Hey Ventura, What’s Your Shower Song? Campaign to Save Water

Shower Cling EditFinalSustainable Ventura News talks to Ventura Water GM Shana Epstein about the “Hey Ventura, What’s Your Shower Song?” Campaign.

From June 18 through August 31, 2015 Ventura Water partners with several local radio stations to inspire residents to keep the shower water flow to a minimum, or at least to the length of a favorite shower song with the “Hey Ventura, What’s Your Shower Song?” Campaign. The campaign for Ventura was born out of the State’s “Save Our Water” shower song promotional materials.

For more information, visit: VenturaWater.net and VenturaWater.org

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Sustainable Ventura TV News is reported by Maryann Ridini Spencer and airs on Caps-TV VTV’s Channel 15, Thursdays at 8:30pm. It rebroadcasts Monday-Thursday and Saturdays at 9:00am, Sundays at 8:30pm and every other Wednesday at 8:30pm.

Leading By Example: The Ventura City Fire Department

In this segment of Sustainable Ventura News, the Ventura City Fire Department talks about their sustainable operating practices.

Watch Sustainable Ventura News at Ventura County Star online (SEARCH “Sustainable Ventura News) also WATCH on the NEWS and LIFESTYLE pages and in the VC STYLE COLUMN.

Sustainable Ventura TV News is reported by Maryann Ridini Spencer and airs on Caps-TV VTV’s Channel 15, Thursdays at 8:30pm. It rebroadcasts Monday-Thursday and Saturdays at 9:00am, Sundays at 8:30pm and every other Wednesday at 8:30pm.

Visit: http://VenturaWater.org, http://CityofVentura.net/water/landscape and http://SustainableVentura.TV

 

Early Bird Film Submissions for the Third Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest Accepted through September 15, 2014

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Early Bird Film submissions for the third annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest are being accepted at http://www.watertake1.com/ through September 15, 2014. The contest, which highlights our relationship with water through the art of film and calls attention to growing water challenges across the globe, is accepting recent short films under five minutes that address the topic of water in any genre, including documentary, drama, comedy, animation, sci-fi or experimental. There is no fee for submission and films will be posted online and able to be viewed upon acceptance. Also sign up for Water: Take 1’s monthly newsletter, NewsReel @ http://bit.ly/1iBD31I

How to Design Your New California Yard

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Earlier this year, California Governor Jerry Brown announced that we are facing a historic drought and called for a reduction in water usage. In Ventura, 100% of our water comes from local sources and with low rainfall, those supplies are running low. Ventura Water asked residents for a 10% reduction in usage.

This segment of Sustainable Ventura News talks to City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Jill Sarick who shares how to take out your lawn to put in the NEW California yard – an Ocean Friendly Garden.

Sustainable Ventura TV News is reported by Maryann Ridini Spencer and airs on Caps-TV VTV’s Channel 15, Thursdays at 8:30pm. It rebroadcasts Monday-Thursday and Saturdays at 9:00am, Sundays at 8:30pm and every other Wednesday at 8:30pm. Get Sustainable Ventura News online at http://vcstar.com

For more information, visit:  CityofVentura.net/water/landscape

FREE Water Wise Class: Urban Gold Garden Class on Saturday, November 9

Environmental Specialist Jill Sarick talks to a full house at the FREE Water Wise Class held Saturday, October 12 in Ventura.

Environmental Specialist Jill Sarick talks to a full house at the FREE Water Wise Class held Saturday, October 12 in Ventura.

The third class in the FREE Water Wise Gardening series, Urban Gold, takes place on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 10:00am-11:30am at the City of Ventura Public Works Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road in Ventura.

Find out how to improve the water holding capacity and biology of your soil to create a health compost, compost teas and natural humates that improve soil vitality, the foundation of thriving gardens.

The Water Wise Gardening series has been extremely popular.  Over 50 attendees have attended the last two class sessions.

The event is hosted by Aqua-flo and refreshments are provided.

An Ocean Friendly Garden in Ventura.

An Ocean Friendly Garden in Ventura.

To Register for the class and for more information, visit:  http://www.cityofventura.net/water/landscape

Also contact:  Jill Sarick (805) 652-4501 or email:  jsarick@cityofventura.net

Listen to the Podcast from the October 12, 2013 Water Wise Ocean Friendly Gardens Class.

Watch the VIDEO from the first September 12, 2013 Water Wise Class:  SoCal Bloomers

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Caps-TV Students Produce Short Films for Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest

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This past August, students taking Caps-TV’s Digital Storytelling Program produced and filmed short films for the Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest.  Watch the Sustainable Ventura News Story below!

 

Spruce up your lawn and garden WATCH the Ventura Water/Sustainable Ventura June 2013 Show

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This month’s Sustainable Ventura TV show brought to you by Ventura Water showcases Sprinkler Spruce Up.

Jeremy Scarlett with Scarlett’s Landscape talks about how to make your lawn and garden irrigation system more efficient. Aquaflo’s Dave Williams takes the mystery out of programming irrigation control timers. Surfrider’s Paul Herzog shares some valuable information about Ocean Friendly Gardens and Educator Paul Vaksvik demonstrates how to create a rich mulch to nourish our landscapes.

Sustainable Ventura, hosted by Maryann Ridini Spencer and Ray Olson, airs on Caps-TV VTV’s Channel 15, Thursdays at 8:30pm. It rebroadcasts Monday-Thursday and Saturdays at 9:00am, Sundays at 8:30pm and every other Wednesday at 8:30pm.

Visit: http://VenturaWater.net and http://VenturaWater.org
Visit: http://SustainableVentura.TV
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Tips on how YOU can prevent stormwater pollution!

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This segment of the Sustainable Ventura TV Series talks with City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Courtney Lindberg about how individuals can prevent stormwater pollution.

The Sustainable Ventura TV Series (May 2013 show), takes a trip to the Earth Day Eco-Fest in Promenade Park and visits with the Refill Shoppe in downtown Ventura to find out about their reduce, reuse and refill policy. Courtney Lindberg, Enviornmental Specialist with the City of Ventura, talks about preventing stormwater pollution. The show also takes a trip to the Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) to look in on their new recycling programs.

Sustainable Ventura, hosted by Maryann Ridini Spencer and Ray Olson, airs on Caps-TV VTV’s Channel 15, Thursdays at 8:30pm. It rebroadcasts Monday-Thursday and Saturdays at 9:00am, Sundays at 8:30pm and every other Wednesday at 8:30pm.

LIKE THIS VIDEO on YOUTUBE, CLICK HERE.

Visit:  VenturaWater.net and VenturaWater.org

Plant an Ocean Friendly Garden for beauty and water conservation

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Make your landscape beautiful as you conserve water and save on your water bill with Ocean Friendly Gardens (“OFG”).  Watch this Sustainable Ventura  TV show segment (March 2013) and interview with City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Jill Sarick to find out how easy and affordable it is to change out your lawn for an OFG!

The Sustainable Ventura TV Series (March 2013 show), visits with Ventura Water to talk about water stewardship, conservation and Ocean Friendly Gardens, as well as the March 19, 2013 kick-off party and launch of the second annual WaterTake 1 Online Short Film Contest, the Never Waste Campaign, and FREE stand-alone Educational Outreach Presentations available to local schools and businesses within the City of Ventura.

Sustainable Ventura, hosted by Maryann Ridini Spencer and Ray Olson, airs on Caps-TV VTV’s Channel 15, Thursdays at 8:30pm. It rebroadcasts Monday-Thursday and Saturdays at 9:00am, Sundays at 8:30pm and every other Wednesday at 8:30pm.

Visit: http://VenturaWater.net, http://VenturaWater.org and http://SustainableVentura.TV

Also visit: http://WaterTake1.com

Ventura Water partners with NEVER WASTE Campaign Promoting Water Conservation

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Ventura Water’s involvement with the Never Waste Campaign kicks off in March 2013. This segment of Sustainable Ventura show from March 2013, talks with Ventura Water’s Management Analyst Nancy Broschart about the program aimed at saving one of our precious natural resourcesWATER.

The Sustainable Ventura TV Series (March 2013 show), visits with Ventura Water to talk about water stewardship, conservation and Ocean Friendly Gardens, as well as the March 19, 2013 kick-off party and launch of the second annual WaterTake 1 Online Short Film Contest, the Never Waste Campaign, and FREE stand-alone Educational Outreach Presentations available to local schools and businesses within the City of Ventura.

Sustainable Ventura, hosted by Maryann Ridini Spencer and Ray Olson, airs on Caps-TV VTV’s Channel 15, Thursdays at 8:30pm. It rebroadcasts Monday-Thursday and Saturdays at 9:00am, Sundays at 8:30pm and every other Wednesday at 8:30pm.

Visit: http://WaterTake1.com
Also visit: http://VenturaWater.net, http://VenturaWater.org and http://SustainableVentura.TV