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Local Zoos Place a Priority on Teaching to Help the Environment

For Eco-Tip 10-27-19 Local Zoos Place a Priority on Teaching to Help the Environment By David Goldstein A few weeks ago, at the Santa Barbara Zoo, I carried my nearly two-year-old son to the elephant enclosure, telling him about the times I went there with his older brothers and remembering the amazement we felt when…

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Composting on Site: Focus May Change from Backyard to Business

Eco-Tip for 10-13-19 Composting on Site: Focus May Change from Backyard to Business By David Goldstein, VC PWA, IWMD “Compost happens,” said a bumper sticker I saw, twisting a similar, less optimistic phrase. Everything living will eventually rot when exposed to a combination of moisture, air, and microorganisms, so eventual success at composting is likely.…

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Reimagine Your Commute: Rideshare Week in Ventura County

Eco-Tip for 10-6-19 Reimagine Your Commute: Rideshare Week in Ventura County By Emily Kirwan and David Goldstein October 7 to 11 is Rideshare Week in Ventura County, and the Ventura County Transportation Commission asks locals to “Reimagine your commute.” Those who pledge at rideweek.org to catch an eco-friendly, easy and affordable ride to work or…

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Cool the Planet with Your Refrigerator

Eco-Tip for 9-29-19 Cool the Planet with Your Refrigerator By David Goldstein, VC PWA, IWMD If your teen age child was inspired by Greta Thunberg’s speech at last week’s United Nations Climate Action Summit and is asking to participate in Thunberg’s Friday boycotts of school to protest adults’ insufficient action in combating climate change, here…

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Sewer alternative for food scraps

Eco-Tip for 9-22-19 Is the Sewer an Alternative for Food Scraps? By David Goldstein, Ventura County PWA, IWMD Because food scraps are not allowed in any local curbside yard waste carts, some people put kitchen scraps down their garbage disposal, thinking this is a viable composting option. Although many local wastewater treatment plants do send…

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Coastal Cleanup Day and Drive Electric Week

Eco-Tip for 9-15-19 Upcoming Eco Events: Coastal Cleanup Day and Drive Electric Week By David Goldstein, VC PWA, IWMD When people want to know what they can do to immediately and tangibly benefit the environment, sometimes the answer is to pick up litter. When people want to know what single lifestyle change they can make…

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AMI FAQs

AMI Frequently Asked Questions Information for Ventura County Waterworks Districts (District) Nos. 17 (Bell Canyon) & 38 (Lake Sherwood) customers who would like to access the Sensus Analytics Customer Portal. Q: What is AMI? A: AMI stands for Advanced Metering Infrastructure. It consists of a low-powered communication device that is added to your new water…

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Avoid Accidental Litter

Eco-Tip for 9/8/19 Avoid Accidental Litter: Bag Your Bags and Tarp Your Loads By David Goldstein, Ventura County Public Works Agency, IWMD When you see litter in your neighborhood, do you wonder what kind of person would inconsiderately create such a mess? Because litter is often caused unintentionally, the litter you see in your neighborhood…