Category Archives: Green Living at Home

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Spring GREEN Cleaning: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for Spring

There’s a reason why ‘spring cleaning’ is celebrated around the world. Warmer weather and longer days serve as a stimulant to encourage people to de-clutter and get organized. In fact, research shows that cleaning up your living space is great

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Spring GREEN Cleaning: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for Spring

There’s a reason why ‘spring cleaning’ is celebrated around the world. Warmer weather and longer days serve as a stimulant to encourage people to de-clutter and get organized. In fact, research shows that cleaning up your living space is great

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Two great GREEN Energy Saving Holiday Decorating Tips

Deck the Halls with LED Lights Did you know that when you use Energy Star Certified LED lights to decorate for the holidays you’re using less energy than when you decorate with traditional incandescent bulbs? LED lights are just as

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Two great GREEN Energy Saving Holiday Decorating Tips

Deck the Halls with LED Lights Did you know that when you use Energy Star Certified LED lights to decorate for the holidays you’re using less energy than when you decorate with traditional incandescent bulbs? LED lights are just as

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Prevent Food Waste at Thanksgiving with “Green” Stew

In this segment of Sustainable Ventura News, City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Tobie Mitchell demonstrates how to prevent holiday food waste by making a “GREEN” stew.                         “Green Stew”

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Prevent Food Waste at Thanksgiving with “Green” Stew

In this segment of Sustainable Ventura News, City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Tobie Mitchell demonstrates how to prevent holiday food waste by making a “GREEN” stew.                         “Green Stew”

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RECENT CITY WASTE ASSESSMENT MAKES SURPRISING FINDS

A recent waste audit of residential trash (green carts) by the Environmental Sustainability Division made some interesting discoveries! In addition to landfill bound trash, the top recyclable items that were found are paper (11%) and plastic containers (6%). What does

Waste Audit Ventura

RECENT CITY WASTE ASSESSMENT MAKES SURPRISING FINDS

A recent waste audit of residential trash (green carts) by the Environmental Sustainability Division made some interesting discoveries! In addition to landfill bound trash, the top recyclable items that were found are paper (11%) and plastic containers (6%). What does

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Get Your FREE Sustainability Kit!

City of Ventura residents — Get FREE GREEN SWAG in the Environmental Sustainability Kit! LISTEN TO THE PODCAST with Environmental Specialist Tobie Mitchell to find out how: LISTEN TO THE PODCAST, Click Here!       

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Get Your FREE Sustainability Kit!

City of Ventura residents — Get FREE GREEN SWAG in the Environmental Sustainability Kit! LISTEN TO THE PODCAST with Environmental Specialist Tobie Mitchell to find out how: LISTEN TO THE PODCAST, Click Here!       

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SAVE OUR WATER: The NEW 2016 Water Wise Class Series

“At least 50% percent of the water used in a home is used outdoors for landscaping, and there’s a lot we can do to minimize water waste and maximize water efficiency,” said Jill Santos, City of Ventura Environmental Specialist. “Being

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SAVE OUR WATER: The NEW 2016 Water Wise Class Series

“At least 50% percent of the water used in a home is used outdoors for landscaping, and there’s a lot we can do to minimize water waste and maximize water efficiency,” said Jill Santos, City of Ventura Environmental Specialist. “Being

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Green Cleaning Recipes

Green Cleaning Recipes How to Make a Non-Toxic Cleaning Kit Shopping List Baking Soda Washing Soda White Distilled Vinegar Natural Liquid Soap or Detergent Tea Tree Oil 6 Clean Spray Bottles 2 Glass Jars Creamy Soft Scrubber Pour ½ c.

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Green Cleaning Recipes

Green Cleaning Recipes How to Make a Non-Toxic Cleaning Kit Shopping List Baking Soda Washing Soda White Distilled Vinegar Natural Liquid Soap or Detergent Tea Tree Oil 6 Clean Spray Bottles 2 Glass Jars Creamy Soft Scrubber Pour ½ c.

December 5, 2015: FREE Water Wise Gardening Class

Ask an Irrigation Professional with Ewing Irrigation Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at City of Ventura’s Maintenance Yard 336 Sanjon Rd Ventura, CA 93001 ** Learn how to set your timer to meet CA State Mandates

December 5, 2015: FREE Water Wise Gardening Class

Ask an Irrigation Professional with Ewing Irrigation Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at City of Ventura’s Maintenance Yard 336 Sanjon Rd Ventura, CA 93001 ** Learn how to set your timer to meet CA State Mandates

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Let the Carton Live On! October 1 – December 15

Ventura, did you know that cartons are recyclable?  That’s right! Milk, creamer, juice, soup and even coconut water cartons are just a few examples of recyclables. LEARN how YOU can let the carton live on at CartonLivesOnCA.org #RecycleYourCartons

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Let the Carton Live On! October 1 – December 15

Ventura, did you know that cartons are recyclable?  That’s right! Milk, creamer, juice, soup and even coconut water cartons are just a few examples of recyclables. LEARN how YOU can let the carton live on at CartonLivesOnCA.org #RecycleYourCartons