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EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | FOR ARBOR DAY’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY, VISIT A LOCAL BOTANIC GARDEN

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | FOR ARBOR DAY’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY, VISIT A LOCAL BOTANIC GARDEN by David Goldstein The 150th annual National Arbor Day is April 29, 2022. This holiday is nationally celebrated on the last Friday in April, but some states observe Arbor Day on different dates based on optimal tree planting times or…

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ECO-TIP: FIGHTING PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE WITH EXTENDED WARRANTIES, RIGHT TO REPAIR

Eco-tip: Fighting planned obsolescence with extended warranties, right to repair By David Goldstein Special to Ventura County Star Are extended warranties worth the cost? For cars, the question becomes complicated by a wide variety of options, prices and incentives. For other items, such as appliances and cell phones, the choices are simpler. Some people need…

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ECO-TIP: RECYCLING PROMOTERS TARGET KIDS – HOW INSIDIOUS!

Eco-tip: Recycling promoters target kids — how insidious! By David Goldstein Special to Ventura County Star “You’re insidious!” my neighbor, Jim Polisini, said with a laugh. Insidiousness got a bad reputation after the Star Wars franchise named The Emperor Darth Sidious in the original trilogy. But even before then, I had never heard environmental outreach…

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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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EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | LIMITS ON UNRECYCABLE PAPER IN ORGANICS CARTS

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | LIMITS ON UNRECYCLABLE PAPER IN ORGANICS CARTS by David Goldstein Since food recycling programs started in Ventura County in January, local environmental advocates have focused on communicating the importance of recycling organics, but there is one category of organics requiring caution before composting. Organics include anything once alive and therefore…

PLAN DE TRANSPORTE ACTIVO DEL CONDADO DE VENTURA – SPANISH

PLAN DE TRANSPORTE ACTIVO DEL CONDADO DE VENTURA – SPANISH Ventura County Public Works Press Release Contact: Samuel Zneimer, Consultant Project Manager, SamuelZneimer@altago.com Plan de Transporte Activo del Condado de Ventura El Condado de Ventura está desarrollando un Plan de Transporte Activo (Plan AT) que será un mapa para la implementación de instalaciones para peatones…

COUNTY OF VENTURA ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN-ENGLISH

COUNTY OF VENTURA ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN Ventura County Public Works Press Release Contact: Samuel Zneimer, Consultant Project Manager, SamuelZneimer@altago.com County of Ventura Active Transportation Plan The County of Ventura is developing an Active Transportation Plan (AT Plan) that will be a roadmap for the implementation of pedestrian and bicyclist facilities within the County’s unincorporated communities.…