustainable future. In this podcast, Sustainable Ventura host, Maryann Ridini Spencer, talks to Ray about the project.

To find out more, Visit: sustainableventura.wordpress.com and "search" "Treasure of San Buenaventura."


Direct download: TreasureCappieAwardPodcast.m4a
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT

Green School Awards - Get your application in TODAY!

If you are a school located within the City of Ventura, Ca, get your submission in for a GREEN SCHOOL AWARD before October 8, 2012.  In this podcast, Environmental Specialist Christine Wied talks to "Sustainable Ventura" about the Green School Award and how to apply. 

GREEN SCHOOL AWARD APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Does your school have a great recycling program?

Does your school strive for zero-waste lunches?

Does your school try to conserve water and energy?

Does your school have a compost or worm bin to support a garden project?

Then we encourage your school to apply for the 2012 GREEN SCHOOL AWARD! This award sponsored by the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division in partnership with Agromin Premium Soil Products recognizes schools that show exemplary efforts in caring for our environment.

Applications are due by Monday, October 8, 2012. For more information, contact Christine Wied at (805) 652-4584 or cwied@ci.ventura.ca.us.  READ MORE & GET THE APPLICATION, CLICK HERE.

cwied@ci.ventura.ca.us.

Direct download: GreenSchoolsPodcast.m4a
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 12:06pm EDT

Flea Management in your home and yard

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura's Environmental Sustainability Division, talks to Sustainable Ventura's Maryann Ridini Spencer about naturally managing fleas in your home and yard.  Ray offers great tips and techniques for less toxic pest management.  For other Eco-friendly tips and more, Visit:  sustainableventura.wordpress.com

Direct download: FleasPodcasts.m4a
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 8:29pm EDT