Eco-tip: Drive Electric Week tries to electrify public for wider adoption

By David Goldstein Special to Ventura County Star Sept.17,2022 Skeptics ask: “How are we going to charge 35 million electric vehicles in California with an electric grid that can barely support air conditioning?” Kent Bullard, field representative for the Electric Vehicle Advocates of Ventura County, hopes to share answers at upcoming events celebrating National Drive…

VCPWA Announces Road Closure Due to Bradley Road Bridge Replacement

Full Road Closure on Bradley Road beginning September 6th 2022 until November 30th, 2022. The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) announces the replacement of the Bradley Road Bridge, beginning August 26th, 2022 until November 30th, 2022. The old bridge, built in 1930 will be replaced to bring the structure up to the current safety…

Volunteers of all ages pitch in to help keep our local beaches clean.

Eco-tip: Coastal Cleanup Day will tidy Ventura County beaches and waterways

By David Goldstein On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Day will bring trash-gathering volunteers to more than 20 sites as part of the 38th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 17. The local effort targets beaches as well as inland sites from Fillmore to Simi Valley. Last year in…

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EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | COMMUNITY CLEAN UP HAS COME A LONG WAY

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | COMMUNITY CLEAN UP HAS COME A LONG WAY by David Goldstein Until the 1950s, disposing waste was often a community affair in Ventura County. Neighbors hauled each other’s discards, caravanned or met up at local dumps, sometimes returning home with more material scavenged than disposed. Some of these sites, such…

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EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | EARTH DAY “INVEST” THEME FOCUSES ON ELECTRIC TRANSPORT

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | EARTH DAY “INVEST” THEME FOCUSES ON ELECTRIC TRANSPORT by David Goldstein The theme of 2022 Earth Day is “invest in our planet,” according to EarthDay.org, an international organizing coalition. Locally led by the Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance, electric vehicles will be a particular focus of the “investment” theme. “It…

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ECO-TIP: STUDENTS CAN DIG INTO PUBLIC WORKS WEEK WITH TONS OF ONLINE MATERIAL

Eco-tip: Students can dig into Public Works Week with tons of online material by David Goldstein, PWA – IWMD Special to Ventura County Star This week is Public Works Week, and the American Public Works Association’s 2021 theme, “Stronger Together,” fits well with the way local educators are working. Despite the pandemic, they are collaborating…

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ECO-TIP: VENTURA COUNTY COMPOST COMPETITION REWARDS AND EDUCATES

Eco-tip: Ventura County compost competition rewards and educates David Goldstein Special to Ventura County Star A new, local environmental group is organizing a competition to promote composting and hoping the competition will become an annual event. The Ventura County Compost Network, a group of local commercial composting businesses, gardening stores, nonprofits, farmers and others, recently…

VENTURA COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS WEEK

Local Community invited to celebrate Public Works with fun, educational virtual event   To celebrate the American Public Works Association’s National Public Works Week, Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) will celebrate with its very own virtual event the week of May 17, 2021! This year might look a little different, but we are working…