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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…

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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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EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT – DO GREEN FEATURES SELL HOUSES

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | DO “GREEN” FEATURES HELP SELL HOUSES? Nov 4, 2020| David Goldstein, Eye on the Environment by David Goldstein, VC PWA, IWMD Realtors are known for using certain terms to describe homes, and those terms sometimes can have an unexpected meaning. For example, as readynest.com points out, if a realtor describes a home…

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EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT – TRACKING TOXINS AND TALKING TRANSITIONS

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | TRACKING TOXINS AND TALKING TRANSITIONS Oct 28, 2020 | David Goldstein, Eye on the Environment California is getting serious about tracking toxins in personal care products. by David Goldstein This year, the California legislature passed chemical “right to know” legislation, requiring disclosures of ingredients in cosmetics and menstrual products. Previously, some ingredients could…

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DISTRICT 19 SOMIS FAQs

Ventura County Waterworks District 19 – Somis Financial Stabilization Plan – Information Outreach Current Status of District The District’s Cash Reserves were depleted in Fiscal Year 2020. The primary reasons are: State ordered blend of well water with expensive imported water to reduce the Iron and Manganese levels USDA debt service for pipeline replacement projects…