Environmental Sustainability

City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability

The Ventura community has long maintained a strong environmental ethic. Whether it’s conserving our hills and open space, encouraging smart growth, protecting our picturesque rivers and beaches, or keeping our City safe and clean, Ventura residents value our natural assets and believe that they should be preserved and protected. Not surprisingly, this desire to protect Ventura’s environment is reflected in the policies and practices of the City Council and staff.

In an effort to improve the City’s environmental performance, the City Council passed the “Green Initiative” in 2007. This 10-point action plan was designed to reduce environmental impacts from the City’s municipal operations, including reducing energy and vehicle fuel use; developing a green purchasing policy; educating employees about green practices; and forming a Green Team to help implement these programs. Currently, all 10 points of the action plan have been achieved and the City continues to implement environmentally sustainable practices.

Sustainable Ventura Blog

  1. Self-Care
    It's time for a little self-care DIY. We have assembled a few recipes that can be made with common ingredients from your home. Read More...


  2. EarthDay
    Here are a few tips to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day safely at home. Read More...


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    Transparency and reassurance about recycling within the City of Ventura.
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  5. Environmental Sustainability Team
    Meet the folks that work on behalf of the community for environmental sustainability!
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  1. RainbowPopSmall
    Turn your overripe fruits into delicious rainbow popsicles with this easy recipe and help save the food! 
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    From decorations to delectable treats, check out our suggestions for hosting a sustainable celebration! Read More...


  3. CleanSpace2
    Research shows that cleaning up your living space is a great energy boost that fosters happiness and a renewed focus.
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    Do you know what's in your cleaning products? Perhaps it's time to take a look.
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  5. Green Business Logo
    What does it mean to be a Green Business and how are they having an impact in Ventura? 
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