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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…

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CHICKENS AT HOME

Eco-tip for 6-9-19 “Eggtivists” Advocate for Raising Chickens at Home By David Goldstein, VCPWA, IWMD Chickens can be friendly pets with benefits. Chickens provide eggs, fertilize gardens with their poop, and they eat insects, weeds, and food scraps. Keeping chickens also teaches children about our food sources. Chickens in urban areas can also pose problems…

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PUBLIC WORKS DAY 2019

Eco-tip for 5-19-19 Revamped Public Works Day Uses Hands-on Learning to Expose Students to Environmentally Beneficial Careers By David Goldstein, Ventura County Public Works Agency, IWMD and Katie Yates, Consortium Media The theme of this year’s annual Public Works Day, “Lean Forward. Leading Excellence,” refers to an emphasis on innovation, opportunity, and accomplishment in careers…