Category Archives: Green Living at Home

Smart Savings: Eat What You Buy

The average American family tosses away $1600 worth of groceries a year.  Wasted food not only wastes money and precious food, it wastes our natural resources. Here are some helpful tips to help you and your family curb the waste:

Smart Savings: Eat What You Buy

The average American family tosses away $1600 worth of groceries a year.  Wasted food not only wastes money and precious food, it wastes our natural resources. Here are some helpful tips to help you and your family curb the waste:

Read Sustainable Ventura’s May/June 2015 Newsletter

Read Sustainable Ventura’s May/June 2015 Newsletter Green Articles and Videos, Green Businesses, Sustainable Events and Programs, and more!  CLICK HERE!

Read Sustainable Ventura’s May/June 2015 Newsletter

Read Sustainable Ventura’s May/June 2015 Newsletter Green Articles and Videos, Green Businesses, Sustainable Events and Programs, and more!  CLICK HERE!

Keep It Fresh!

During the month of April, Environmental Sustainability Staff “took to the streets” to talk to residents about food waste prevention. We spoke with many residents at Ventura Farmer’s Markets about proper food storage, and here are some of the tips

Keep It Fresh!

During the month of April, Environmental Sustainability Staff “took to the streets” to talk to residents about food waste prevention. We spoke with many residents at Ventura Farmer’s Markets about proper food storage, and here are some of the tips

Green Renovations with Arbor Construction’s Rhett Jacobi

  [slideshow] “When doing a home renovation, it’s important to think sustainably and be stewards of our environment,” said Rhett Jacobi, contractor, designer, and owner of Arbor Construction.  “I really enjoy working alongside a homeowner, assessing a job, and determining

Green Renovations with Arbor Construction’s Rhett Jacobi

  [slideshow] “When doing a home renovation, it’s important to think sustainably and be stewards of our environment,” said Rhett Jacobi, contractor, designer, and owner of Arbor Construction.  “I really enjoy working alongside a homeowner, assessing a job, and determining

New Water Wise Gardening Class Series teaches residents to be more sustainable and self-sufficient

FREE Water Wise Gardening Classes start Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:00am-11:30am “As we head into our fourth year of this drought in California, it remains critical that residents are vigilant about conserving water,” said City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Jill

New Water Wise Gardening Class Series teaches residents to be more sustainable and self-sufficient

FREE Water Wise Gardening Classes start Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:00am-11:30am “As we head into our fourth year of this drought in California, it remains critical that residents are vigilant about conserving water,” said City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Jill

Donate and Shop at the ReStore

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle your home appliances, fixtures, furniture, building materials and more, by donating to your local ReStore. Patronizing stores like the ReStore gives usable materials a second chance and keeps them out of the landfill. The ReStore, which

Donate and Shop at the ReStore

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle your home appliances, fixtures, furniture, building materials and more, by donating to your local ReStore. Patronizing stores like the ReStore gives usable materials a second chance and keeps them out of the landfill. The ReStore, which

What’s in season for January and February?

When you eat fresh produce purchased from local grocery stores and/or Certified Farmer’s Markets, you’re doing something wonderful for your health, your family’s health, and the environment. Eating Local, Fresh Produce is Good For You Eating fresh, in season, and

What’s in season for January and February?

When you eat fresh produce purchased from local grocery stores and/or Certified Farmer’s Markets, you’re doing something wonderful for your health, your family’s health, and the environment. Eating Local, Fresh Produce is Good For You Eating fresh, in season, and

Dispelling the Myths: Natural, All Natural and Organic Labeling

When shopping at the grocery store, outdoor market, or other venue, what does the label “natural,” “all natural” or “organic” really mean? “Natural” and “All Natural” Food Labeling Ironically, foods that are labeled and marketed as “natural foods” and/or “all

Dispelling the Myths: Natural, All Natural and Organic Labeling

When shopping at the grocery store, outdoor market, or other venue, what does the label “natural,” “all natural” or “organic” really mean? “Natural” and “All Natural” Food Labeling Ironically, foods that are labeled and marketed as “natural foods” and/or “all

Ocean Friendly Garden Ventura Homeowner Case Study

  [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5oFJ1EShis] “We enjoy our outdoors so much more than we did before,” said Ed Wehan, Ventura homeowner and active community member.  “Transforming our ‘traditional’ yard for an ocean friendly garden, my wife and I discovered an amazing improvement to

Ocean Friendly Garden Ventura Homeowner Case Study

  [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5oFJ1EShis] “We enjoy our outdoors so much more than we did before,” said Ed Wehan, Ventura homeowner and active community member.  “Transforming our ‘traditional’ yard for an ocean friendly garden, my wife and I discovered an amazing improvement to

Solarize Ventura

  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y2hMm2XYGM] Ever thought about going solar?   Now is the time!! This morning, at 11:00am, underneath the solar panels in the parking lot of Patagonia’s Ventura headquarters in the downtown area, Community Environmental Council (CEC) in partnership with The City

Solarize Ventura

  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y2hMm2XYGM] Ever thought about going solar?   Now is the time!! This morning, at 11:00am, underneath the solar panels in the parking lot of Patagonia’s Ventura headquarters in the downtown area, Community Environmental Council (CEC) in partnership with The City