Category Archives: GREEN Resources & Links

Livin’ Green: Think Green!

In order to “live” green, one must think green.  Follow these easy tips to THINK GREEN! •When you buy something packaged, think about the packaging.  Is there an alternative with less packaging? Can the packaging be recycled or will it

Livin’ Green: Think Green!

In order to “live” green, one must think green.  Follow these easy tips to THINK GREEN! •When you buy something packaged, think about the packaging.  Is there an alternative with less packaging? Can the packaging be recycled or will it

Become a Certified Green Business Podcast with Courtney Lindberg

In the City of Ventura, California, part of being a smart business means incorporating environmentally friendly practices that take care of your company’s bottom line and that help preserve the environment.  In this podcast, Sustainable Ventura host Maryann Ridini Spencer

Become a Certified Green Business Podcast with Courtney Lindberg

In the City of Ventura, California, part of being a smart business means incorporating environmentally friendly practices that take care of your company’s bottom line and that help preserve the environment.  In this podcast, Sustainable Ventura host Maryann Ridini Spencer

Watch Sustainable Ventura’s January 2013 GREEN BUSINESS CERTIFICATION Show – Green Business Certification is FREE

Green Business is Smart Business. Part of being smart business means incorporating environmentally friendly practices that take care of your company’s bottom line and that help preserve the environment. The “Sustainable Ventura” TV Series January 2013 show interviews Ventura Councilmember

Watch Sustainable Ventura’s January 2013 GREEN BUSINESS CERTIFICATION Show – Green Business Certification is FREE

Green Business is Smart Business. Part of being smart business means incorporating environmentally friendly practices that take care of your company’s bottom line and that help preserve the environment. The “Sustainable Ventura” TV Series January 2013 show interviews Ventura Councilmember

Only Rain Down the Drain: 10 Great Stormwater Tips Around the House & Office

When it Rains…it gets into the Drain!  10 Great Stormwater Tips to be mindful of that help preserve and protect the environment! 1.  Never dump anything down a storm drain or drainage ditch.  The storm drain system conveys storm water

Only Rain Down the Drain: 10 Great Stormwater Tips Around the House & Office

When it Rains…it gets into the Drain!  10 Great Stormwater Tips to be mindful of that help preserve and protect the environment! 1.  Never dump anything down a storm drain or drainage ditch.  The storm drain system conveys storm water

Green Tip From the United States Environmental Protection Agency

As the temperatures begin to drop for winter, a great way to SAVE $$$ and lower your utility bills is to maintain your heating equipment in  your home and business.  Maintaining the efficiency of your home’s heating, ventilation, and air

Green Tip From the United States Environmental Protection Agency

As the temperatures begin to drop for winter, a great way to SAVE $$$ and lower your utility bills is to maintain your heating equipment in  your home and business.  Maintaining the efficiency of your home’s heating, ventilation, and air

Read Sustainable Ventura’s November 2012 Newsletter

Read the Sustainable Ventura November 2012 Newsletter •Green School Award Winner 2012:  Ventura Charter School of Global Arts and Education •Green Business Profile:  Andria’s Seafood Restaurant & Market •Environmental Excellence Award Nomination Form •Livin’ Green for Thanksgiving •Slow It. Spread

Read Sustainable Ventura’s November 2012 Newsletter

Read the Sustainable Ventura November 2012 Newsletter •Green School Award Winner 2012:  Ventura Charter School of Global Arts and Education •Green Business Profile:  Andria’s Seafood Restaurant & Market •Environmental Excellence Award Nomination Form •Livin’ Green for Thanksgiving •Slow It. Spread

Another local bioswale with native plants

Slow It. Spread It. Sink It. – Helping Nature to Help Ourselves with Bioswales

[slideshow] By Maryann Ridini Spencer Urbanization of towns and cities has caused many of the natural, grassy, open air landscapes to become gray scapes  — areas with lots of concrete, paved parkways, sidewalks and parking lots and other hard-surface areas.

Another local bioswale with native plants

Slow It. Spread It. Sink It. – Helping Nature to Help Ourselves with Bioswales

[slideshow] By Maryann Ridini Spencer Urbanization of towns and cities has caused many of the natural, grassy, open air landscapes to become gray scapes  — areas with lots of concrete, paved parkways, sidewalks and parking lots and other hard-surface areas.

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Healthy Foods that are easy on your budget

By Christine Wied With droughts in food growing parts of our country and a number of other economic factors, food prices are on the rise. Eating healthy on a budget can be more of a challenge. The Environmental Working Group

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Healthy Foods that are easy on your budget

By Christine Wied With droughts in food growing parts of our country and a number of other economic factors, food prices are on the rise. Eating healthy on a budget can be more of a challenge. The Environmental Working Group

Back to School? Cool GREEN things to do inside and outside the classroom!

It’s that time of year again! Kids and teachers across the country are heading back to school. You can learn and have fun while making a difference in the quality of the environment in your community, participate in competitions, and

Back to School? Cool GREEN things to do inside and outside the classroom!

It’s that time of year again! Kids and teachers across the country are heading back to school. You can learn and have fun while making a difference in the quality of the environment in your community, participate in competitions, and

Great Energy Saving Cooking Ideas for Summer!

What would summer be without barbecues, picnics, and spur-of-the-moment meals eaten outdoors?  Take the “heat” out of summer cooking with these simple ideas: •Use less energy.  Take advantage of the summer’s garden-fresh produce to whip up salads and other side

Great Energy Saving Cooking Ideas for Summer!

What would summer be without barbecues, picnics, and spur-of-the-moment meals eaten outdoors?  Take the “heat” out of summer cooking with these simple ideas: •Use less energy.  Take advantage of the summer’s garden-fresh produce to whip up salads and other side