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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: CityofVentura.net/FoodWaste

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

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 mywaterpledge.com! 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: CityofVentura.net/water/mayorschallenge

WATCH Mayor Nasarenko's YouTube Message, click here.

Direct download: Mayors_Challenge_2017.aif
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT

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.

For more information, visit: CityofVentura.net/GreenSchool

Direct download: 2017_Green_Schools_Award_Nominations.aif
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 9:35pm EDT

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.

     Visit: CityofVentura.net/GreenSchool                      

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

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 Brandon Kaysen talks about the programs for 2017.

Find out more at CityofVentura.net/GreenSchool. Also visit:  SustainableVentura.TV

Direct download: Environmental_Sustainability_Green_Schools_2017.aif
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

City of Ventura's NEW 2017 Gardening Class Series

Beginning February 2017, the City of Ventura presents NEW Gardening Classes consisting of seminars and workshops once a month on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Environmental Specialist Haili Matsukawa shares information about this popular series, which is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with an RSVP.

To find out more about the 2017 Gardening Classes and to REGISTER to reserve your place for classes and workshops, visit: VenturaWater.net and navigate to the Gardening Classes Icon.

Direct download: 2017_Gardening_Classes.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 3:54pm EDT

Tips to Reduce Storm Drain and Stormwater Pollution

Help keep stormwater clean this winter, and consider planting more native plants; these are plants that have adapted to the local geography, and climate of the area. They tend to need less care, require little or no irrigation or fertilizer, are resistant to local pests and disease, and provide habitat for native wildlife species. In this Sustainable Ventura PODCAST, City of Ventura Environmental Services Supervisor Todd Hunsdorfer shares some great TIPS on how you can be proactive in reducing storm drain and stormwater pollution!

The California Native Plant Society has an easy to use guide to help you make the right native plant choices, click here. Also visit: VenturaCountyGardening.com

Visit: SustainableVentura.TV

Direct download: Tips_to_Reduce_Storm_Drain_Pollution_.mp3
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT

Water Preparedness for Emergencies

In this segment of Pure Water Radio by Ventura Water host Maryann Ridini Spencer speaks with Craig Jones, Ventura Water Management Analyst II, about preparing for water emergencies during times of El Niño and other natural disasters.

For more information on water preparedness, CLICK LINKS BELOW:

CityofVentura.net

VenturaWater.net

Ventura Water's Disaster Preparedness Brochure (PDF)

ReadyVenturaCounty.org

VC Alert Sign Up



Direct download: WaterPreparednessforEmergencies.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 5:39pm EDT

Filmmakers:  Submit to Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival TODAY

The 5th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival, presented by Ventura Water, is an important initiative that highlights our relationship with water:  How we look at it, how we use it and how we share it. 

In this PureWaterRadio PODCAST host Maryann Ridini Spencer speaks with Rachael Shapiro, Project Manager for Water: Take 1 about the submission process, the types of films filmmakers can submit, filmmaker awards ($1500 Grand Jury Prize and other awards) and more!

Filmmakers interested in submitting their water-themed films, 5 minutes or less in any genre, should do so at watertake1.com by Friday, December 16th, 2016, 11:59 PM (PST).  Audience voting is encouraged until Monday, January 16, 2017, 11:59 (PST).

Also visit:  watertake1.com, venturawater.net and venturawater.org


Read more at http://purewaterradio.libsyn.com/#mEk2T1bWIYtWeDru.99
Direct download: WaterTake1FilmFestivalSubmissionProcessPODCAST.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 5:32pm EDT

Back to school GREEN Tips

It’s a well-proven fact that teaching children from a young age about the environment and how to be more green and sustainable helps them to develop positive patterns that stick with them for life. Each and every person can make a difference in the sustainability of their community and on this PODCAST, City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Specialist Tobie Mitchell shares some cool green back-to-school tips!  Visit:  SustainableVentura.TV and CityofVentura.net/GreenSchool

Direct download: Back_To_School_Green_Tips.mp3
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 6:48pm EDT