The 5th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival, presented by Ventura Water, is an important initiative that highlights our relationship with water: How we look at it, how we use it and how we share it.
In this PureWaterRadio PODCAST host Maryann Ridini Spencer speaks with Rachael Shapiro, Project Manager for Water: Take 1 about the submission process, the types of films filmmakers can submit, filmmaker awards ($1500 Grand Jury Prize and other awards) and more!
Filmmakers interested in submitting their water-themed films, 5 minutes or less in any genre, should do so at watertake1.com by Friday, December 16th, 2016, 11:59 PM (PST). Audience voting is encouraged until Monday, January 16, 2017, 11:59 (PST).
Ventura City Mayor Erik Nasarenko's commercial spot for the "5th National Mayor's Challenge" on 100.7 KHAY-FM and 95.1 KBBY-FM
5th NATIONAL MAYOR'S CHALLENGE FOR WATER CONSERVATION, APRIL 1-30, 2016
Join the City of Ventura by visiting mywaterpledge.com
Cities nationwide to compete to see who can be most “water wise”
With at least 36 states facing water shortages this year, mayors across the nation will be asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water and cut pollution by participating in a national contest aimedat drastically slashing water and energy use across the country- and in return, residents can win a new Toyota Prius Plug-in , water saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes.
In addition to helping the environment, the mayors earn bragging rights about winning the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, a non-profit competition, April 1-30, to see which leaders can best inspire their residents to make a series of informative, easy to use online pages to reduce water and energy usage.
“Whether its drought conditions in the West or the high costs of energy related to water use in the East, saving water has become one of the most talked about issues facing the nation today,” said Wyland, artist and president of the Wyland Foundation. “This gives city leaders a way to supplement their awareness efforts in a friendly, spirited way.”
Presented nationally by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, with support from the U.S. EPA’s Office of Water, National League of Cities, U.S. Forest Service, The Toro Company, Wondergrove Kids, Bytelaunch, and WaterSmart Software, mayors nationwide are encouraged to challenge their residents to conserve water, save energy, and reduce pollution on behalf of their city at www.mywaterpledge.com throughout the month of April.
To participate, residents enter the name of their city at mywaterpledge.com, and then make a series of online pledges to conserve water on behalf of their city. Cities compete in the following population categories: (5,000 – 29,999 residents, 30,000 – 99,999 residents, 100,000 – 299,999 residents, 300,000-599,999 residents, and 600,000+ residents). Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category are deemed the winner. Residents from those cities are entered to win an array of environmentally positive prizes.
Take the PLEDGE to SAVE WATER & WIN PRIZES at: mywaterpledge.com
Ventura Water's Craig Jones talks to PureWaterRadio about the "5th National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation" where cities nationwide compete to see who can be the most "water wise." The Challenge takes place from April 1-30, 2016. Pledge to save water by visiting: mywaterpledge.com
MAKE YOUR PLEDGE TODAY. IT'S EASY! HERE'S HOW:
1. Go to mywaterpledge.com
2. CLICK ON the Home Page link and Pledge either with your Facebook Account or Email address
3. TYPE in the name of your city — Ventura, Ca & PLEDGE
Cities compete in the following population categories: (5,000 – 29,999 residents, 30,000 – 99,999 residents, 100,000 – 299,999 residents, 300,000-599,999 residents, and 600,000+ residents). Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category are deemed the winner. Residents from those cities are entered to win an array of environmentally positive prizes.
Make Your Water Pledge at mywaterpledge.com
Find out more! Visit: cityofventura.net/water/mayorschallenge
The 4th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Film Contest Awards takes place on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Brooks Institute in Ventura, Ca. The event is FREE with RSVP and will commence with a cocktail reception followed by a screening of the 9 finalist films followed by the exciting announcement of the Water: Take 1 winners. In this PureWaterRadio podcast, Water: Take 1's Project Coordinator, Rachael Shapiro talks to host Maryann Ridini Spencer about the awards and the upcoming event.
Find out more about the event and RSVP at watertake1.com
In 2010, the City of Ventura in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation recognized the importance of changing out traditional landscapes with water wise gardens and held the first FREE Water Wise Gardening Class Series which was aimed at informing Ventura Water residents on how they could help promote environmental sustainability in their home landscape.
This first series was so successful, often times with standing room only, that these classes are now part of an ongoing program throughout the year.
Classes focuses on how conserve water resources as well as how to reduce green waste production, curb water pollution and inform residents how they can save money on their water bill by implementing water wise practices.
In this PureWaterRadio PODCAST City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Jill Santos shares information about the NEW Water Wise Classes for 2016.
For more water wise information, visit: VenturaWater.net
In this segment of Pure Water Radio by Ventura Water host Maryann Ridini Spencer speaks with Craig Jones, Ventura Water Management Analyst II, about preparing for water emergencies during times of El Niño and other natural disasters.
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