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Now Accepting Nominations
5th Annual Ventura County


Ventura County’s Best Private and Public Projects and Programs of 2012-2013

The VENTURA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS will present awards on Tuesday, April 16th at 10:00 a.m. for Earth Day 2013 recognizing the best projects and programs that address climate change in Ventura County.

Many organizations, large and small, public and private, have responded to the risks of Climate Change by voluntarily implementing measures to reduce their carbon footprint. (Nomination Form click here).


  • Organization Carbon Footprint Reduction: Projects that reduce carbon emissions or other Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GGE). Quantification of greenhouse gas reduction using standard protocols is encouraged but not mandatory.
  • Planning or Research Project: Plans and projects that will assist in future reduction of GGE and lead to greater understanding the effects of climate change and how to address the effects.
  • Public Outreach/Education: Projects to increase awareness of global warming and actions that organizations or individuals can take to reduce GGE and address climate change. Consideration given to the number of persons reached, effectiveness of message, and usefulness as a model for other outreach and education projects.
  • School/Youth: Projects judged on extent of participation, originality, and amount of energy, water, or resource use reduction achieved (calculation not necessary).
  • Sustainable Business Practices: Any combination of measures resulting in energy, water, or resource use reductions. Based on level of effort, workforce participation, and creativity, as well as overall reduction of energy, water, and resource consumption.

Nominations due by midnight April 7, 2013
For FAQs and details click here.
Self nomination is encouraged!
Contact Supervisor Steve Bennett’s office for more information 654-2703.

Board Letters by Supervisor Bennett

Direction to CEO to Report Back on Climate ChangeDirection to CEO to Report Back on Climate Change
CEO Climate ChangeCEO Climate Change
Hybrid Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles
Mandatory Higher Energy Efficiency Standards for New Large HomesMandatory Higher Energy Efficiency Standards for New Large Homes
PowerPoint Presentation on Climate Change/Energy Conservation Actions Taken by County AgenciesPowerPoint Presentation on Climate Change/Energy Conservation Actions Taken by County Agencies

Rainwater Cisterns and Graywater Disposal

Rainwater CisternsRainwater Cisterns
Graywater DisposalGraywater Disposal

Links to Local Web Sites

www.vccool.orgwww.vccool.org - Ventura Climate Change Options Organized Locally
www.ojaivalleygreencoalition.org/www.ojaivalleygreencoalition.org/ - Coalition to make Ojai a model green community
www.builditsmartvc.orgwww.builditsmartvc.org - County of Ventura's guide to building your home, work, and life with the idea of energy conservation in mind
www.vcenergy.orgwww.vcenergy.org - Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance
usgbcc4.clubwizard.comusgbcc4.clubwizard.com  - Green Building Council

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