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EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | COMPOST HAPPENS

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | COMPOST HAPPENS Apr 14, 2021 | David Goldstein by David Goldstein, VCPWA, IWMD “Compost happens” is the environmental twist on a more famous, but less positive aphorism about life. Actually, compost does not happen when we put yard clippings and food waste in a landfill. Modern landfills minimize biodegradation to…

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EYE OF THE ENVIRONMENT | EARTH DAY EVENTS RETURN TO VENTURA COUNTY THIS MONTH

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | EARTH DAY EVENTS RETURN TO VENTURA COUNTY THIS MONTH Apr 7, 2021 | David Goldstein, by David Goldstein, VCPWA, IWMD April 22 is Earth Day, and events scheduled all this month help people celebrate and rededicate to environmental causes. Earthday.org, the largest international coordinating body for Earth Day commemorations, chose…

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EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | “DRILL AND FILL” SERVICE ENDS; PRINTER CARTRIDGE REMANUFACTURING REMAINS

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | “DRILL AND FILL” SERVICE ENDS; PRINTER CARTRIDGE REMANUFACTURING REMAINS Mar 24, 2021 | David Goldstein, Eye on the Environment, News, Ojai, Ventura County by David Goldstein, VC, PWA, IWMD Last month, when Costco closed in-store photo shops, taking the company’s photo development business entirely online, Ventura County also lost an important environmental service: Those photo shops…

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EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | REUSABLE GLASS BOTTLES ARE GONE, BUT ALTERNATIVES HAVE ADVANTAGES

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | REUSABLE GLASS BOTTLES ARE GONE, BUT ALTERNATIVES HAVE ADVANTAGES Mar 10, 2021 | David Goldstein, Eye on the Environment, News, Ventura, by David Goldstein, VC PWA, IWMD Stan Wilson, of Ventura, recently wrote to me, “I don’t understand why we can’t just go back to reusable glass bottles. As a…

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EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT – DO GREEN FEATURES SELL HOUSES

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | DO “GREEN” FEATURES HELP SELL HOUSES? Nov 4, 2020| David Goldstein, Eye on the Environment by David Goldstein, VC PWA, IWMD Realtors are known for using certain terms to describe homes, and those terms sometimes can have an unexpected meaning. For example, as readynest.com points out, if a realtor describes a home…

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EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT – TRACKING TOXINS AND TALKING TRANSITIONS

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | TRACKING TOXINS AND TALKING TRANSITIONS Oct 28, 2020 | David Goldstein, Eye on the Environment California is getting serious about tracking toxins in personal care products. by David Goldstein This year, the California legislature passed chemical “right to know” legislation, requiring disclosures of ingredients in cosmetics and menstrual products. Previously, some ingredients could…

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    Eye on the Environment articles are published Sundays in the Ventura County Star newspaper, monthly in the Ventura County Reporter, and frequently in Vida News and The Acorn.  Comments on existing articles or ideasfor future articles should be directed to: David Goldstein 805/658-4312 David.Goldstein@ventura.org

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START-UP BUSINESSES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Eco-Tip for 6-30-19 Start-up Businesses for the Environment By David Goldstein, VCPWA, IWMD Glenn Hening, founder of the non-profit Surfrider Foundation, has started a for-profit business he expects will also benefit the environment. The company, currently based at his home in Oxnard, is called Granular Resistance Fitness Corporation. Before deciding to go into business, Hening…