David Goldstein, Ventura County Star

David Goldstein

Ventura County Star

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Recent articles by David:

Eco-tip: Managing Halloween waste in an unusual year

Halloween is back in 2021, with some differences. You can help reduce waste while still celebrating. → Read More

Eco-tip: Here are some tips for recycling concrete in Ventura County

Concrete, recycled in tonnages far greater than most recycled materials, can only be downcycled into a product of lower value. Here's what you can do. → Read More

Eco-tip: Here are local ways to address global fear of climate change

As Halloween decorations appear this month, few children will fear the monsters depicted. But one topic is sending shivers down youths' spines. → Read More

Eco-tip: Appreciation of manufacturing increases on this Manufacturing Day

Friday was Manufacturing Day, a commemoration coordinated by the National Manufacturing Association, and many people were appreciating its importance. → Read More

Eco-tip: Composting workshops return with Master Gardeners

Three free composting workshops will be offered during October by Master Gardeners of Ventura County, the first such workshops in three years. → Read More

Eco-tip: Coastal cleanup day customized for COVID-19

Coastal Cleanup Day is Sept. 18, and organizers are offering both designated sites for groups as well as options for people uncomfortable with gatherings. → Read More

Eco-tip: Less packaging can result in more waste

Usually, buying a product with less packaging reduces waste. But that's not always the case. → Read More

Eco-tip: Report water wasters, but know the difference of line flushing

Line flushing uses tremendous amounts of water but is necessary to maintain water quality. → Read More

Eco-tip: Report leaks because every minute matters

Main line water breaks are shoot water out of at up to 10,000 gallons per minute, threatening anyone or anything nearby. → Read More

Eco-tip: There's more to 4-H than animals. Sustainability plays a big part

Farm and livestock projects are just one facet of an organization offering youth many opportunities, including education about sustainability. → Read More

Eco-tip: Do you need a water filter or water delivery? Trust the tap

Consumers might like to imagine their water bottle was filled by sanitary fairies, but if the label says “purified,” it is just filtered tap water. → Read More

Eco-tip: Avoid replacing, using pressure-treated wood with these tips

When it comes to pressure-treated wood, reducing discards cut the need to dispose of it in the first place. → Read More

Eco-tip: Options slim for treated wood disposal, solutions needed from state

Without options to toss out treated wood, the toxic waste ends up at the landfill. → Read More

Eco-tip: Law requiring organic recycling kicks into gear; here's what some sites do

Over the next few years, the mandates of a 2016 California recycling law will start to be enforced. → Read More

Eco-tip: Should food scraps go down garbage disposals? Here's what we know for the county

Garbage disposals offer neat and convenient disposal, but is your sink an environmentally responsible place for managing food waste? → Read More

Eco-tip: Stopping illegal dumping through enforcement, prevention

To catch people unlawfully dumping garbage, the Ventura County Public Works Agency installed motion-activated, hidden cameras along rural roads. → Read More

Eco-tip: Sunflowers at Museum of Ventura County bring message of beauty from compost

Local artist Paul Lindhard usually works with stone, but his latest vision at the Museum of Ventura County involves the community and features flowers. → Read More

Eco-tip: Students can dig into Public Works Week with tons of online material

This week is Public Works Week, and the American Public Works Association’s 2021 theme, “Stronger Together,” fits well with the way educators are working. → Read More

Eco-tip: Compost contest winners motivated by education

Over coming years, the state will require any entity generating yard waste or food waste in certain amounts to use and pay for compost collection bins. → Read More

Eco-tip: Precautions, advice for wildlife encounters in Ventura County

Rattlesnakes are the most often encountered, potentially dangerous local wildlife. However, the risk is lower than many perceive. → Read More