Category Archives: GREEN Tips

Don’t let drought leave you thirsty for relief

Most people probably know that California and several other Western states are in the midst of a severe drought. This means restaurateurs, other business operators and residents are being asked to decrease the water they use daily. Why is it

Don’t let drought leave you thirsty for relief

Most people probably know that California and several other Western states are in the midst of a severe drought. This means restaurateurs, other business operators and residents are being asked to decrease the water they use daily. Why is it

Green Tip: Use a Power Strip to Reduce Energy Consumption

  Energy reducing tip for your desk at home and at the office: Use a power strip! Many devices can draw energy even when plugged in. How do you control this? Plug all your electronics into a smart power strip

Green Tip: Use a Power Strip to Reduce Energy Consumption

  Energy reducing tip for your desk at home and at the office: Use a power strip! Many devices can draw energy even when plugged in. How do you control this? Plug all your electronics into a smart power strip

Sand and Sandbags available to Ventura residents

In preparation of expected heavy rain, the City of Ventura is providing residents sand and sandbags. Please bring your own shovel to any of these temporary locations. City of Ventura, Sanjon Mainentance Yard: 336 Sanjon Road Ventura City Fire Station

Sand and Sandbags available to Ventura residents

In preparation of expected heavy rain, the City of Ventura is providing residents sand and sandbags. Please bring your own shovel to any of these temporary locations. City of Ventura, Sanjon Mainentance Yard: 336 Sanjon Road Ventura City Fire Station

Livin’ Green: Easy Ways to be GREEN in 2014!

     It’s the start of a new year. Make it a happy one for you and for the planet by following these simple green steps that will save you money and contribute to the longevity of the planet! •Carry a

Livin’ Green: Easy Ways to be GREEN in 2014!

     It’s the start of a new year. Make it a happy one for you and for the planet by following these simple green steps that will save you money and contribute to the longevity of the planet! •Carry a

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

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

Five Startling Facts from the Environmental Protection Agency

FIVE Startling Facts from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1) Did you know it takes a 15-year-old tree to produce 700 grocery bags? 2) Each year American throw away 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam cups. Even 500 years from now, the foam coffee

Five Startling Facts from the Environmental Protection Agency

FIVE Startling Facts from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1) Did you know it takes a 15-year-old tree to produce 700 grocery bags? 2) Each year American throw away 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam cups. Even 500 years from now, the foam coffee

Eco-Facts To Support Zero Waste Communities

YES! You can make a difference in the environmental health of our planet.   Here are some eco-facts you should know. In the past 50 years, humans have consumed more resources than in all previous history. U.S. EPA, 2009. Sustainable Materials

Eco-Facts To Support Zero Waste Communities

YES! You can make a difference in the environmental health of our planet.   Here are some eco-facts you should know. In the past 50 years, humans have consumed more resources than in all previous history. U.S. EPA, 2009. Sustainable Materials

DID YOU KNOW? Eco-Facts You Should Know

Did you know? •An estimated 1,500 bottles of water are consumed in the U.S. every second. •About 17 million barrels of oil were required to make the 50 million or so single use water bottles Americans consumed in 2006. Most

DID YOU KNOW? Eco-Facts You Should Know

Did you know? •An estimated 1,500 bottles of water are consumed in the U.S. every second. •About 17 million barrels of oil were required to make the 50 million or so single use water bottles Americans consumed in 2006. Most

Bird Friendly Coffee

BEFORE you reach for that steaming, delicious CUP OF COFFEE in the morning, you may want to check the label to make sure it’s certified bird friendly! •What are the environmental standards? •What are the labor standards? •What’s the downside?

Bird Friendly Coffee

BEFORE you reach for that steaming, delicious CUP OF COFFEE in the morning, you may want to check the label to make sure it’s certified bird friendly! •What are the environmental standards? •What are the labor standards? •What’s the downside?

Only Rain Down the Drain

Ever wonder why you might see a beach closure sign after it rains?  That’s because of stormwater pollution is caused by urban runoff.  When it comes to preventing stormwater pollution, the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability promotes, “only rain down

Only Rain Down the Drain

Ever wonder why you might see a beach closure sign after it rains?  That’s because of stormwater pollution is caused by urban runoff.  When it comes to preventing stormwater pollution, the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability promotes, “only rain down