Saturday, April 22, 2023

Happy Earth Day, Ventura

Although environmental sustainability stays in style year-round, today is the day to celebrate and appreciate our bountiful, life-sustaining planet. It's Earth Day! Check out how Ventura is celebrating today:

Downtown Ventura Farmers Market


Surfrider's Beach Cleanup at the C Street Promenade


*Big Rock Reserve Volunteer Event with Ventura Land Trust


*Family Nature Program at the Hayden Preserve with Ventura Land Trust


Downtown Ventura Spring Mother Earth Vintage and Makers Market


Plantopia U-Pick Fundraiser


Leashless Brewing Earth Day Celebration


* Event requires registration, visit link for more information

If one of the events above doesn't fit into your schedule, consider visiting one of our local certified Ventura Green Businesses instead.

However you choose to celebrate this Earth Day, thank you for doing your part to care for our planet and its precious resources.

Happy Earth Day, Ventura!

Find local Certified Green Businesses

Earth Day Resolutions

from the Environmental Sustainability Division

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Win a Sustainable Goody Bag!

Send in your photos for a chance to win a sustainable goody bag! Help us build support for the food waste recycling program by showing the community how their neighbors (YOU!) recycle food waste at home. Capture a photo that best represents your participation and email it to [email protected]. Please use the subject line "Food Waste Photo." One submission will be selected at random to receive a goody bag. By sending in a photo, you consent to have your photo shared online and with the public.

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Ventura Compost Co-op

Last month, the Ventura Compost Co-op had a Meet & Greet event at local Certified Green Business, Harvest Cafe.

The Compost Co-op allows participating members to drop off their food scraps in designated bins at Cornucopia Community Gardens. These food scraps are composted on-site, and members will be able to enjoy the benefits of the finished compost.

As always, thank you to our local Queen of Compost, Camila Guzman, for her continued support.

Thanks for composting, and rot on! 🤘

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Residential Food Waste

Recycling Program

The Residential Food Waste Recycling Program is currently available to all single-family residences in Ventura and is actively rolling out to multi-family properties. This program allows residents to comply with SB 1383 and reduce methane emissions caused by food in landfills. Follow these steps to participate:

  1. If you have a yard waste or food waste recycling container, collect food scraps at home (ALL food can be collected. Cooked, not cooked, meat, bones - all food.) Put the collected food in a bag of any kind, secure the top, and add it to your yard waste bin or designated food waste container.
  2. If you don't have a yard waste or food waste recycling container, encourage your property manager to contact E.J. Harrison & Sons to begin service.

Participating in this program helps fight climate change by reducing methane emissions caused by food waste in landfills. To request food waste pails or for additional questions, please contact the City's Division of Environmental Sustainability:

[email protected]

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