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EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | NEW REPORTS SHOW CHANGE OF RECYLCING FOCUS

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | NEW REPORTS SHOW CHANGE OF RECYCLING FOCUS Aug 4, 2021 | David Goldstein by David Goldstein, VCPWA, IWMD Last Monday (Aug. 2, 2021) was the deadline for every city and county in California to send an annual report to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) describing and…

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ECO-TIP: SUNFLOWERS AT MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY BRING MESSAGE OF BEAUTY FROM COMPOST

Eco-tip: Sunflowers at Museum of Ventura County bring message of beauty from compost David Goldstein Special to Ventura County Star Local artist Paul Lindhard usually works with stone and produces installations on a monumental scale, but his latest vision, coming into formation during the next few weeks at the Museum of Ventura County, involves the…

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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…

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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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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) FOR SB1383 EDIBLE FOOD WASTE CAPACITY STUDY

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) FOR SB1383 EDIBLE FOOD WASTE CAPACITY STUDY RFQ Circulation Date: Friday, March 19. 2021 The County of Ventura’s Public Works Agency is seeking Statement of Qualifications from qualified firms to develop an Edible Food Waste Capacity Study to comply with California’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Act (Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383),…

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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…