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Live on the Westside? Got unwanted items?

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9am-Noon, Westside Community Development Corporation (WCDC) presents a Neighborhood Cleanup & Recycling Event at Ventura Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura Avenue, where you can get rid of unwanted items at no cost to

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Live on the Westside? Got unwanted items?

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9am-Noon, Westside Community Development Corporation (WCDC) presents a Neighborhood Cleanup & Recycling Event at Ventura Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura Avenue, where you can get rid of unwanted items at no cost to

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Check the City’s Street Sweeping Schedule in Your Area

Did you know that debris in roadway gutters quickly clogs storm drains and blocks runoff pathways? City of Ventura street sweepers clean nearly 1,000 curb miles throughout the city to prevent flooding on roadways due to clogged up storm drains.

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Check the City’s Street Sweeping Schedule in Your Area

Did you know that debris in roadway gutters quickly clogs storm drains and blocks runoff pathways? City of Ventura street sweepers clean nearly 1,000 curb miles throughout the city to prevent flooding on roadways due to clogged up storm drains.

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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

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Tips to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle at the Office

     The Three R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — help save money, energy, natural resources and keeps waste out of the landfills. Here are some simple tips to save resources in the workplace: •Bring your own water bottle and/or coffee cup Carry a

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Tips to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle at the Office

     The Three R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — help save money, energy, natural resources and keeps waste out of the landfills. Here are some simple tips to save resources in the workplace: •Bring your own water bottle and/or coffee cup Carry a

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Tips From The Expert: How to Properly Dispose of Used Batteries from Your Holiday Gifts

By Christine Wied According to the Consumer Electronics Association, three out of four gift giving adults plan to purchase electronic products as gifts this year. These devices use batteries, rechargeable or single use.  Since February 2006 all batteries have been

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Tips From The Expert: How to Properly Dispose of Used Batteries from Your Holiday Gifts

By Christine Wied According to the Consumer Electronics Association, three out of four gift giving adults plan to purchase electronic products as gifts this year. These devices use batteries, rechargeable or single use.  Since February 2006 all batteries have been

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TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Keep America Beautiful with Recycling and buying Recycled products!

By Christine Wied Thursday, November 15, 2012 is the fifteenth annual America Recycles Day (ARD) celebration. A program of Keep America Beautiful, this nationally recognized day is dedicated to encouraging Americas to recycle and to buy products made from recycled

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TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Keep America Beautiful with Recycling and buying Recycled products!

By Christine Wied Thursday, November 15, 2012 is the fifteenth annual America Recycles Day (ARD) celebration. A program of Keep America Beautiful, this nationally recognized day is dedicated to encouraging Americas to recycle and to buy products made from recycled

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TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Use “Safe” Beauty Products For Your Health

By Christine Wied In striving to prevent breast and other cancers through environmental causes, an area to consider is the use of cosmetics and other personal care products. It has been estimated that the average woman may put up to

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TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Use “Safe” Beauty Products For Your Health

By Christine Wied In striving to prevent breast and other cancers through environmental causes, an area to consider is the use of cosmetics and other personal care products. It has been estimated that the average woman may put up to

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TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Be “EEK-0-Friendly” This Halloween!

  By Christine Wied Halloween is just around the corner. Here are a few opportunities to be “EEK-O-Friendly” this year.   Trade or swap costumes with friends instead of buying new ones. It has been estimated that if half the

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TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Be “EEK-0-Friendly” This Halloween!

  By Christine Wied Halloween is just around the corner. Here are a few opportunities to be “EEK-O-Friendly” this year.   Trade or swap costumes with friends instead of buying new ones. It has been estimated that if half the

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Tips From The Expert: FREE Compost Workshop, Saturday, October 27, 2012, 10am-Noon at Green Thumb Nursery in Ventura

By Christine Wied Autumn is a good time to start a compost bin to create rich organic material for next spring’s plantings. Fallen leaves and clippings from green plants are the ideal “browns (carbon) and greens (nitrogen)” necessary for balanced

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Tips From The Expert: FREE Compost Workshop, Saturday, October 27, 2012, 10am-Noon at Green Thumb Nursery in Ventura

By Christine Wied Autumn is a good time to start a compost bin to create rich organic material for next spring’s plantings. Fallen leaves and clippings from green plants are the ideal “browns (carbon) and greens (nitrogen)” necessary for balanced

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TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Create a Healthy Home Environment to reduce Cancer Risk

By Christine Wied The Breast Cancer Fund is promoting research and strategies to reduce the risk of breast cancer as well as other cancers by environmental causes.  Here are some of their suggestions for creating a healthy home environment that

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TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Create a Healthy Home Environment to reduce Cancer Risk

By Christine Wied The Breast Cancer Fund is promoting research and strategies to reduce the risk of breast cancer as well as other cancers by environmental causes.  Here are some of their suggestions for creating a healthy home environment that