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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.

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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.

LISTEN HERE.

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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.

Find out more about the Ventura Strong Re-Builds Green Expo at cityofventura.ca.gov

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST ABOUT THE EVENT

LISTEN to Sustainability Now News reported by Maryann Ridini Spencer on KPPQ 104.1 FM RADIO in Ventura. Read Sustainability Now News in the Ventura Breeze.

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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.

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Save the Date – June 16 for a very special event – A Celebration of our Waves & Beaches

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Sustainable Ventura was recently named one of the top environmental blogs! (#16) https://blog.feedspot.com/environmental_blogs/

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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.

Find Out More & REGISTER: harec.ucanr.edu

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST ABOUT THIS YEAR’S CAMP, Click Here.

Watch the Sustainable Ventura News segment on the CAMP:

Sustainable You! Camp 2017 - Teaching Our Youth About Eco-Conscious Living - YouTube

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Sustainable Ventura by Sustainableventura - 1y ago

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!).

For more information on how you can prevent Food Waste, visit City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability: https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/1171/Food-Waste

Leftover Coconut Veggie Rice

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 T. coconut oil
  • 1/2 c. onions, diced
  • 1/2 c. carrots, diced
  • 1/2 c. Macadamia nuts
  • 1 1/2 c. leftover cooked Jasmine rice
  • 1/2 c. coconut cream concentrate
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger (or freshly shaved)
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 2 T. lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • red chili pepper flakes (to taste)
  • 1 1/2 c. pineapple (freshly cubed or canned and drained)

Preparation:

  • Add coconut oil into skillet (heat on low) on the stovetop
  • Add in onions, saute until golden.
  • Add in carrots, continue to saute until carrots are soft.
  • Place Macadamia nuts into a ziplock bag and pound with a mallet to form small pieces.
  • Add in leftover Jasmine rice.
  • Add in coconut cream concentrate.
  • Stir rice mix and melt the coconut cream concentrate.
  • Add in ginger, garlic salt (to taste), and garlic powder.
  • Stir mix.
  • Add in water, stir.
  • Add in lemon juice.
  • Add in a few dashes of red chili pepper flakes (to taste).
  • Add in Macadamia nut pieces.
  • Add in pineapple cubes, stir.
  • Simmer for a bit, then serve immediately.

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Recipe courtesy of SimplyDeliciousLiving.com

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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.

Take the Energy Action Plan Survey, VenturaEnergySurvey.org.

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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.

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