Category Archives: Reuse

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

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

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.

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,

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Reduce Food Waste Going to the Landfill!

By Christine Wied With Thanksgiving and other holidays ahead, lots of food will be prepared and consumed. There also sadly will be a lot of wasted food going to the landfill. The average American wastes about 200 pounds a year.

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Reduce Food Waste Going to the Landfill!

By Christine Wied With Thanksgiving and other holidays ahead, lots of food will be prepared and consumed. There also sadly will be a lot of wasted food going to the landfill. The average American wastes about 200 pounds a year.

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

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