Category Archives: Workshops & Events

New Podcast: Earth Day April 22, Be a Part of it!

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Division talks to Sustainable Ventura host, Maryann Ridini Spencer, about Earth Day – how it was born, great ways to celebrate earth day & what the individual can do to help protect

New Podcast: Earth Day April 22, Be a Part of it!

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Division talks to Sustainable Ventura host, Maryann Ridini Spencer, about Earth Day – how it was born, great ways to celebrate earth day & what the individual can do to help protect

Native OFG in Ventura

Make Your Landscape and Garden an Earth-Friendly Place with Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG)

[slideshow] When it rains, water that meets impermeable surfaces (driveways, streets and other hard surfaces) runs off into streets picking up sediment, debris, pesticides and fertilizers, oil, animal excrement and more. The polluted water is directed into the drains on

Native OFG in Ventura

Make Your Landscape and Garden an Earth-Friendly Place with Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG)

[slideshow] When it rains, water that meets impermeable surfaces (driveways, streets and other hard surfaces) runs off into streets picking up sediment, debris, pesticides and fertilizers, oil, animal excrement and more. The polluted water is directed into the drains on

Safe & Easy Ways To Dispose of Toxic Household Hazardous Waste

Do you have any of these items you’d like to safely dispose of? Batteries (auto & household) Aerosol Cans Fluorescent tubes & compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s) Paint Motor oil and filters Gasoline Pesticides and fertilizers Paint thinners and lacquer

Safe & Easy Ways To Dispose of Toxic Household Hazardous Waste

Do you have any of these items you’d like to safely dispose of? Batteries (auto & household) Aerosol Cans Fluorescent tubes & compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s) Paint Motor oil and filters Gasoline Pesticides and fertilizers Paint thinners and lacquer

FREE EVENT: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 7:00pm, Plastic in the Sea: An Evening with 5 Gyre and Patagonia Surf Ambassador Mary Osborne

Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:00 pm  PLASTIC IN THE SEA:  AN EVENING WITH 5 Gyre and Patagonia Surf Ambassador Mary Osborne 235 W. Santa Clara Street Downtown Ventura (805) 643-6074 FREE ADMISSION – EVERYONE INVITED! The 5 Gyres Team has

FREE EVENT: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 7:00pm, Plastic in the Sea: An Evening with 5 Gyre and Patagonia Surf Ambassador Mary Osborne

Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:00 pm  PLASTIC IN THE SEA:  AN EVENING WITH 5 Gyre and Patagonia Surf Ambassador Mary Osborne 235 W. Santa Clara Street Downtown Ventura (805) 643-6074 FREE ADMISSION – EVERYONE INVITED! The 5 Gyres Team has

Ventura Botanical Gardens’ First Annual Garden Festival, Saturday, April 21, 2012, 9am-4pm

Garden Festival! April 21st Saturday, April 21, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY! (click here) Join Ventura Botanical Gardens for our First Annual Garden Festival at Grant Park, the future home of the Ventura Botanical Gardens. There

Ventura Botanical Gardens’ First Annual Garden Festival, Saturday, April 21, 2012, 9am-4pm

Garden Festival! April 21st Saturday, April 21, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY! (click here) Join Ventura Botanical Gardens for our First Annual Garden Festival at Grant Park, the future home of the Ventura Botanical Gardens. There

Tips From The Expert: FREE Ocean Friendly Garden Series – Save money on your water bills!

by Christine Wied With little rain this year and water rates increasing, now may be the time to think about replacing a water-hungry grass lawn with what is known as an Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG).  The Ventura County Chapter of

Tips From The Expert: FREE Ocean Friendly Garden Series – Save money on your water bills!

by Christine Wied With little rain this year and water rates increasing, now may be the time to think about replacing a water-hungry grass lawn with what is known as an Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG).  The Ventura County Chapter of

FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events

City of Ventura residents and small businesses (CESQG’s) are encouraged to visit the monthly FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events and take advantage of the opportunity to dispose of HHW items properly — and avoid the risks associated with

FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events

City of Ventura residents and small businesses (CESQG’s) are encouraged to visit the monthly FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events and take advantage of the opportunity to dispose of HHW items properly — and avoid the risks associated with

Medication Disposal – No Drugs down the drain, sink or toilet!

NO Unused or Expired Medications down the drain! Bring your unused or expired medication for safe disposal to: Ventura Police Department, 1425 Dowell Drive, Ventura or Westside Resources Center, 110 N. Olive Street, Unit K, Ventura Narcotics, over-the counter and

Medication Disposal – No Drugs down the drain, sink or toilet!

NO Unused or Expired Medications down the drain! Bring your unused or expired medication for safe disposal to: Ventura Police Department, 1425 Dowell Drive, Ventura or Westside Resources Center, 110 N. Olive Street, Unit K, Ventura Narcotics, over-the counter and

Recycling Paint

Latex Paint Collection A waste characterization study conducted by Ventura in 1998 determined that over 110 tons of paint was being discarded in the trash each year. Since this study, the City has established two used paint collection centers and

Recycling Paint

Latex Paint Collection A waste characterization study conducted by Ventura in 1998 determined that over 110 tons of paint was being discarded in the trash each year. Since this study, the City has established two used paint collection centers and