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LtoR:  EP Foster Custodian Judy Melton and Lynn Harrison, EJ Harrison.  Not pictured: EP Foster Principal Carlos Covarrubias.

City of Ventura Names 2013 Green School Award Winners

[slideshow] The Ventura City Council presented the seventh annual Green School Award for achievement in environmental excellence to students at EP Foster and Will Rogers Elementary Schools during its public meeting on Monday, November 18, at 6 pm, at City

LtoR:  EP Foster Custodian Judy Melton and Lynn Harrison, EJ Harrison.  Not pictured: EP Foster Principal Carlos Covarrubias.

City of Ventura Names 2013 Green School Award Winners

[slideshow] The Ventura City Council presented the seventh annual Green School Award for achievement in environmental excellence to students at EP Foster and Will Rogers Elementary Schools during its public meeting on Monday, November 18, at 6 pm, at City

New Bioswale at Will Rogers Elementary School

Will Rogers Elementary School: Midtown Ventura Community Council’s Adopt-A-School Project for 2013

[slideshow] WATCH THE SUSTAINABLE VENTURA NEWS VIDEO      Students at Will Rogers Elementary School will learn from a living laboratory created on their campus last summer with the help of Midtown Ventura Community Council’s Adopt-A-School Project for 2013.  To help

New Bioswale at Will Rogers Elementary School

Will Rogers Elementary School: Midtown Ventura Community Council’s Adopt-A-School Project for 2013

[slideshow] WATCH THE SUSTAINABLE VENTURA NEWS VIDEO      Students at Will Rogers Elementary School will learn from a living laboratory created on their campus last summer with the help of Midtown Ventura Community Council’s Adopt-A-School Project for 2013.  To help

LISTEN to the SustainableVentura.TV Podcast "Free Water Wise Class: Ocean Friendly Gardens"

SustainableVentura.TV PODCAST from the FREE Water Wise Class: Ocean Friendly Gardens

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 10am-11:30am, Ventura Water, Aqua-flo and Green Thumb Nursery presented the second in a series of six Water Wise classes.  The topic for the day was “How to employ Ocean Friendly Garden principles of CPR-

LISTEN to the SustainableVentura.TV Podcast "Free Water Wise Class: Ocean Friendly Gardens"

SustainableVentura.TV PODCAST from the FREE Water Wise Class: Ocean Friendly Gardens

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 10am-11:30am, Ventura Water, Aqua-flo and Green Thumb Nursery presented the second in a series of six Water Wise classes.  The topic for the day was “How to employ Ocean Friendly Garden principles of CPR-

Trash at the site of the Santa Clara Riverbed before the summer cleanup

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

Trash at the site of the Santa Clara Riverbed before the summer cleanup

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

Volunteers at the Coastal Cleanup Event

Coastal Cleanup’s 2013 Preliminary Results

[slideshow]         On Saturday, September 21, 2013, The 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day took place from 9am-Noon. This life affirming, sustainable event has proved to play an important role in helping remove trash and debris, which can be harmful to

Volunteers at the Coastal Cleanup Event

Coastal Cleanup’s 2013 Preliminary Results

[slideshow]         On Saturday, September 21, 2013, The 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day took place from 9am-Noon. This life affirming, sustainable event has proved to play an important role in helping remove trash and debris, which can be harmful to

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FREE Water Wise Gardening Classes

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGtnQBDES8A] Ventura Water, Aqua-flo and Green Thumb Nursery are presenting a series of six FREE Water Wise classes, one Saturday a month from 10:00am-11:30am.  The classes began on September 14, 2013 and are currently planned through early 2014. According to

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FREE Water Wise Gardening Classes

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGtnQBDES8A] Ventura Water, Aqua-flo and Green Thumb Nursery are presenting a series of six FREE Water Wise classes, one Saturday a month from 10:00am-11:30am.  The classes began on September 14, 2013 and are currently planned through early 2014. According to

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Read Sustainable Ventura August 2013 News

Read Sustainable Ventura’s August 2013 Newsletter! The City of Ventura and E.J. Harrison & Sons Help Property Owners Improve Recycling and Comply with AB 341 Enter Your Business for a CoolCalifornia Award SAVE THE DATE: 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day,

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Read Sustainable Ventura August 2013 News

Read Sustainable Ventura’s August 2013 Newsletter! The City of Ventura and E.J. Harrison & Sons Help Property Owners Improve Recycling and Comply with AB 341 Enter Your Business for a CoolCalifornia Award SAVE THE DATE: 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day,

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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.

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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.

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SAVE THE DATE: September 21, 2013, 9:00am-Noon, The 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day Needs YOU!

Historically, California’s coast and waterways have been collection spots for trash and debris.  It’s important to remove all litter, which can be harmful, even fatal to marine wildlife.    How does this happen? Let’s look at some specific examples starting

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SAVE THE DATE: September 21, 2013, 9:00am-Noon, The 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day Needs YOU!

Historically, California’s coast and waterways have been collection spots for trash and debris.  It’s important to remove all litter, which can be harmful, even fatal to marine wildlife.    How does this happen? Let’s look at some specific examples starting

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Only Rain Down the Drain

Ever wonder why you might see a beach closure sign after it rains?  That’s because of stormwater pollution is caused by urban runoff.  When it comes to preventing stormwater pollution, the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability promotes, “only rain down

360x270DontDump

Only Rain Down the Drain

Ever wonder why you might see a beach closure sign after it rains?  That’s because of stormwater pollution is caused by urban runoff.  When it comes to preventing stormwater pollution, the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability promotes, “only rain down