September/October 2017
Leashless Brewing: Rooted in Sustainability  

"You don't have to be an organic business to be a green business, but if you'reanorganic business you should be able to meet the City's qualifications for green certification," said John Gonzales, founder of Leashless Brewing, a Belgium-inspired certified organic brewery. Situated in historic Downtown Ventura, Leashless offers a menu of classic style and gluten-reduced beers.

The name "Leashless" refers to pure freedom and how Gonzales likes to surf "with no leash." It's also part of the Leashless brand mission statement - to produce beer with freedom from conventional practices. Read More.
33rd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day - Saturday, September 16, 2017
Use Over 60,000 people throughout California will participate in the 33rd 
Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 16, 2017, 9:00 AM to Noon. 
 
Volunteers for the event will help to remove trash and debris from beaches, creeks, and other waterways promoting the health and sustainability of our environment and to protect natural wildlife. Read More. 
Environmental Back To School Tips

A great way to reduce the environmental impact of the "Back to School" purchases. Environmental Sustainability offers these simple eco-friendly tips! Read More. 
Trash, Green Waste & Recycling Best Practices       
 
Have you ever debated what waste should go into what bin o r wo n dered what items are
recyclable or not?

Did you ever wonder if you should wash your recyclables before placing them in the recycle bin?

Environmental Sustainability put together this TIP SHEET to help you sort out what goes where and some best practices for trash and green wastedisposal and recycling. Read More.

Local Schools Help Reduce Trash to the Landfill with the City's Food Waste Recycling & Composting Program

 
Since 2013, Environmental Sustainability in partnership with E.J. Harrison and Sons and Gold Coast Recycling has been offering recycling and composting programs within the Ventura Unified School District (VUSD). The program mission is to educate children on how and what can be recycled or composted and the reasons behind why these practices are essential to the sustainability of our community.
 
"In the past four years, VUSD has successfully enrolled all elementary schools in the food waste collection and recycling program with the aid of the city and E.J. Harrison," said City of Ventura Environmental Specialist, Brandon Kaysen. "In our pilot year, we were able to get four schools onboard. By 2014, we were up to seven, 2015 we were at 12, and by the end of 2016, all 17 elementary schools in the district had a program in place." Read More. 
 
 

NEWS Extra!

Environmental Sustainability Installs New Bear Boxes in Grant Park


Environmental Sustainability has put in "Bear boxes" in Grant Park so that residents and visitors can easily dispose of their trash. Check out the cool design!  

 

Other Events - Check out more City Calendar Events, Click Here. 
 
FREE Community Cleanup Event: Saturday, October 21, 9:00 AM - NOON
The City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division is hosting a free Community Cleanup Event on Saturday, October 21st, 2017, from 9am-12pm at the City lot on the corner of Seaward Avenue and Alessandro Drive. Please be prepared to provide proof of Ventura residency and to offload your vehicle. Items that are accepted include but are not limited to: appliances, furniture, metal, green waste, wood, and electronic waste. Items that will not be accepted include: household hazardous waste materials such as batteries, paint, and automotive fluids. Contact: Arriana Rabago, arabago@cityofventura.ca.gov
FREE Gardening Classes
 
"Water Wise Vegetable Garden"  
10:00 AM, October 21, at Green Thumb International on S. Victoria Avenue  
Conserve water while growing nutritious food! David Nichols of Green Thumb will be demonstrating techniques that will make your water wise vegetable garden a success. Find out more & RSVP!  
 
Volunteer Ventura

Volunteer for events where you can forge great friendships, network and contribute to the beauty and sustainability of our community! Click Here.  


Green Business is Smart Business!

Interested in finding out more about how you can help the environment as well as your bottom line?  Contact: ldavenport@cityofventura.ca.gov to coordinate your FREE Consultation.

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Listen to Sustainable Ventura's PODCASTS for GREEN Living Tips, Less Toxic Lawn and Garden Practices, Reduce*Reuse*Recycle Tips, and more! Click Here.

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RAIN BARREL DISCOUNT VOUCHER

Rain Barrel Discount program for City of Ventura residents is available through Environmental Sustainability and Ventura Water. Working in cooperation with Smith Pipe and Supply at 3060 Sherwin Avenue in Ventura, the Channel/Bushman 50-gallon rain barrel (with a retail value of $92.00), will be available for $45.00 plus tax at their store with a Rain Barrel Discount Voucher. Two rain barrel discounts are available per residential address with the voucher.  READ MORE & PRINT VOUCHER.  
 
$92.00 Rain Barrel available for $45.00 plus tax with Discount Voucher