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AWARDS PROGRAMS RECOGNIZE AND INSPIRE

Eco-Tip for 4/29/18 Awards Programs Recognize and Inspire By David Goldstein, Ventura County PWA, IWMD In his “4R Grandkids/SaveOurWater” blog about Ventura County’s natural resources, Charles Spraggins recently groused about the types of measures celebrated at last week’s Earth Day events, saying, “What is saved by ‘sustainable living’ is consumed anyway via growth and development.”…

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PREVENT OIL AND SEWAGE SPILLS

Eco-Tip for 3/25/18 Dockwalker Volunteers Needed to Prevent Oil and Sewage Spills By David Goldstein, Ventura County PWA, IWMD This Friday, volunteers will receive training and materials qualifying them to be official “Dockwalkers,” with access to local boaters in the Ventura and Channel Islands harbors. Dockwalkers use this access to protect the environment by educating…

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IRRIGATION CONTROLLERS

Eco-Tip for 3/18/18 Smart Irrigation Products: Time to Adjust the Automatic Sprinklers by David Goldstein, Ventura County PWA, IWMD During the last week of rain, did you see a neighbor’s automatic sprinkler system running? If adjusted correctly and shut off during wet weather, automatic sprinkler systems are water saving devices, preventing accidental over-watering. Saving water…

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DIAPERS

Eco-Tip for 3-4-18 Service, Home Laundering, or Disposables: Not Local Composting By David Goldstein, VC PWA, IWMD Major companies providing reusable diaper service in Ventura County are based in Pasadena, Montrose, and Santa Clarita; so does the resource conservation of using reusables instead of disposable diapers exceed the environmental costs of transportation? Alternatively, does home…