Category Archives: Reduce

Community Potluck with Practical Ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Landscape Water

Ojai Valley Green Coalition sponsors  COMMUNITY GATHERING  Potluck with Practical Ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Landscape Water andContinuing the ‘Facing Drought Together’ Conversation Presenter Kathy Nolan plants natives. “The soil is our best water tank”, says Kathy.   Friday,

Community Potluck with Practical Ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Landscape Water

Ojai Valley Green Coalition sponsors  COMMUNITY GATHERING  Potluck with Practical Ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Landscape Water andContinuing the ‘Facing Drought Together’ Conversation Presenter Kathy Nolan plants natives. “The soil is our best water tank”, says Kathy.   Friday,

STOP THE TOXIC FLOW: Tips to decrease urban runoff

     In a natural ecosystem, water sinks into the soil, nourishing plants and trees and before flowing  into rivers, lakes and the ocean.  Urban cities are built with many hard surfaces such as roads, driveways, parking lots and rooftops that

STOP THE TOXIC FLOW: Tips to decrease urban runoff

     In a natural ecosystem, water sinks into the soil, nourishing plants and trees and before flowing  into rivers, lakes and the ocean.  Urban cities are built with many hard surfaces such as roads, driveways, parking lots and rooftops that

Solarize Ventura: Power Your Home With Clean Renewable Energy

  SOLARIZE VENTURA:  Power your home with clean renewable energy               When you turn on a light, work at the computer, watch television, or blend up your favorite fruit smoothie, you may not think about the fact that

Solarize Ventura: Power Your Home With Clean Renewable Energy

  SOLARIZE VENTURA:  Power your home with clean renewable energy               When you turn on a light, work at the computer, watch television, or blend up your favorite fruit smoothie, you may not think about the fact that

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

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

2014 Could Be the Year Ventura Goes Bag-less

Proposed Ordinance Would Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags      On Monday, December 16, 2013, in keeping in line with 90 other California local governments that have passed a ban on single-use plastic bags, the Ventura City Council voted 6 to 1

2014 Could Be the Year Ventura Goes Bag-less

Proposed Ordinance Would Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags      On Monday, December 16, 2013, in keeping in line with 90 other California local governments that have passed a ban on single-use plastic bags, the Ventura City Council voted 6 to 1

In Memoriam – Christine Margaret Wied, 1948-2013

Christine Margaret Wied, 1948-2013      Famous writer and poet Maya Angelou wrote, “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”Christine Wied, an Environmental Specialist with the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division from 2006

In Memoriam – Christine Margaret Wied, 1948-2013

Christine Margaret Wied, 1948-2013      Famous writer and poet Maya Angelou wrote, “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”Christine Wied, an Environmental Specialist with the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division from 2006

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