Category Archives: Reduce

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

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

It Takes a Village: Cleaning up the Santa Clara Riverbed

[slideshow]           On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, in just under two hours, City of Ventura staff, community leaders and 500 students from California Lutheran University (CLU) removed 21.28 tons of trash from the Santa Clara riverbed.         “The coordinated

It Takes a Village: Cleaning up the Santa Clara Riverbed

[slideshow]           On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, in just under two hours, City of Ventura staff, community leaders and 500 students from California Lutheran University (CLU) removed 21.28 tons of trash from the Santa Clara riverbed.         “The coordinated

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

Big Bellies: Taking A Big Bite Out of Trash

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHoS3r6TSoo] This past August, The City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division, in partnership with the Downtown Ventura Partners (DVP),  installed 30 Big Belly trash and recycling bins. These containers are state-of-the-art, using solar power to self-compact trash, which reduces the

Big Bellies: Taking A Big Bite Out of Trash

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHoS3r6TSoo] This past August, The City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division, in partnership with the Downtown Ventura Partners (DVP),  installed 30 Big Belly trash and recycling bins. These containers are state-of-the-art, using solar power to self-compact trash, which reduces the

It’s Green School Award Nomination Time: 7th Annual Green School Award Nominations for 2013

Do you go to a school or know about a school that implements environmental programs and initiatives that benefit the school as well as the community?   If you do, NOMINATE this school for a 2013 GREEN SCHOOL AWARD!  

It’s Green School Award Nomination Time: 7th Annual Green School Award Nominations for 2013

Do you go to a school or know about a school that implements environmental programs and initiatives that benefit the school as well as the community?   If you do, NOMINATE this school for a 2013 GREEN SCHOOL AWARD!  

The City of Ventura and E.J. Harrison & Sons Unveil New Program to Help Property Owners Improve Recycling and Comply with New State Law

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s most recent data, Americans generate about 250 million tons of trash a year — or about 4.5 pounds per person, per day!  Much of this trash is generated by single-family and multi-family homes.

The City of Ventura and E.J. Harrison & Sons Unveil New Program to Help Property Owners Improve Recycling and Comply with New State Law

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s most recent data, Americans generate about 250 million tons of trash a year — or about 4.5 pounds per person, per day!  Much of this trash is generated by single-family and multi-family homes.

EP Foster Elementary School’s NEW Reduce and Recycling Carton Program

  From Left to Right:  Jill Sarick, Dana Bogdanich, Ray Olson, Courtney Lindberg and Lorri Peterson By Maryann Ridini Spencer Approximately six months ago, the City of Ventura, EJ Harrison and Gold Coast Recycling, met with the National Carton Council,

EP Foster Elementary School’s NEW Reduce and Recycling Carton Program

  From Left to Right:  Jill Sarick, Dana Bogdanich, Ray Olson, Courtney Lindberg and Lorri Peterson By Maryann Ridini Spencer Approximately six months ago, the City of Ventura, EJ Harrison and Gold Coast Recycling, met with the National Carton Council,

City of Ventura Helps Schools and Non-profits Shine Bright (& Green!)

The City of Ventura Public Works Department has completed its Energy Efficient Lighting Retrofit Program that will save local non-profit organizations and schools an estimated $82,000 each year.  Free energy efficient lights were installed at 19 non-profit agencies and 6

City of Ventura Helps Schools and Non-profits Shine Bright (& Green!)

The City of Ventura Public Works Department has completed its Energy Efficient Lighting Retrofit Program that will save local non-profit organizations and schools an estimated $82,000 each year.  Free energy efficient lights were installed at 19 non-profit agencies and 6

Livin’ Green in 2013: New Year’s Resolutions That Make A Difference

While your making your New Year’s resolutions in your personal and professional life.  Keep the environment in mind! Here are some green tips to help save the planet that can also help you save on your pocketbook! •Buy local, fresh,

Livin’ Green in 2013: New Year’s Resolutions That Make A Difference

While your making your New Year’s resolutions in your personal and professional life.  Keep the environment in mind! Here are some green tips to help save the planet that can also help you save on your pocketbook! •Buy local, fresh,

9 Tips To Green Your Office for the holidays!

The average U.S. office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year, according to the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), that’s 4 million tons of copy paper annually! But not all offices recycle, meaning that valuable recyclables like paper,

9 Tips To Green Your Office for the holidays!

The average U.S. office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year, according to the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), that’s 4 million tons of copy paper annually! But not all offices recycle, meaning that valuable recyclables like paper,