Posts Tagged: environmental sustainability

Sunday, October 28: Volunteers Needed to Create an Ocean Friendly Garden at Ventura Farmer’s Market Parking Lot!

COME JOIN THE COMMUNITY PARTY TO BEAUTIFY VENTURA FARMER’S MARKET PARKING LOT WITH AN OCEAN FRIENDLY GARDEN (OFG) Sunday, October 28, 2012 9:00am-12:30pm – First Shift 12:30pm-4:00pm – Second Shift Join the Leadership Ventura, City of Ventura, Ventura Water, the

Sunday, October 28: Volunteers Needed to Create an Ocean Friendly Garden at Ventura Farmer’s Market Parking Lot!

COME JOIN THE COMMUNITY PARTY TO BEAUTIFY VENTURA FARMER’S MARKET PARKING LOT WITH AN OCEAN FRIENDLY GARDEN (OFG) Sunday, October 28, 2012 9:00am-12:30pm – First Shift 12:30pm-4:00pm – Second Shift Join the Leadership Ventura, City of Ventura, Ventura Water, the

Tips From The Expert: FREE Compost Workshop, Saturday, October 27, 2012, 10am-Noon at Green Thumb Nursery in Ventura

By Christine Wied Autumn is a good time to start a compost bin to create rich organic material for next spring’s plantings. Fallen leaves and clippings from green plants are the ideal “browns (carbon) and greens (nitrogen)” necessary for balanced

Tips From The Expert: FREE Compost Workshop, Saturday, October 27, 2012, 10am-Noon at Green Thumb Nursery in Ventura

By Christine Wied Autumn is a good time to start a compost bin to create rich organic material for next spring’s plantings. Fallen leaves and clippings from green plants are the ideal “browns (carbon) and greens (nitrogen)” necessary for balanced

Reusable Tupperware Containers

Livin’ Green: Environmental Sustainability’s Green Challenge

Every person can make a difference in the sustainable health and longevity of our environment.  To this end, the City’s Environmental Sustainability Division issues a monthly, ongoing “green” challenge.  For this month, listed below are just four ways YOU can

Reusable Tupperware Containers

Livin’ Green: Environmental Sustainability’s Green Challenge

Every person can make a difference in the sustainable health and longevity of our environment.  To this end, the City’s Environmental Sustainability Division issues a monthly, ongoing “green” challenge.  For this month, listed below are just four ways YOU can

Back to School? Cool GREEN things to do inside and outside the classroom!

It’s that time of year again! Kids and teachers across the country are heading back to school. You can learn and have fun while making a difference in the quality of the environment in your community, participate in competitions, and

Back to School? Cool GREEN things to do inside and outside the classroom!

It’s that time of year again! Kids and teachers across the country are heading back to school. You can learn and have fun while making a difference in the quality of the environment in your community, participate in competitions, and

Great Energy Saving Cooking Ideas for Summer!

What would summer be without barbecues, picnics, and spur-of-the-moment meals eaten outdoors?  Take the “heat” out of summer cooking with these simple ideas: •Use less energy.  Take advantage of the summer’s garden-fresh produce to whip up salads and other side

Great Energy Saving Cooking Ideas for Summer!

What would summer be without barbecues, picnics, and spur-of-the-moment meals eaten outdoors?  Take the “heat” out of summer cooking with these simple ideas: •Use less energy.  Take advantage of the summer’s garden-fresh produce to whip up salads and other side

Tips From the Expert: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by repurposing products!

By Christine Wied In the hierarchy “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” we know that the most important element is Reduce followed by Reuse.  Reusing reduces the need to buy new products by repurposing them. Not only does reusing reduce disposal but also

Tips From the Expert: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by repurposing products!

By Christine Wied In the hierarchy “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” we know that the most important element is Reduce followed by Reuse.  Reusing reduces the need to buy new products by repurposing them. Not only does reusing reduce disposal but also

Second Annual Green Jobs Summit, May 19, 2012 at Ventura's City Hall

Growing Green Jobs & Industries at the Second Annual Green Jobs Summit

[slideshow] “I’m excited to be here today.  I’m looking for a green job and I feel this is the place to get me started.”                       -Victor Marquez, Ventura College Student “I work with GIS (Geographic Information

Second Annual Green Jobs Summit, May 19, 2012 at Ventura's City Hall

Growing Green Jobs & Industries at the Second Annual Green Jobs Summit

[slideshow] “I’m excited to be here today.  I’m looking for a green job and I feel this is the place to get me started.”                       -Victor Marquez, Ventura College Student “I work with GIS (Geographic Information

New Podcast: Earth Day April 22, Be a Part of it!

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Division talks to Sustainable Ventura host, Maryann Ridini Spencer, about Earth Day – how it was born, great ways to celebrate earth day & what the individual can do to help protect

New Podcast: Earth Day April 22, Be a Part of it!

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Division talks to Sustainable Ventura host, Maryann Ridini Spencer, about Earth Day – how it was born, great ways to celebrate earth day & what the individual can do to help protect

Native OFG in Ventura

Make Your Landscape and Garden an Earth-Friendly Place with Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG)

[slideshow] When it rains, water that meets impermeable surfaces (driveways, streets and other hard surfaces) runs off into streets picking up sediment, debris, pesticides and fertilizers, oil, animal excrement and more. The polluted water is directed into the drains on

Native OFG in Ventura

Make Your Landscape and Garden an Earth-Friendly Place with Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG)

[slideshow] When it rains, water that meets impermeable surfaces (driveways, streets and other hard surfaces) runs off into streets picking up sediment, debris, pesticides and fertilizers, oil, animal excrement and more. The polluted water is directed into the drains on

Tips From The Expert: Cutting Through the Myths About Plastics & Plastics Recycling

by Christine Wied There are many myths and misconceptions about plastics and plastics recycling.  Some of these myths have been explored and researched by the Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers. They have a stake in making sure that they have

Tips From The Expert: Cutting Through the Myths About Plastics & Plastics Recycling

by Christine Wied There are many myths and misconceptions about plastics and plastics recycling.  Some of these myths have been explored and researched by the Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers. They have a stake in making sure that they have