Simply Delicious Living with Maryann®/Sustainability Now News
SIMPLY DELICIOUS LIVING WITH MARYANN® is dedicated to sharing healthy living and sustainable and inspiring body, mind, spirit content. SUSTAINABILITY NOW NEWS covers happenings & events (with a focus on the four pillars of sustainability — Cultural, Environmental, Economic, and Social). Both series are produced, written & hosted by Maryann Ridini Spencer, an Award-Winning Author, Screenwriter and Producer, Lifestyle Journalist, Recipe Developer, and Chef. The shows, which have received numerous accolades and awards, are broadcast as follows:  Simply Delicious Living can be seen on KVCR PBS-TV (Southern California), DirecTV and Dish Network, Roku (Simply Delicious Living Channel), CAPS Media/Channel 6 (Ventura, CA), and YouTube.com/MaryannRidiniSpencer. Sustainability Now News is broadcast within the Simply Delicious Living block of programming on CAPS Media/Channel 6, Roku (Simply Delicious Living Channel), and at YouTube.com/MaryannRidiniSpencer. Sustainability Now News is also broadcast on KPPQ FM RADIO 104.1 (Ventura, CA) and runs as a PRINT column in the Ventura Breeze newspaper. Visit: https://MaryannRidiniSpencer.com

In Southern California, a beautiful sprawling green lawn isn’t always the “smart” eco-friendly choice.In this Sustainability Now News Interview Cari Vega, owner of A Smart Garden in Downtown Ventura, shares some ideas on how to create a lush, water wise landscape planting climate appropriate plants that offer a variety of color and beauty.

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“Making a difference one bottle at a time” is The Refill Shoppe’s motto. Owner of the bath, body, home, and clean shop located in downtown Ventura, Michelle Stevens, had an ah-ha moment thanks to a pretty olive oil bottle. LISTEN to this Sustainability Now News interview. Michelle talks with host Maryann Ridini Spencer about her sustainable lifestyle and eco-friendly business practices.

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"A Smart Garden" is many things — organic, drought-tolerant, sustainable, low-maintenance, planted with native plants, and so much more. A Smart Garden's Cari Vega joins Sustainability Now News to talk about exactly what a smart garden is!

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On Saturday, June 16, 2018, The City of Ventura Community Development Department and Environmental Sustainability Division presented Ventura Strong Re-Builds Green Expo. Sustainability Now News listened in on some of the workshops and spoke to green vendors who offered their tips on how to keep sustainable.

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The City of Ventura Community Development Department and the Environmental Sustainability Division partners to present Ventura Strong Re-Builds Green Expo Saturday, June 16, 11am-3:00pm at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street. Environmental Sustainability Supervisor Courtney Lindberg joins us to share more about this important event.

 

Find out more about the Ventura Strong Re-Builds Green Expo at cityofventura.ca.gov

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Every year, one Saturday morning a month except for December, City of Ventura and Ventura Water hold FREE Gardening Classes offering informative lectures and Q&As. Topics range from smart controllers, to how to install an ocean-friendly landscape, and everything A to Z from designing, establishing and maintaining water-wise landscapes and balanced garden eco-systems. At a recent event at A Smart Garden in Downtown Ventura, Toro Company's Scott Donoho shares some great tips on what the average person can do to eliminate water waste in their landscape.

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An Energy Action Plan (EAP) is a strategic planning document that lays out a City’s goals and possible actions to reduce energy consumption by increasing energy efficiency and procuring more renewable energy. City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Brandon Kaysen explains how the City is requesting Ventura residents to take the Energy Action Plan Survey - a quick survey to help determine goals to reduce energy consumption.

Take the Energy Action Plan Survey, Google: Ventura Energy Survey.

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From June 25-26, 2018, the 4-H Sustainable You! Camp for ages 9-12 will bepresented by the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division & Ventura Water in collaboration with UC Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Environmental Specialist Brandon Kaysen talks about the program and the importance of teaching our youth about sustainable practices.

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In 1993, renowned marine life artist Wyland, known for his stunning life-size whales and ocean-themed murals on the sides of buildings worldwide, as well as his unique marine life paintings, sculptures, and photography, founded the Wyland Foundation. The Wyland Foundation a non-profit that educates children and their families about the importance of preserving healthy oceans and waterways through public art programs, classroom science education, and live events. Sustainability Now News Host Maryann Ridini Spencer spoke to Wyland about the importance of art in schools and art education in America at a recent art show in his Santa Monica Gallery.

Sustainability Now News is broadcast on Television and Radio (KPPQ Radio 104.1 FM Ventura).

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We all have an impact on water quality! How? Sustainability Now News Host Maryann Ridini Spencer shares some valuable tips to help you save money and save the environment! Find out more about Sustainability Now News when you Visit Maryann's Award-Winning Website and Simply Delicious Living Blog at MaryannRidiniSpencer.com or SimplyDeliciousLiving.com

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"Caution," "Danger," "Poison," "Keep Out of Reach of Children," "Toxic," — We've all read these words on traditional cleaning product labels that we purchase off the store shelf. While exposure to harsh chemicals can potentially irritate our skin and burn our eyes, the long-term exposure and subsequent health consequences can be significant. Even products labeled "all natural" or "Biodegradable" may not always be safe. In this Simply Delicious Living segment host, Maryann Ridini Spencer shares some tips on how to avoid harmful household chemicals. Visit Maryann's Award-Winning Blog, at Maryann Ridini Spencer.com or AlohaWriter.com and navigate to the Simply Delicious Living Blog Tab!


What do you do when you're feeling blah and need a boost? In this Simply Delicious Living PODCAST Maryann Ridini Spencer shares some of her favorite mood boosters.

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In this Simply Delicious Living PODCAST with Maryann Ridini Spencer, Maryann shares her top FIVE Body, Mind, Spirit TIPS for 2018! 

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