March/April 2017
2016 Environmental Excellence Award Winner: BōKU® International, Inc.

City of Ventura Certified Green Business BōKU® International, Inc., was awarded the 2016 Environmental Excellence Award this past December at the Annual Poinsettia Awards Luncheon. The award, presented by the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division in conjunction with the Ventura Chamber of Commerce, was given to BōKU® for their exemplary efforts integrating
environmental sustainability into their business philosophy and practices. Read More.

City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability's 2017 Gr
een School Program 

Recognizing the importance of educating Ventura's youth to establish lifelongsustainable habits and practices, the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division and Ventura Water offers free educational presentations to all local K-12 schools, after-school, and pre-school programs. READ MORE.

Spring GREEN Cleaning: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

There's a reason why 'spring cleaning' is celebrated around the world. Warmer weather and longer days serve as a stimulant to encourage people to de-clutter and get organized. In fact, research shows that cleaning up your living space is great energy boost that fosters happiness and a renewed focus. Deep cleaning also supports optimum health by keeping nasty allergens at bay.  READ MORE. 

FREE Lighting Upgrades for Small Business now available

Southern California Edison (SCE) is offering their 2017 Direct Install program to Ventura businesses from March 20 to April 7.Through the Direct Install program, SCE sends trained energy-efficiency contractors to help small businesses identify ways to save energy through lighting upgrades while improving light quality and helping businesses thrive. READ MORE.
Stormwater Tip

When it rains, stormwater flows down the gutter picking up all the automotive fluid that has dripped on hard surfaces and transports it onto the street, eventually flowing unchecked into our storm drain system. Many small oil spills and transmission leaks can add up to a significant problem. Extend the life of your car and improve the health of our oceans by regularly inspecting your car for leaks.


Wild & Scenic Film Festival, March 3 & 4 
L to R: Haili Matsukawa and Lars Davenport in the City Booth  

Staffers from Environmental Sustainability and Ventura Water greeted attendees to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival March 3 & 4.  

Mulch Madness, March 11

Ventura Residents were invited to pick up FREE mulch and compost at Cornucopia Community Garden and Westpark Community Center. Local experts also led FREE Gardening workshops at both locations.

5th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival Awards, March 22

You're Invited to the 5th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival Awards on World Water Day, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:00 p.m. FIND OUT MORE & RSVP to RESERVE your SEAT at Eventbrite!

2017 Water Wise Gardening Classes
The City's FREE GARDENING CLASSES start in February 2017,   Stay Tuned Here. 
Volunteer Ventura

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

BōKU® International, Inc
2017 Green School Program
DDM Metering Systems, Inc. 
Listen to Sustainable Ventura PODCASTS

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