January & February 2021
Is being more environmentally friendly on your New Year's resolution list this year? We want to help you become more sustainable in your daily lives, so we're offering our first ever Sustainability Speakers Series!

Join in on virtual presentations by local environmental experts and learn how to adopt environmentally conscious habits in your day-to-day routine. On the second Wednesday of each month, you'll have the opportunity to absorb knowledge and ask questions directly from local specialists on a wide variety of sustainability topics. Visit our webpage for more information and how to register.
General Plan Survey - Deadline Extended!
Please join other Ventura residents and help plan Ventura for the next generation by sharing your thoughts and ideas for the future of our city!

The General Plan will include a comprehensive update to the Local Coastal Plan and a new Climate Action Plan. Take our quick survey available in English and Español at www.planventura.com.The deadline to respond is Friday, January 15, 2021.

Featured Video: Ventura Bike Hub
Environmental Program Updates
Green Business
New Green Businesses 2020!

Congratulations to the businesses that were certified as City of Ventura Certified Green Businesses in 2020:

Integrity Wealth Advisors
Wagner Financial
Law Office of Amber Rodriguez
Plum Gift Boutique
Freeze Social Media
Brooklyn Charm
Mimosa Rose
MERITO Foundation
Hot Yoga Ventura
Mitec Solutions

Visit GreenBusinessCA.org or download the Shop Green App on the App Store or on Google Play for a complete list of Green Businesses.
Green Schools
2021 K-12 Keep California Beautiful (KCB) Challenge

Each year, several Ventura schools compete in the KCB K-12 Recycling Challenge, where students collect and measure their recycling for an entire month. This year, KBC has reimagined the Challenge and expanded opportunities to participate including:

1. Recycling Art Contest
2. Video Contest
3. Environmental App Litter Assessment
4. Keep California Beautiful Environmental School Designation

Food Waste Prevention
Feeling a little sugared out from the holidays? Make a visit to one of our local famers markets to stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables. Farmers markets are a great way to support our local agricultural community while reducing our environmental impact. When we buy local produce, we dramatically reduce the transportation process which uses fossil fuels and can result in lost produce during transport and delivery. Visit one of our local Farmers Markets:
Wednesday at the Pacific View Mall parking lot, 9am – 1pm
Saturday at Santa Clara St. and Palm St. in Downtown Ventura, 8:30am – 12pm.
For more information, visit www.vccfm.org
Recycle Coach Tip
Can you recycle batteries? All batteries, including standard, watch, laptop and mobile phone batteries, must be disposed of safely. Please drop them off at one of the many retailers that participate in the Call2Recycle program, or bring them to a hazardous waste location. Batteries should not be placed in the garbage or recycle bin.

Other products such as paint, pesticides, motor oil, compact fluorescent light bulbs and smoke detectors can also be harmful if not disposed of safely at a Household Hazardous Waste Event.

Download the Recycle Coach App and use the what-goes-where search function to learn how to dispose of items properly.
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