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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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BILINGUAL REPORT – COMMUNITY FEEDBACK HELPS VCPWA RECEIVE FIRST STATEWIDE GRANT FOR PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Bilingual report — Community Feedback Helps Ventura County Public Works Agency Receive First Statewide Grant for Pedestrian Improvement Project by Community Contributor • April 15, 2021 VCPWA receives over six million dollars in state funding for the El Rio Pedestrian Improvement and Safe Routes to School Project VENTURA COUNTY — Ventura County Public Works Agency’s…

VENTURA COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS WEEK

Local Community invited to celebrate Public Works with fun, educational virtual event   To celebrate the American Public Works Association’s National Public Works Week, Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) will celebrate with its very own virtual event the week of May 17, 2021! This year might look a little different, but we are working…

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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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ECO-TIP: REUSABLE G:LASS BOTTLES ARE GONE, BUT ALTERNATIVES HAVE ADVANTAGES

Eco-tip: Reusable glass bottles are gone, but alternatives have advantages David Goldstein Special to Ventura County Star 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 teenager I worked as a stock boy in a grocery store. I don’t remember there…

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Navy and Ventura County Enter into a Cost-Saving Support Agreement

Bilingual report — Navy and Ventura County Enter into a Cost-Saving Support Agreement by Community Contributor • October 21, 2020 • Comments Off on Bilingual report — Navy and Ventura County Enter into a Cost-Saving Support Agreement By Melinda Larson • Naval Base Ventura County Public Affairs Office VENTURA — An intergovernmental support agreement (IGSA) on Oct. 21 signed by Naval Base…