Category Archives: Green Living at Home

Shop at Habitat For Humanity's ReStores

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

Shop at Habitat For Humanity's ReStores

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

BrusselSprouts

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

BrusselSprouts

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

non-gmo

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

non-gmo

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

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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

waterwiseyard

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

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

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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

ChristmasTree

Livin’ Green: Christmas Tree Recycling

       Deck the Halls with Christmas trees, holly and other beautiful greens this holiday season!  When it’s time to take your tree down, here’s an easy 1-2-3- guide of how to recycle post holiday!        1-2-3 Christmas Tree Recycle

ChristmasTree

Livin’ Green: Christmas Tree Recycling

       Deck the Halls with Christmas trees, holly and other beautiful greens this holiday season!  When it’s time to take your tree down, here’s an easy 1-2-3- guide of how to recycle post holiday!        1-2-3 Christmas Tree Recycle

Fireplace

Winter Heating Tips for Safety and Savings

•Lower the temperature = greater the savings      When you control your home’s temperature by lowering it while asleep and/or not home, you can save $$$. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average saving per home is

Fireplace

Winter Heating Tips for Safety and Savings

•Lower the temperature = greater the savings      When you control your home’s temperature by lowering it while asleep and/or not home, you can save $$$. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average saving per home is

LISTEN to the SustainableVentura.TV Podcast "Free Water Wise Class: Ocean Friendly Gardens"

SustainableVentura.TV PODCAST from the FREE Water Wise Class: Ocean Friendly Gardens

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 10am-11:30am, Ventura Water, Aqua-flo and Green Thumb Nursery presented the second in a series of six Water Wise classes.  The topic for the day was “How to employ Ocean Friendly Garden principles of CPR-

LISTEN to the SustainableVentura.TV Podcast "Free Water Wise Class: Ocean Friendly Gardens"

SustainableVentura.TV PODCAST from the FREE Water Wise Class: Ocean Friendly Gardens

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 10am-11:30am, Ventura Water, Aqua-flo and Green Thumb Nursery presented the second in a series of six Water Wise classes.  The topic for the day was “How to employ Ocean Friendly Garden principles of CPR-

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Livin’ Green: Halloween Green Crafting Ideas

                 The celebration of the much-loved holiday Halloween finds its roots in the ancient Celtic festival “Samhain,” a celebration of the end of the harvest season. The Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of

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Livin’ Green: Halloween Green Crafting Ideas

                 The celebration of the much-loved holiday Halloween finds its roots in the ancient Celtic festival “Samhain,” a celebration of the end of the harvest season. The Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of

newOFG

FREE Water Wise Gardening Classes

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGtnQBDES8A] Ventura Water, Aqua-flo and Green Thumb Nursery are presenting a series of six FREE Water Wise classes, one Saturday a month from 10:00am-11:30am.  The classes began on September 14, 2013 and are currently planned through early 2014. According to

newOFG

FREE Water Wise Gardening Classes

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGtnQBDES8A] Ventura Water, Aqua-flo and Green Thumb Nursery are presenting a series of six FREE Water Wise classes, one Saturday a month from 10:00am-11:30am.  The classes began on September 14, 2013 and are currently planned through early 2014. According to