Category Archives: Save On Your Bills

EPA Green Tip: Save Money and the Environment by Maintaining and Repairing Durable Products

According to the EPA, proper appliance maintenance reduces waste! It’s important to keep your appliances in good working order and follow the manufacturer’s suggestions for operation and maintenance. Shop for products with high consumer satisfaction and fewer breakdowns. If kept

EPA Green Tip: Save Money and the Environment by Maintaining and Repairing Durable Products

According to the EPA, proper appliance maintenance reduces waste! It’s important to keep your appliances in good working order and follow the manufacturer’s suggestions for operation and maintenance. Shop for products with high consumer satisfaction and fewer breakdowns. If kept

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

Tips for Heating Your Home Safely this Winter

Winter Heating Safety Generator exhaust is toxic. Always put generators outside well away from doors, windows, and vents. Carbon monoxide (CO) is deadly, can build up quickly, and linger for hours. More information. Combustion appliances are those which burn fuels

Tips for Heating Your Home Safely this Winter

Winter Heating Safety Generator exhaust is toxic. Always put generators outside well away from doors, windows, and vents. Carbon monoxide (CO) is deadly, can build up quickly, and linger for hours. More information. Combustion appliances are those which burn fuels

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.

Livin’ Green: 10 Green Thanksgiving Ideas

[slideshow] By Maryann Ridini Spencer Thanksgiving marks the true beginning of the holiday eating and gift-giving season.  Here are some great tips to keep green and sustainable! • Save on postage stamps and paper.   Send a FREE email invitation.  For

Livin’ Green: 10 Green Thanksgiving Ideas

[slideshow] By Maryann Ridini Spencer Thanksgiving marks the true beginning of the holiday eating and gift-giving season.  Here are some great tips to keep green and sustainable! • Save on postage stamps and paper.   Send a FREE email invitation.  For

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach: Eco-Friendly Practices for a Sustainable Future

In this segment of the October 2012 “Sustainable Ventura ” TV show, host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks with Gary Kohler, Director of Sales and Marketing for Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach about the hotel’s sustainable practices. This month, the show also

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach: Eco-Friendly Practices for a Sustainable Future

In this segment of the October 2012 “Sustainable Ventura ” TV show, host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks with Gary Kohler, Director of Sales and Marketing for Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach about the hotel’s sustainable practices. This month, the show also

Great Energy Saving tips to SAVE $$$ on your energy bills

As the temperatures start to dip and you spend more time indoors, energy costs can rise at home.  Between 40-70% of all home energy is wasted.  However, you can help change that percentage (and save on your energy bills!) by

Great Energy Saving tips to SAVE $$$ on your energy bills

As the temperatures start to dip and you spend more time indoors, energy costs can rise at home.  Between 40-70% of all home energy is wasted.  However, you can help change that percentage (and save on your energy bills!) by

Sustainable Ventura TV Series – Ocean Friendly and Native Gardens, August 2012 Show

WATCH the August 2012 Sustainable Ventura TV show brought to you by Ventura Water. The Sustainable Ventura TV Series is seen on Caps-TV VTV’s Channel 15, Thursdays at 8:30pm. The show rebroadcasts Monday-Thursday and Saturdays at 9:00am, Sundays at 8:30pm

Sustainable Ventura TV Series – Ocean Friendly and Native Gardens, August 2012 Show

WATCH the August 2012 Sustainable Ventura TV show brought to you by Ventura Water. The Sustainable Ventura TV Series is seen on Caps-TV VTV’s Channel 15, Thursdays at 8:30pm. The show rebroadcasts Monday-Thursday and Saturdays at 9:00am, Sundays at 8:30pm

Business Grant Opportunity – Reusables Funding up to $30,000 – Apply by April 1, 2012!

Reusable Grants requests up to $30,000 are available for businesses and other organizations that are planning to incorporate reusable packaging into their transport and distribution. Eligible Projects should focus on waste prevention and specifically reusable transportation (projects that replace single

Business Grant Opportunity – Reusables Funding up to $30,000 – Apply by April 1, 2012!

Reusable Grants requests up to $30,000 are available for businesses and other organizations that are planning to incorporate reusable packaging into their transport and distribution. Eligible Projects should focus on waste prevention and specifically reusable transportation (projects that replace single

Tips From The Expert: FREE Ocean Friendly Garden Series – Save money on your water bills!

by Christine Wied With little rain this year and water rates increasing, now may be the time to think about replacing a water-hungry grass lawn with what is known as an Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG).  The Ventura County Chapter of

Tips From The Expert: FREE Ocean Friendly Garden Series – Save money on your water bills!

by Christine Wied With little rain this year and water rates increasing, now may be the time to think about replacing a water-hungry grass lawn with what is known as an Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG).  The Ventura County Chapter of