SavetheFood.com has great tips on how to prevent food waste — everything from how to cook, how to store, to useful tools and resources. Whenk you prevent food waste you’re helping your household budget as well as doing the right thing for the sustainability of your community.
The site also shares how to save food with your mindset whether your shopping or trying to decide what to prepare for dinner. Here’s how to think like a food waste warrior, click here.
Sustainability Now News (KPPQ 104.1 FM Radio in Ventura County) spoke with vendors at the June 16, 2018 Ventura Strong Re-Builds Green Expo. Listen below for tips on how to keep it green and sustainable.
The City of Ventura Community Development Department and the Environmental Sustainability Division partners to present Ventura Strong Re-Builds Green Expo Saturday, June 16, 11am-3:00pm at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street. Environmental Sustainability Supervisor Courtney Lindberg joins us to share more about this important event.
The Environmental Protection Agency has some fun games, quizzes, and activities for children targeted to teaching them about the environment. Activities focus on climate change, water conservation, recycling, and more. Find out more, here.
From June 25-26, 2018, the 4-H Sustainable You! Camp for ages 9-12 will bepresented by the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division & Ventura Water in collaboration with UC Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Environmental Specialist Brandon Kaysen talks about the program and the importance of teaching our youth about sustainable practices.
Almost 20% of the material Ventura residents send to the landfill from their homes is made up of food waste. About half of that is inedible – stuff that you typically wouldn’t eat like an avocado skin or corn husks. This means that the other half is preventable – edible food that could have been saved from going to waste. The City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability division encourages all residents to Save the Food with us. Here’s a great recipe you can make with leftover rice (and other veggies you may want to add in!).
An Energy Action Plan (EAP) is a strategic planning document that lays out the City’s goals and possible actions to reduce energy consumption by increasing energy efficiency and procuring more renewable energy. City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Brandon Kaysen explains how the City is requesting Ventura residents to take the Energy Action Plan Survey – a quick survey to help determine goals to reduce energy consumption.
On June 16, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm the City of Ventura hosts a GREEN BUILDING EXPO at City Hall, 501 Poli Street in Ventura titled “Ventura Strong Re-Builds Green!” The event will showcase green building and landscaping opportunities for City of Ventura residents who are rebuilding after the Thomas Fire. Public utility agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other community environmental groups will operate booths providing information on a range of topics: renewable energy options, indoor water efficiency, green building materials, outdoor water usage, turf alternatives, and defensible space plans.
More information coming shortly! Special needs may be met by calling 805-658-4725 or through the California Relay Service.